ESG Research Analyst

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Competetive
Posted
Sep 18, 2017
Closes
Oct 18, 2017
Ref
JR001521
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Basic Purpose:

 

This position is within Calvert Research and Management (“CRM”), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance.  Our mission is to serve clients and outperform the market through our proprietary responsible investment management strategy and thereby make the world more environmentally sustainable and socially just.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for the continuous management of company/issuer, industry, sector, and issue area environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis, research, and engagement
  • Develop expertise within industry sectors such as energy/utilities or transportation
  • Establish knowledge in critical issue areas, with specific interest/experience in corporate governance practices, environmental responsibility and clean energy solutions, and human rights and environmental justice
  • Develop and enhance quantitative models and qualitative frameworks that reflect the most financially material factors to assess and differentiate companies’ and securities’ ESG performance
  • Use the CRM proprietary research system to analyze, score, rate, and rank issuers on their ESG performance for application across all investment strategies and approaches
  • Identify, understand and evaluate various ESG information sources to deepen knowledge of companies and other issuers of securities
  • Identify opportunities through the CRM proprietary research system to directly engage with issuers to improve ESG performance and enhance financial returns
  • Effectively communicate CRM’s ESG research framework and process throughout Eaton Vance, to clients, and with the broader investment community
  • Foster relationships with experts in the relevant industries and issues, and integrate new insights into the propriety research system
  • Contribute to and publish original research on topics related to the assigned industry portfolio and issue focus areas
  • Build proficiency and tools to combine ESG data with financial information, and contribute to analytics of the combined data to enhance industry models  

     

    Job Requirements:

     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related fields in Sustainability; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years related experience; At least 2-5 years of experience in the finance or investment management industry
  • Deep understanding of corporate governance, the global energy system, or transportation issues, trends, and best practices through proven experience in academic or industry-level research or direct work experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, as well as familiarity with full MS Office suite
  • Good knowledge of financial tools and databases (BARRA, Bloomberg, MSCI, Sustainalytics, Factset, etc.)
  • Strong preference for financial data science knowledge and experience
  • Commitment to delivering client value
  • Passion for aligning financial returns with societal impact
  • Entrepreneurial thinker; self-motivated to work individually or as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines                                                                                                          

Eaton Vance is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. It does not discriminate against applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, gender, gender identity, registered domestic partner status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Eaton Vance also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Eaton Vance, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Eaton Vance, including supervisors and co-workers. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity.