ESG Ratings Analyst - Mumbai,
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MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc., is seeking to expand its ESG Ratings team with a new position in Mumbai. An ESG Ratings Analyst is expected to have a strong working knowledge of general ESG trends and specific knowledge about the dominant ESG issues for a number of industries in the financial sector, including Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Consumer Finance, and a creative understanding of capital markets and potential negative externalities as they pertain to these industries. The analyst will be assigned to collect and analyze data for large, mid and small cap companies from across the globe. The candidate is expected to research information about a company's environmental, social, and governance performance, as well as financial risk, using a variety of sources including non-governmental organizations, annual reports, proxy statements, corporate social responsibility reports, sustainability reports, equity research reports, news publications, research studies, and engagement with the companies themselves.
- Searching for, procuring, and processing information about global companies using multiple methods, techniques and sources.
- Capturing and transforming raw data into meaningful information/ scores.
- Working with different types of information sources (i.e. lengthy annual reports, websites, quantitative data feeds, web crawlers), types of information (i.e. quantitative data, key performance indicators, prose narratives), topics or subject matters (i.e. financial risk, corporate governance, and sustainability) and types of analysis (i.e. rules-based, subjective analysis, written summaries).
- Produce scores and other forms of relevant analysis (as required)
- Participate in various working committees and/or projects relating to ESG Research.
Desired experience and qualifications:
- Strong working knowledge and understanding of the various sub-sectors in the Finance domain like Banking, Life and Non-Life Insurance, Asset Management, Investment Banking, etc.
- Strong working knowledge and understanding of Financial statements of companies operating in Financial Services sector
- Can summarize/ break down complex information into simpler terms
- Assertive and can easily be trained
- Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
- Ability to work on tight deadlines
- Ability to work within in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work under minimum supervision
- Self-starter and highly adaptable
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Upto 5 Years of experience in - ESG/Sustainability Research or business research
- Relevant financial services experience that includes exposure to ESG investment products, or
- Relevant public policy or academic or NGO experience
- Background in process oriented/data heavy tasks
- Experienced at working in office set-up with multiple locations/overseas teams
- Bachelors' degree required
- Advanced degree in related field preferred (masters or PhD) but not mandatory
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