Esg Research Specialist

2 months agoMumbai, India

Your team responsibilities

MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand multi-asset research team to support growing Impact Investing and Screening business and research needs by producing timely and insightful content around key impact investing themes, supporting existing Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing solutions, as well as partaking in development of new analytical approaches to integration of ESG criteria across asset classes.

What we will offer you: Depending on your location of your role, you can expect ...

  • Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday/vacation allowance and retirement savings plans/pensions
  • A wide range of benefits including - healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) - cycle-to-work schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts
  • A hybrid work environment, for the vast majority of employees, offering a more progressive way of working to give you the flexibility, accountability, and responsibility to empower you to perform at your very best. At the center of this way of working is a culture which is built on a strong foundation of trust. We trust our people and they trust our organization's leaders to support them.
  • An inclusive and performance driven culture where you are empowered to maximize your potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides confidential emotional support with local experts, financial and legal advice in a wide range of issues as well as access to online information, resources and tools. All the services are available for our employees free of charge.
Your key responsibilities

You will work closely with all parts of the MSCI organization, including Client Service, Marketing, Legal, Finance and Product Management. Collaborating with other members of the ESG Research team, you will be responsible for:
  • producing insightful research content on the Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing trends, social and environmental themes, ESG characteristics of bonds, loans, private equity and other investment vehicles
  • ensuring analytical rigor of existing MSCI impact solutions, including MSCI SDG Alignment, MSCI Sustainable Impact Metrics, MSCI Green Bonds Assessment, among others
  • supporting development of new sustainable finance tools and methodologies, testing inputs and outputs of models
  • facilitating transparent exchange of information through ongoing communications with issuers and clients
  • presenting research findings to internal and external audiences
Your skills and experience that will help you excel

Specific Knowledge/Skills
  • A storyteller with excellent writing, communication, and public presenting skills
  • A critical thinker with attention to detail and the ability to work with large data sets; a team player who can collaborate across a diverse global team
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ambitious, with a desire to bring ESG into the mainstream investment process
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in sustainability related field (masters) is preferred but not required
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in investment, corporate, public policy, or NGO fields
  • Demonstrated experience in writing thematic content
  • The candidate must demonstrate a strong interest and knowledge about the sustainable investment field, particularly related to investment based on social impact
How we'll support you
  • Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
  • Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee Resource Groups such as MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women's Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities and Climate Action Groups.
About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

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MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: MSCI-200001GP