TheRole: Manager| Methodology Innovation | ESG Innovation and Solutions
Grade: 12 ( For Internal Purposes )
The Location: New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, or Sydney
The Team: The ESG Innovation and Solutions Team sits within S&P Global's newly formed Sustainable1 organization. The team innovates and delivers essential data and intelligence to companies and financial institutions so that they can better understand their exposure to ESG risks and opportunities and report in line with mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements. The team is composed of experienced professionals driven to identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow. The team has also recently expanded to include members of the R&D Team from The Climate Service, now a part of S&P Global. We are looking for an experienced climate risk specialist to join our Methodology Innovation team. The role will focus on developing and enhancing climate risk analytical methods and data products targeting financial institutions and non-financial corporate clients. This role is open to candidates in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, or Sydney. The role provides an opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge projects in the field of sustainable finance, with a particular focus on climate change transition and physical risks and opportunities.
The Impact: S&P Global Sustainable1 is S&P Global's single source of essential sustainability intelligence. Sustainable1 supports our clients with ESG products, insights and solutions from across S&P Global's divisions to help meet their unique needs as they are navigating and realizing the transition to a net zero, sustainable and equitable future. More than ever, investors and companies seek evidence-based insights, high quality data and advanced analytics to support the decisions driving their strategies linking sustainability and business performance. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations and governments with an unmatched level of clarity and confidence.
What's in it for you: In this role, you will focus on building and growing the team's capabilities on ESG and climate methodology innovation and new product development. You will work with the Head of Innovation Methodology to design, develop and bring to market cutting edge methodologies and datasets to serve the needs of a diverse range of clients across the investment value chain. The role provides an opportunity to work on cutting-edge products in the field of sustainable finance, ESG and corporate sustainability.
Work with and coordinate interdisciplinary teams and projects at the intersection of large-scale datasets, geospatial analytics, scenario analysis and financial analysis
Lead initiatives to maintain and enhance S&P Global's market leading climate and ESG methodologies and models
Contribute to strategic innovation initiatives to develop new products and datasets that meet emerging market needs
Ensure high degree of confidence in data products including but not limited to developing QA/QC strategies to ensure they are platform-ready
Manage key components of ongoing projects with internal and external partners, including but not limited to Technology Teams, Product Teams, Data Management Teams as well as external stakeholders or data providers
Clearly communicate insights and technical approaches verbally and in writing, including documenting analytical methodologies and other outputs appropriate for use by specialist as well as non-specialists
Work collaboratively with a diverse team across multiple locations to conduct analysis and ensure the quality of insights
Help develop reports, factsheets, blog posts, and other materials for general and specific audiences on the topics of focus
Provide feedback from the market to help shape S&P Global's ESG product innovation roadmap.
What We're Looking For:
Strong quantitative background with data science and geospatial analysis experience viewed favorably
Demonstrated experience in the development and application of climate risk analytics methodologies
Demonstrated skills in data and project management
Intellectual agility and comfort with working on a wide variety of environmental topics
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience translating analytical information for non-specialist audiences
Ability to work independently and support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, with a positive, "can do" attitude
10+ years of relevant technical and industry experience including leadership of complex projects
Proven experience managing analytical project teams
Strong quantitative background in a relevant discipline
Postgraduate degree in a relevant technical field (e.g., environmental science, economics, finance, engineering) or extensive track record as a practitioner.
Consulting skills, (e.g., ability to help define business problems, propose and gain alignment on solutions, and execute the implementation)
Able to convey complex information in an understandable, compelling, and persuasive manner to senior executives
Prior financial services experience will be looked upon favorably but is not a prerequisite
Fluent written and spoken English. Additional languages will be considered favorably including Mandarin, Spanish, German, and French
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $88,400-175,650. 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 h ttps://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires.
About Company Statement:
About S&P Global Sustainable1 S&P Global Sustainable1 is the central source for sustainably intelligence from S&P Global. Sustainable1 matches customers with the ESG products, insights and solutions from across S&P Global divisions to help meet their unique needs. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations and governments an unmatched level of clarity and confidence to successfully navigate the transition to a sustainable future. Our data and well-informed point of view on critical topics like energy transition, climate resilience, positive impact and sustainable finance allow us to go deep on the details that define the big picture so customers can make decisions with conviction. To learn more about Sustainable1, visit www.spglobal.com/sustainable1 .
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