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ESG Ratings Research Sector Lead, Healthcare

Website ISS ESG

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ISS ESG Investor Research is seeking an ESG Ratings Research Sector Lead for our healthcare sector, reporting to the Sector Head. This position supports the collection and analysis of company ESG data. The successful candidate will be part of the Healthcare sector team, will focus on the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative environmental and social data from corporate disclosures to support our market-leading Corporate Rating, and will provide related management support to a team of research analysts.

The ESG Ratings Lead is responsible for driving efficient and high-quality research and ratings processes, managing research projects with an industry or thematic focus, enhancing our current transparent assessment and ratings methodology, and making contributions to our thought leadership and ESG expertise. The ESG Ratings Lead will be responsible for conducting research to evaluate a company’s sustainability performance. This research will assess company performance in a number of sustainability-related areas, including working standards and conditions, environmental management, emission and resource consumption data as well as several Healthcare sector-specific key issues. This work involves reviewing company documents such as sustainability reports, annual reports and corporate websites, identifying relevant topics, and analyzing them based on our proprietary methodology. Qualitative and quantitative analysis will be used to generate individual rating reports as well as studies on selected topic- or Healthcare sector-related sustainability trends as needed.

This person is also responsible for providing management support to a team of ESG Ratings analysts. This includes oversight of, and accountability for, team performance; professional guidance and career development support for team members; and related administrative tasks and duties.

Our ESG research teams are based in Australia, Germany, India, the Philippines, Sweden, the UK, Canada and the US. The successful candidate will work both independently as well as collaboratively with the team and colleagues across our global offices. Working in a dynamic market and international environment, we put great emphasis on cooperation and offer a welcoming, collegial working atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of global team members.
  • Providing professional guidance and career development support for team members.
  • Systematic ESG data gathering from company materials (e.g., sustainability reports, company websites, annual reports).
  • Taking ownership of production targets and delivering the research within timelines outlined in the processes and quality standards.
  • Maintaining oversight of team performance and research quality, and addressing any issues as needed.
  • Supporting the ratings team by the means of thought leadership and research publications, methodology reviews, and ESG market developments monitoring.
  • Participation in quality assurance procedures. Support implementation of quality control measures.
  • Providing research team support to colleagues on ISS’ Sales team and Account Management team as needed.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ of relevant professional experience. Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, work experience in a sustainability-related field (environment, labor issues, human rights, etc.), finance and financial services, accounting, healthcare, and general business.
  • Management experience.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree. An MBA is also desirable.
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral (proficiency in additional languages is a bonus).
  • Integrity, organizational skills, attention to detail, a self-driven work ethic, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. 
  • Adaptability, flexibility, ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving environment and field.
  • Ability to work independently while adhering to deadlines and balancing production volumes with high quality standards.
  • Strong and effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to quickly process large amounts of data and information.
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency with, Microsoft office package (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

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What You Can Expect From Us

Our people are the moving force behind ISS STOXX. We are dedicated to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry and empowering them with the resources and support to enhance their career, health, financial and personal well-being.

We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are invested in our people and are working every day to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Let’s empower, collaborate, and inspire one another.

Let’s be #BrilliantTogether.

About ISS STOXX

ISS STOXX GmbH is a leading provider of research and technology solutions for the financial market. Established in 1985, we offer top-notch benchmark and custom indices globally, helping clients identify investment opportunities and manage portfolio risks. Our services cover corporate governance, sustainability, cyber risk, and fund intelligence. Majority-owned by Deutsche Börse Group, ISS STOXX has over 3,400 professionals in 33 locations worldwide, serving around 6,400 clients, including institutional investors and companies focused on ESG, cyber, and governance risk. Clients trust our expertise to make informed decisions for their stakeholders’ benefit.

ISS ESG solutions enable investors to develop and integrate sustainable investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through screening solutions. ISS ESG also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities.

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