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ESG Research Analyst

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Role Description and Purpose

We have an excellent career opportunity for an ESG Analyst in our Boston office. The ESG Analyst will focus on analyzing the ESG performance of companies in the Technology and Communication Services & Health Care sectors, as well as engaging with companies in these sectors. Their role will also support US based investment teams (mostly thematic and EM equity) in implementing BNPPAM’s Global Sustainable Policy including ESG integration, responsible business conduct, stewardship and key forward looking targets, focused on Energy transition, Environmental sustainability and Equality (the “3Es”).

The successful candidate will work within the Sustainability Centre (members located in Paris, NY and Hong Kong), which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting on ESG factors across the whole organization. This is a unique opportunity to assume an ESG role within a leading Asset Manager with an ambitious responsible investment agenda.

This is a unique opportunity to assume an ESG role within a leading Asset Manager with an ambitious responsible investment agenda.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • ESG Sector Analyst Technology and Communication Services & Health Care: Undertake research and scoring of companies to provide insights into company specific ESG risks and opportunities, address forward looking view with a focus on Energy Transition, Environmental Sustainability and Equality (‘3Es”), identification of related points to address via engagement, performance of annual sector reviews, and white papers on the ESG issues within these 2 sectors.

  • Scoring of green and social bonds issued by companies in these sectors.

  • Thematic: Identification of the issuers that promote solutions to environmental and social issues for thematic funds, including linking these contributions to the SDGs.

  • Macro: Exploring the intersection between issues relating to the “3Es” in the US political, investment and economic environment.

  • Contribute to product development within US based Investment teams.

  • Ensure coordination between the Sustainability Centre and a range of internal stakeholders (investment teams, marketing, client relations, etc.).

  • Liaise with public, academic and independent organizations and think tanks to contribute to new norms of KPI within the sector (access to medicine, etc); Active participation in related industry initiatives.

  • Support ESG analysis across a range of sectors, for US small cap companies and EM equity (excluding Asia) in conjunction with Paris based team.

  • Stewardship: Provide sector and company analysis to support engagement with companies in Technology and Communication Services & Health Care. Participate in some engagements alongside PMs and US Head of Stewardship.

  • Contribute to voting policy content for Technology and Communication Services & Health Care.

  • Represent the Sustainability Centre in client meetings, due diligence processes and contribute to marketing and business development materials reflecting the firm’s approach.

 

Key Internal Relationships 

 

Internal Sustainability Centre / Investments   

External Companies in the ICT & Health Care sectors  

    

 

Role Requirements: Qualifications & Experience

 

  • Approximately 10 years’ experience in investment analysis with a minimum of 3 years on sustainability.

  • Relevant financial and academic background.

  • Strong knowledge and interest in the Technology and Communication Services and / or Health Care sectors.

  • Proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of an international team and with multiple stakeholders

Essential Skills/Competencies (Technical / Behavioural / Leadership)

 

  • Analytical and Research skills: Identifies all aspects of a subject and examines them in a critical way to construct a broad point of view. Individual is driven by the desire to know more about things, peoples or events. 
  • Accuracy: Constantly attentive to the precision and thoroughness of the information sent and to the quality of the work; ensures that errors are minimized.

  • Communication skills: Expresses his / her messages, both orally and in writing, in an effective, organized way, which is appropriate to the audience being addressed.

  • Ability to Summarize: Identifies and presents key information. Gives his / her point of view by structuring and summing up all useful elements.

  • Organizational Skills: Sets priorities, plans actions and methodically monitors their progress by coordinating activities and resources in the best way possible.

  • Teamwork: Knows how to work in a team and/or across teams, acts bearing common interests and respect for fellow team members.

 

 

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

 

Primary Location: US-MA-BostonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISEEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Schedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Attention to detail / rigor, Ability to share / pass on knowledge, Active listening, Communication skills - oral & written, Organizational skillsTransversal competency: Analytical Ability