ABOUT SUSTAINALYTICS

Sustainalytics has been a leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research for the last 25 years. 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 is a growing organization with 700 employees and 17 offices globally. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment.

For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com

Under COVID-19 circumstances, all Sustainalytics employees are now working from home. More than ever, ESG factors are critical to building a more ethical and sustainable global economy. Our teams need passionate colleagues to join us in delivering quality research products to our clients worldwide.

Our recruitment and selection process is continuing via phone or video meetings. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.

We rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices.


ABOUT THE CLIENT RELATIONS TEAM

Our employees across the business combine their desire to work in a fast-paced, commercial and entrepreneurial organisation with making a positive impact in the work we do. The Client Relations team is at the forefront of this. We work with a diverse range of leading asset managers and asset owners in developing and implementing tailored responsible investment strategies. The team operates in a lively, collaborative and supportive environment, where each day is different.


POSITION PURPOSE & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Advisor in Sustainalytics’ Client Relations team primarily involves supporting client services and business development in France and potentially other markets. It includes support to the local team in Paris in advising institutional investors on their Responsible Investment strategies, supporting the implementation of Sustainalytics’ research and contributing to Sustainalytics’ market presence in France.

This position will allow you to obtain a thorough understanding of how Responsible Investment strategies can be implemented by investors, be part of a fast-growing and successful organization and work in an entrepreneurial and cross-cultural environment. Over time, you will significantly expand your business network, develop yourself as a trusted advisor, have the opportunity to quickly assume new responsibilities, become a company representative at industry and client events, and develop into an active participant in industry discussions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Paris-based client advisory team to operationally and strategically manage and develop a portfolio of institutional investor clients:
    • Develop expert knowledge of Sustainalytics research and services
    • Support clients (asset managers and asset owners and global banks) in using Sustainalytics ESG data and research, respond to incoming client inquiries
    • Provide hands-on practical support to the team of client advisors on a variety of requests
    • Ensure that clients’ research needs are met, including content and delivery with a focus on service completeness
    • Maintain strong and complete KYC administration of clients in the region
  • Develop ESG and investment industry knowledge, and support creation of marketing material
  • Over time: Grow and strengthen client relationships by encouraging the use and expansion of Sustainalytics research and services; build your network within the banking, investment and responsible investment space and represent the company at industry events, conferences, and networking groups


QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate needs to be an ambitious team player who can both succeed individually, as well as reaching goals through close collaboration with other team members. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial services and responsible investment industry in France
  • Degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social sciences);
  • Entry level -2 years of RI related (financial services) work experience is considered a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability;
  • Strong interest in client servicing and commercial skills;
  • Adaptable, and the ability and willingness to learn and operate in fast growing industry
  • Efficient, well organized team-player with a high level of integrity
  • Fluency in English and French is a must;
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an asset;
  • Ability to understand and present complex concepts and methodologies s;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills;
  • Meticulousness and attentiveness to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently or with others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint;
  • Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values;


APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

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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