Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance

S&P Global
San Francisco, USA
Jul 25, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance

The Role : Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance
Grade Level: 8 (for internal purposes only)
The Location: Centennial, CO | San Francisco, CA | Washington, DC

We are currently recruiting a research assistant to join our Sustainable Finance team within our Ratings practice.

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.

  • Supporting the Americas Sustainable Finance team in the analysis for ESG Evaluations and Sustainable Financing Opinions.
  • 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.
  • Supporting research and analysis of ESG, environmental and climate-related risks. This work should result in the publication of research commentaries that are widely read by the investment community.
  • Assisting 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.
What we're looking for:
Education and Experience
  • Should have a bachelor's degree with some courses in sustainability, finance, and environmental management
  • 2-3 years work experience
  • Knowledge of (and interest in) ESG, sustainability, responsible investing, environmental and climate finance
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 summarize 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
  • Preferred, but not required - proficiency in Spanish
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $48,200 to $95,825.
Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

About Company Statement:
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.


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.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 274647
Posted On: 2022-07-24
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States
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