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ESG Summer Associate

Website State Street

Asset Manager

Who we are looking for

As an ESG Summer Associate in State Street Global Advisors’ ESG organization you will advance the implementation of State Street’s ESG infrastructure, which supports the firm’s goals of maximizing our positioning in the market and providing excellent service to our clients.

Select if HYBRID: This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest asset managers in the world. We partner with many of the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

As an ESG Summer Associate, you will report into the Head of ESG Operations & Administration. In this role, you will be exposed to leading industry standards for responsible investment, and you will learn about the investment implications of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. By collaborating with representatives across GA’s business lines to ensure accuracy and alignment of public statements to internal practices, you will gain exposure to GA’s business model and to our approach to ESG, a strategic priority of the firm.

What you will be responsible for

In this role, you will:

  • Work as part of the ESG Operations team to strengthen our ESG infrastructure, including collaborating across functions and teams
  • Monitor the firm’s external ESG commitments, such as through leading industry groups, and keep senior leaders aware of requirements, including reporting deliverables and deadlines
  • Provide project management to help meet industry commitments, including the development of key ESG reports, such as GA’s annual UN PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) Report.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time, including assigning tasks, following up on their completion, and keeping senior leaders informed of progress and potential obstacles
  • Ability to build relationships across levels and functional groups
  • Natural curiosity and desire to learn ESG concepts in a rapidly developing marketplace
  • Strong written communication skills and verbal presentation skills to clearly convey requests and requirements
  • Ability to work independently to execute tasks, as well as to collaborate with teammates and other parts of the business to advance significant projects and initiatives

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Academic or work experience in ESG topics such as climate change and environment preferred
  • Knowledge of ESG reporting frameworks such as UN PRI or TCFD are advantageous

Additional requirements

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Company: State Street Global Advisors

Salary Range:

$15,600 – $58,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.