Associate, Sustainable Finance

S&P Global
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
May 14, 2021
May 28, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate - Sustainable Finance

The Location: Hong Kong/ Tokyo

We are currently recruiting an Associate to join our Sustainable Finance team, based in Hong Kong. He or she would specifically be working as part of a growing team of dedicated sustainable finance analysts on ESG research and contribute to the development, application and roll out of new products in the ESG and green finance space. He or she would be reporting to Bertrand Jabouley (Singapore), Analytical Coordinator and Lead Sustainable Finance APAC.

What's in it for you: You will specifically be working as part of a growing team of dedicated sustainable finance analysts on ESG research and contribute to the development, application and roll out of new products in the ESG and green finance space.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Leading interactions with external clients, including meeting with management teams in support of our credit ratings and the development and deployment of new sustainable finance products.
  • Conducting research and analysis of ESG, environmental and climate-related risks, and how these could impact organisations over the short, medium and long term. This work should result in the publication of research commentaries that are widely read by the investment community.
  • Supporting the Head of Sustainable Finance and his team in product development and market outreach activities such as industry conferences, which may involve occasional travel.
  • Interacting with credit rating analytical teams to facilitate the inclusion of appropriate environmental, social, and governance factors in credit risk analysis and industry-based publications.
  • Leading training of analytical teams to improve knowledge of ESG throughout the organisation.
What we're looking for:

Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor's degree with some courses in sustainability, finance, and environmental management. Individuals with an academic background towards social science subject will also be considered
  • Either relevant Master's degree or CFA Charterholder.
  • 5-7 years of work experience within the finance sector with a strong exposure towards sustainable finance/ ESG
  • Knowledge of (and interest in) ESG, sustainability, responsible investing, environmental and climate finance.
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Mandarin. Candidate who is proficient in Japanese will be highly preferrable
  • Ability to manipulate data from databases: charting, using pivot tables and some basic Excel manipulation, such as lookup functions and logical tests.
  • Ability to work on Powerpoint presentations
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful, gathering information from various internal and external sources to summarise trends and themes.
  • High level of adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Collaborative and team-oriented mindset
  • Proactive and self-motivated attitude
Background on the type of research undertaken in this area can be found on the following site:

S&P Global Sustainable1

As S&P Global's centralized source for sustainability intelligence, Sustainable1 offers comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with ESG products, insights and solutions from across our divisions to help customers assess risks, uncover opportunities and inform long-term sustainable growth. Companies, governments and institutions worldwide look to us for in-depth data, and well-informed points of view on critical topics like energy transition, climate resilience, positive impact, and sustainable finance. The breadth and depth of our knowledge and experience go deep on the details that define the big picture so customers can act with conviction.

EEO Statement

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.


202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 261586
Posted On: 2021-05-10
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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