ESG Specialist

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
02 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: ESG Specialist

Grade: 9 ( relevant for internal applicants only )

The Location: London, United Kingdom

The Department: The department: S&P Global's ESG Research & Analytics department is dedicated to developing innovative ESG analytical solutions and overseeing the renowned Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The department is responsible for developing the methodology to analyze corporate sustainability performance systematically and accurately, and for managing our proprietary database, comprising one of the world's most complete datasets on corporate sustainability. We are considered a leader in ESG analytics, providing essential intelligence to corporates and financial institutions.

The Role: We are looking for an ESG Specialist to join our growing and dynamic ESG Research & Analytics department. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who is passionate about sustainability and is committed to driving sustainable business practices through direct engagement with corporates and through financial markets. As a team player, you will contribute to the unique culture and energy of the department as it continues to grow.

The Impact: Developed over 22 years, our work contributes to the creation of the iconic Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and the S&P 500® ESG index, among many others. Our work is also used by investors to execute their respective responsible investment strategies such as in the creation of impact and thematic funds. The work intelligence produced by our department is leveraged throughout S&P Global's ESG products across its divisions.

What's in it for you: As an ESG Analyst/Specialist, you would be dedicated to analyzing corporate performance within a dedicated sector and engaging with the market to explain the results of our analysis. The role provides an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of the methodology of the CSA ensuring that it continues to capture ongoing sustainability trends and evolving regulatory and reporting frameworks. As an ESG Analyst/Specialist, you will have the opportunity to act as a thought leader in ESG, representing S&P Global ESG expertise internally within the organization as well as through engagement with a variety of external parties.

  • Responsibility for analyzing corporate performance in line with the CSA methodology within a given sector.
  • Act as the knowledge leader within a sector /industry as well as specific underlying ESG topic
  • Development and maintenance of S&P's proprietary Corporate Sustainability Assessment Methodology (CSA)
  • Monitoring and reviewing ongoing company controversies through Media & Stakeholder Analysis (MSA)
  • Research on upcoming global sustainability trends and industry-specific challenges
  • Engagement with companies participating in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment through feedback calls, webcasts and management meetings
  • Project coordination with key internal and external stakeholders
What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:
  • A complete Bachelor's degree
  • 4+ years of work experience in the field of ESG ratings or research, corporate sustainability or sustainability investing preferred .
  • Advanced- Bilingual level of English written and spoken
  • Proven experience or expertise in at least one of the GICS-sectors Industrials, Materials, Energy, Financials and the related industries
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of financial markets and investment products is a plus
  • A sound understanding of global sustainability reporting frameworks and trends
  • Strong analytical skills and an acute attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel and other IT tools
Soft skills:
  • Strong interest in corporate sustainability
  • Customer-focused and strong interpersonal skills
  • Constructive and energetic attitude
  • Ability to work independently yet towards team goals
  • Reliable and able to go the extra mile when required
  • Business-oriented with an attention to costs and efficiency
About S&P Global Sustainable1: S&P Global Sustainable1 is the central source for sustainably intelligence from S&P Global. Sustainable1 matches customers with the ESG products, insights, and solutions from across S&P Global divisions to help meet their unique needs. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations, and governments an unmatched level of clarity and confidence to successfully navigate the transition to a sustainable future. Our data and well-informed point of view on critical topics like energy transition, climate resilience, positive impact and sustainable finance allow us to go deep on the details that define the big picture so customers can make decisions with conviction. To learn more about Sustainable1, visit .


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 273796
Posted On: 2022-05-31
Location: London, United Kingdom

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