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Equity Research Associate, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) – Calgary

Website Scotiabank

Bank | Asset Manager

Requisition ID: 189106

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.

About The Equity Research Team

At Scotiabank, research is a key driver of our Global Equity platform. We specialize in the Canadian market, and we also supply targeted international research covering the United States and Latin America. Our top-ranked research team generates value-added equity ideas and themed publications. As well, we are constantly looking for ways to bring new products to market and provide clients with valuable research ideas and insights. Our equity research products include daily company-specific investment views, monthly and quarterly sector updates, in-depth fundamental research reports, portfolio analysis and recommendations, and equity strategy commentary.


Equity Research Associates enjoy a stimulating and demanding work environment. The Research Associate, ESG works closely with the Head of ESG Research to produce ESG publications and provide our clients with the insights they need to navigate sustainable investing using ESG factors. This position is based in Calgary.

What You’ll Do

  • Conduct in-depth ESG analysis and research using industry and financial sources
  • Collect, consolidate, and interpret data
  • Collaborate with sector-based research teams to produce ESG tearsheets and collaborative research
  • Assist in writing research publications, including topical, theme-based research reports
  • Follow overall market and ESG news and evaluate data to assess short- and long-term trends
  • Prepare content and presentations for meetings with internal and external clients and conferences
  • Communicate and handle enquiries from institutional investors 
  • Liaise with sales, trading, and other areas of the firm within regulatory guidelines

What You’ll Bring

  • A university degree in business, engineering, geoscience, environmental science or other ESG-relevant disciplines. Background in computer science also considered an asset.
  • An MBA, Master of Finance or Environmental-Science related degree, CPA, or enrolment in/completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program is preferred 
  • Work experience in investment banking, equity research or ESG-relevant fields would be an asset
  • Strong accounting, financial modeling, graphing, and analytical skills plus a creative mindset
  • Experience using Bloomberg, FactSet, and Refinitiv 
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Suite, with an emphasis on Excel and automation capabilities
  • Good business judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a team-oriented setting
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high standard of work
  • A high level of energy and a keen desire to learn

Work Arrangement

This position is currently an on-site role, with the expectation that you will work at least 4 days a week in the office. Please note that this is subject to change based on the needs of the business.


If your experience is closely related but doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we do encourage you to apply – you might be the right candidate for this or other roles at Scotiabank!

At Scotiabank, every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are and, embraced for their differences. That’s why we work to grow and diversify talent and engage employees in a performance-oriented culture.

What’s in it for you?

Scotiabank wants you to be able to bring your best self to work – and life, every day. With a focus on holistic well-being, our many flexible benefit programs are designed to help support your unique family, financial, physical, mental, and social health needs.

Location(s): Canada : Alberta : Calgary

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.