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Analyst – Responsible Investing & ESG

Website StepStone Group

Asset Manager

StepStone is a rapidly growing Global Private Markets firm who provides customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $640 billion of total capital allocations, including $143 billion in AUM, we are highly diversified in the private markets across the globe and provide creative solutions to solve for the objectives of any investment program. With a culture built on entrepreneurialism, partnership and being a team within teams, our firm offers joiners the opportunity to think out loud, collaboratively.

Position Overview:

This dynamic position will work closely with members of the global responsible investing team to drive strategic initiatives and projects that further ESG integration across StepStone’s platform and a range of corporate sustainability projects. It is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to grow their responsible investing acumen in a growing Private Markets ecosystem.

The successful candidate for this varied role will have excellent project management, quantitative, qualitative, and interpersonal skill as well as two to five years of sustainability, project management, data, private markets, consulting, or other relevant experience, and a demonstrated interest in ESG. They will also demonstrate maturity, reliability and strong attention to detail.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Work closely with members of the Responsible Investment team to develop and implement various programs to support the Firm’s ESG initiatives.
  • These initiatives may include:
    • Enhancement of our ESG data collection, visualization, and reporting
    • Ensuring quality of ESG data in client reporting
    • Assisting with firm-level GHG emission measurement and reporting
    • Collaborating on firm-level reporting and disclosure such as PRI or UK Stewardship Code
    • Supporting colleagues with investment process-related integration projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Comprehensive understanding of ESG issues, data, frameworks, trends, and regulations. E.g., climate risk and GHG accounting, diversity, human rights, PRI, TCFD, EDCI, SASB, SDGs, SFDR, etc.)Excellent project management, presentation and writing skills
  • Demonstrable interest and knowledge of private markets and the nuances of how ESG is integrated into these asset classes
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to multi-task and manage time across multiple projects/deadlines in a detail-oriented environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, including comfort working with large data sets. Familiarity with database management systems, including PowerBI, is viewed as a positive
  • High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills. Ability to synthesize reports/data and generate Word and or PowerPoint presentations to a high standard

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a focus on a topic related to finance or sustainability preferred; CFA ESG qualification a plus
  • At least two years of relevant experience in ESG or corporate sustainability is required, with 3-5 years preferred
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated history of taking initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small global team
  • Strong networking skills and cultural awareness to cultivate relationships with stakeholders across levels and functional groups in a large global business
  • Flexibility in working hours to accommodate multiple time zones

Salary Range

95,000 – 125,000

The salary range is an estimate of pay for this position. Actual pay may vary depending on job-related factors that can include location, education, skill, and experience. The salary range does not include any benefits or other forms of possible compensation that may be available to employees.

About Us

Working out of 26 offices in 15 countries, StepStone has a truly global viewpoint. As people are our biggest asset, we offer resources to help our employees reach their full potential. Our principles are based on integrity, transparency, respect and creativity, which together define how we do business.

Join us

When you choose to work at StepStone, you’ll find a group of professionals who are passionate about anticipating changes, solving problems and working together to make it all happen. Our integrated global team shares insights into how managers think and operate, as well as how they might perform.

StepStone offers a competitive compensation package including salary and incentive compensation for all full time hires, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include comprehensive healthcare, strong retirement plan, a mental health well-being program, paid time off, student loan repayment program for our US office locations, and several wellness initiatives.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

At StepStone, diversity, equity and inclusion are an integral part of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees and allows them to be heard, regardless of title or tenure. Our organizational community features multiple Employment Resource Groups representing our dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, StepStone does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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