Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance - Frankfurt/EMEA

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
06 Oct 2022
07 Oct 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global
Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance - Frankfurt/EMEA

The role:
We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant to join our Sustainable Finance team within our Ratings practice in EMEA, preferably based in our Frankfurt, Paris, Milan or London.

The Team:
About 50 people globally make up the Sustainable Finance team today, with close to half held being based in EMEA across various offices (London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm)

The Impact:
Sustainable Finance and ESG are of growing interests to a wide range of stakeholders, while S&P Global's presence and network enable the Sustainable Finance team to reach many market participants

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.

  • Support sustainable finance analysts in conducting ESG Evaluations and Second Party Opinions on sustainable debt instruments.
  • Assist interactions with external clients, including meeting with management teams and board members
  • Support research and thought leadership articles: Contribute to ESG-related research and analysis. This work should result in the publication of research commentaries that are widely read by the investment community.
  • Support Sustainable Finance expert in external engagements (Market outreach, customer interactions, ESG Evaluation preparedness meetings)
  • Support subject matter expert to support rating practices for ESG in ratings
  • Support the roll out of sustainability trainings internally
What we are looking for:
Education and Experience:
  • Should have a bachelor's degree with some courses in sustainability, finance, and environmental management
  • Although this is an entry level role, some work experience experience in the field would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of (and interest in) ESG, sustainability, responsible investing, environmental and climate finance
  • English required, German and/or Italian a plus
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to manipulate data from Excel and databases and to work with Powerpoint
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful, gathering information from various internal and external sources to summarize trends and themes
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 8 (for internal purposes)

Location: Frankfurt, Milan, Paris 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.

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203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 277000
Posted On: 2022-10-04
Location: Paris, France
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