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Senior Analyst, SFI Methodology & Research

Sustainalytics

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the forefront of sustainable finance with Sustainalytics, shaping a greener future in the thriving second-party opinion sector.

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Toronto, Canada - Hybrid

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Sustainalytics, a rapidly expanding arm of the ESG market, is renowned for its second-party opinions (SPOs) that steer capital towards transformative green and sustainability projects. With a focus on sustainable finance products, this team works with a diverse clientele, including multinational corporations, governments, and financial institutions, to foster impactful and eco-conscious investments.

  • Contribute to high-profile SPO projects within the sustainable bond and loan market.
  • Engage in rigorous research, framework reviews, and draft SPOs alongside a dynamic team.
  • Advance to project management, client engagement, and team mentoring roles.
  • Collaborate with global offices to ensure efficient project management and strong team synergy.
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication skills.
  • Keen interest in sustainability with 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and client-centric skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional report writing and data interpretation abilities.
  • A degree in business, finance, sustainability, engineering or a related discipline.

Morningstar’s hybrid work model allows for a balanced remote and in-office schedule, fostering both flexibility and team connectivity. Join us in making a difference while growing professionally in a supportive and innovative workspace.

The Role: Are you passionate about the burgeoning sustainable finance market which surpassed $3.7 trillion in total issuances in 2022? Are you keen to play a key role on our award-winning second-party opinion team across the Americas? In doing so, you’d be supporting the allocation of capital to impactful green, social and sustainability projects. Sound like your dream job?

The Group: Sustainalytics’ Fixed Income (SFI) Team is a rapid growth business responsible for bringing sustainable finance products to multi-national corporations, governments and financial institutions. We are best known for our second-party opinions (SPOs) for green/social/sustainability and KPI-linked bonds and loans, raising capital for sustainable projects and outcomes.

Responsibilities: As a project member, you contribute to Sustainalytics' continued positioning as a leading provider of SPOs for the sustainable bond/loan frameworks. The key attributes required for this role include outstanding writing, research and client communication skills especially with our Latin American client markets. You work directly with the Project Managers on approximately 4-6 ongoing projects at a time; primarily on the framework review and drafting of the SPOs along with other project members. At some point, you may be expected to manage projects, engage with issuers and underwriters regarding framework review from project kickoff to delivery and coach new team members on a continual basis. You work collaboratively with the SFI team across our global offices to ensure that projects are managed efficiently and team engagement is strong.

Qualifications: Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills. . Passion for sustainability and demonstrated interest in sustainable finance and green bonds and willingness to learn. In an innovative and fast-growing industry, you bring to the role strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a commercial and client-centric approach. You thrive in a dynamic work environment. 4+ years of related work experience; experience in financial markets or corporate consulting considered an asset. Accuracy and attention to detail. Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn in a constantly evolving and fast-paced environment. Strong ability to analyze and interpret data, while maintaining a critical approach. Client-centric and commercial approach. Positive attitude, Innovative and entrepreneurial. Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, across different regions. Excellent teamwork and communication skills. Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values. Experience working with diverse individuals/teams. Professional report writing skills. Degree in related discipline (business, finance, sustainability, engineering)

Morningstar’s hybrid work environment gives you the opportunity to work remotely and collaborate in-person each week. We’ve found that we’re at our best when we’re purposely together on a regular basis, at least three days each week. A range of other benefits are also available to enhance flexibility as needs change. No matter where you are, you’ll have tools and resources to engage meaningfully with your global colleagues.

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