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Senior Analyst - Sustainability Research

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jan 3, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):
Senior Analyst - Sustainability Research

The Role: This role is responsible for collaborating and coordinating research in view of enhancing analytical approaches and advising on their application for use in S&P Global Ratings' practices, primarily on climate related subjects.

The Team: This role is part of the Sustainability Research team, within the Emerging Risks Research and Development team at S&P Global Ratings.

The Impact: S&P Global Ratings is the world leading credit rating agency. Our independent voice is highly valued. Through our Sustainability Research, we explore emerging and current trends to provide the market with insights that help make informed decisions.

As part of the Sustainability Research team, you will work with and support senior researchers in their work on climate-related topics. You will contribute to the delivery of impactful research and collaborate with the analytical teams as well as with the larger Emerging Risks Research and Development team, which has a wide range of skills and expertise.

• This role is responsible for collaborating and coordinating research in view of enhancing analytical approaches and advising on their application for use in S&P Global Ratings' practices, primarily on climate related subjects.
• Enhance/develop research and analytical approaches on climate transition risks and physical climate risks, primarily for Shades of Green and Credit Ratings, but also other products.
• Assist research and development on subjects related to pollution, waste and/or nature related topics, ensuring high quality research on these themes, across S&P Global Ratings.
• Contribute to excellent customer (internal and external) service and a positive working environment.

Success will be measured by:
• Quality of research contributed to, producing independent and cutting-edge findings
• Quality of writing when reporting on research findings
• Efficiency in research project management
• Effectiveness of collaboration with team members and across practices
• Compliance with relevant policies and procedures

What We're Looking For:
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including the development of new datasets and insights.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of climate-related topics, including associated regulations, reporting standards, green taxonomies and transition and adaptation planning
  • Good understanding of existing frameworks (TCFD, TFND etc.), methodologies, models (such as IAMs), scenarios (NGFS, IEA, IPCC RCPs and SSPs etc.), and data (including those related to GHG emissions and physical risks)
  • Understanding of pollution, waste, or nature-related topics, including regulations, methodologies, and approaches.
  • Curious, methodical, organized, and efficient in managing projects and tasks.
  • Strong communications skills with both internal and external audiences.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a rapidly moving and growing environment.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Science-based qualification as well as finance/economics, would be highly valued.
  • Understanding of climate-related risks and impacts on macroeconomic variables would be preferred.
  • Proficiency in coding in various languages (Python, R etc.) would be an advantage.
  • Experience in leading projects would be a plus.
  • Experience at a ESG rating agency, asset management / financial services company, development bank, audit/consultancy firm, sustainable finance organization, or equivalent.
About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

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What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (the Policy) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:" "and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person."

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Job ID: 294630
Posted On: 2023-12-28
Location: London, United Kingdom

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