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Climate Transition Analytics Associate

Website Morgan Stanley

Bank | Asset Manager

Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile

Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainability Office (GSO) is responsible for implementing the firm’s sustainability strategy across policies, activities, products and services. Positioned under the firm’s Chief Sustainability Officer, the team partners with senior leadership across the firm to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into core business globally.

GSO’s climate team is developing a new function to conduct research and analysis on companies’ climate commitments and transition plans that will support our commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. The research will inform internal business decision-making and provide insights to banking and risk teams working with clients on transition-related activities.

Job Summary

The Associate will conduct a research process analyzing company performance on climate issues across all sectors with a near-term focus on carbon-intensive industries. Successful candidates will ideally have experience in and knowledge of climate/ESG research and sector/company analysis, with the ability to synthesize and communicate actionable insights. The Associate will conduct the research in a manner that ensures a high quality, timely and accurate deliverable.


  • Conduct technical qualitative and quantitative research on companies that strategically informs and supports the achievement our net-zero financed emissions targets.
  • Comprehensively review all relevant data sources to ensure completeness of research
  • Help prepare presentations to communicate research findings with key internal senior stakeholders across various business units and divisions.
  • Contribute to the development and iteration of a credible methodology for analyzing companies on climate transition, incorporating the latest external methodologies, frameworks, data and research
  • Contribute to other climate-related work streams as project demands and timelines require
  • Effectively collaborate with and be responsive to various senior stakeholders across the firm, including Investment Banking and Risk Management.

Skills And Qualifications

  • The successful candidate should have approximately 2-4 years of professional experience, including some knowledge of business, finance, and/or related fields, evidenced by a relevant degree, appropriate industry qualification and/or relevant work experience in finance and/or a market-oriented NGO
  • Knowledge of climate change dynamics in a business context. Experience in and/or familiarity with high-carbon sectors (e.g. oil and gas, utilities, mining, real estate, etc.) is a plus.
  • Prior experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis, ideally in investment banking, equity research, buy-side ESG investing, and/or related NGO roles examining climate performance of high-carbon sectors ideally in a financial setting
  • The candidate should have familiarity with broad climate and sustainability concepts and topics (e.g. carbon accounting, transition plans, financed emissions, sustainability reporting, climate science, climate scenarios and emissions pathways) as well as related methodologies and initiatives/orgs (PCAF, SBTI, TPI, TCFD, SASB, GHGP, NZBA/GFANZ, etc.)
  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft office software, (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and ideally experience with drafting high-quality PPT presentation slides for a senior stakeholder audience
  • Familiarity with climate and ESG data vendor landscape a plus
  • Quantitative analytical and financial analysis skills. Prior modeling experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, in particular quality assurance
  • Business audience communications skills both written and verbal
  • Proven experience successfully delivering within a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, proactive and self-starting
  • Passion for climate, sustainable finance, and driving positive impact is essential
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply

Expected base pay rates for the role will be between 80,000 and 175,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base pay if hired will be determined on an individualized basis and is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, incentive compensation, discretionary bonuses, other short and long-term incentive packages, and other Morgan Stanley sponsored benefit programs.

Morgan Stanley’s goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, our recruiting efforts reflect our desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools. We want to be the first choice for prospective employees.

It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet).

Posting Date

Jan 30, 2023

Primary Location

Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree


Global Sustainable Finance

Employment Type

Full Time

Job Level