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Position: Associate, Sustainable Finance Solutions
Organization: Sustainalytics
Location: Toronto, Ontario


The investment industry is witnessing a revolution as the demand for the sector to take more responsibility for climate change and other systemic threats posed to our planet increases. Consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks is fast becoming an integral part of mainstream finance. Over the last 25 years, Sustainalytics has been at the cutting edge of this shift as the leading independent provider of ESG research.

Today, Sustainalytics supports hundreds of the world’s foremost investors who incorporate ESG and Corporate Governance insights into their investment process. Sustainalytics analyses the sustainability performance of companies around the world. Our insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, engage with companies in relation to their business activities and drive change.

Sustainalytics has seen huge growth over recent years and has evolved into a global organisation with over 400 employees. We have offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Bucharest, Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris, Sydney, Timisoara, Tokyo and Toronto. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment. We offer the opportunity for travel and the potential for international assignments for our star performers.

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Job Type: Full-time
Employment Type: Permanent
Level: 3
Reports to: TBD (depending on location)
Location: Toronto
Start date: ASAP
Number of positions: 1

ABOUT THE Sustainable Finance Solutions TEAM

The Sustainable Finance Solutions team works with leading edge multi-national corporations, development banks, underwriters, and lending institutions. Our services include green/social/sustainability bond second-party opinions, annual compliance reviews, and impact frameworks, among other projects. This growing team is based in Timisoara, Amsterdam and Toronto.


As part of the Sustainable Finance Solutions team, the Associate will contribute to the growth of the sustainable finance market by supporting the Green Bonds team in implementing Sustainalytics’ green bond framework in line with market expectations and industry standards. Key elements of the role will include conducting second-party opinions and annual reviews to ensure alignment of use of proceeds with industry standards and best practices. While the primary focus of the role will be on green bonds, the Associate may also be called upon to support other customized research projects on the Sustainable Finance Solutions team as needed.


  • Support the execution of sustainability bond second-party opinions. This often requires working on multiple projects across different regions and time zones simultaneously;
  • Over time, engage with issuers and underwriters regarding framework development;
  • Develop expertise in sustainable debt financing, including current and emerging trends, issues, drivers, risks and opportunities, key players, best practices, the regulatory landscape, etc.
  • Develop sustainability knowledge and expertise across a variety of themes and sectors;
  • Liaise with and develop relationships with colleagues across global teams and offices; and
  • Prepare well-written and high-quality client deliverables


  • Excellent English business writing skills (an additional language is a plus);
  • Passion for sustainability and demonstrated interest in sustainable finance and green bonds;
  • 3-4 years of related work experience;
  • Degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social sciences);
  • Client-centric and commercial approach;
  • 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;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, across different regions;
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills;
  • Agile and adaptable;
  • Enthusiasm about developing and implementing ideas;
  • Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values;
  • Positive attitude, Innovative and entrepreneurial.


If this opportunity sounds appealing to you please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter on our careers webpage HERE . All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion and will be accepted until Wednesday, October 3 2018, however we will start interviewing sooner so we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply.

Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 12 2018    Numéro : 48345