Associate Sustainable Finance EMEA (Frankfurt, Milan, Paris or London)

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
12 Sep 2022
20 Sep 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings
The Role: Associate, Sustainable Finance - EMEA (Frankfurt, Milan, Paris or London)

We are currently recruiting an Associate to join our Sustainable Finance team within our Ratings practice in EMEA, to be based in our Frankfurt office (other locations specifically Milan, Paris or London will also be considered).

What's in it for you:
You will specifically be working as part of a growing team of dedicated sustainable finance analysts on the development and application of the ESG methodology, and contribute to ESG research.

This role encompasses being a rather experienced Sustainable Finance team member based in one of our EMEA offices.
  • Work with all rating practices) with regards to the roll out/delivery of Sustainable Finance products (ESG Evaluation, Sustainable Financing Opinions (SFOs);
  • Over time become a Sustainable Finance expert in external engagements (market outreach, customer interactions, ESG Evaluation preparedness meetings);
  • Subject matter expert to support rating practices for ESG in ratings;
  • Over time become a voting member of the ESG Evaluations and SFOs committee;
  • Contribute, as a Sustainable Finance expert, to individual ESG Evaluations and SFOs (as primary analyst and/or voter);
  • Research and write thought leadership articles;
  • Contribute to the development/enhancement of our ESG Evaluations and SFOs analytical approaches;
  • Be a champion of analytical and customer service excellence in the sustainable finance field as well as with regards to ESG in credit ratings;
  • Contribute to seamless working environment across the Sustainable Finance group.
Success will be measured by:
  • Quality of SFOs and ESG evaluations produced (analytical excellence, quality of written reports, customer service);
  • Contribution to ESG and SFOs committees as well as to thought leadership and market engagement;
  • Compliance with relevant policies and procedures.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • A blend of expert knowledge, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Strong communicator with good interpersonal & soft skills. A good knowledge of S&P Global Ratings' methodologies and analytical approaches, especially related to Sustainable Finance, would be a plus.
  • 3-5 years of relevant analytical experience, preferably in the field of Sustainable finance as well as a science-based qualification and/or finance/economics
  • Strong communications skills with a view to eventually representing the company at variety of high-profile external conferences related to sustainable finance topics.
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in German strongly preferred
Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Grade Level : Grade 11 (for internal purposes)

Location: Frankfurt, Paris, Milan or London

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.


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.


202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 275864
Posted On: 2022-08-12
Location: Paris, France

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