Website S&P Global

Location: San Francisco, CA


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

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.


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.

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