ESG Sustainability Research Analyst

Newport Beach, USA
Nov 26, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.78 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

At PIMCO, we understand that ESG factors can impact the investment risk and return profiles of our investments. We are seeking an experienced analyst to join our ESG initiative, and to sit within our corporate credit research team. This individual will work closely with our credit research analysts to integrate ESG factors into our credit research process, and will be an advocate for ESG internally and externally. PIMCO's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform supports new and existing PIMCO Funds and separate account opportunities.

  • Incorporate analysis of ESG-factors into valuation analysis and ESG-themes into portfolios
  • Conduct fundamental ESG research across sectors and markets
  • Work with credit analysts globally to refine ESG risk and opportunity frameworks by industry
  • Discuss ESG topics, sustainability initiatives and portfolio views with PIMCO clients and prospects
  • Analyze and present opportunities and risks inherent in potential ESG investments
  • Express views on ESG trends and momentum through PIMCO thought leadership pieces
  • Provide investment recommendations to PMs and Analysts
  • Engage and empower issuers to influence change in ESG business practices
  • May spend portion of time covering sectors as research analyst, as needed

Position Requirements:

  • 3-7years' experience in ESG/Sustainability research OR
  • Prior experience covering ESG-impacted sectors (such as consumer, tech, oil & gas, etc) at sell side / buy side asset manager / rating agency
  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and quantitative analysis required
  • Proven presentation, communication and influencing skills with senior stakeholders
  • Master's degree and/or CFA preferred


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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