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Thematic Research Analyst – Sustainable Investing

Website UBS

Bank | Asset Manager

United States – New York

Portfolio and fund management

Asset Management

Job Reference #



New York

Job Type

Full Time

Your role

Are you passionate about Sustainable Investing and researching environmental and social themes? Do you have experience engaging with companies on sustainability issues? Do you want to influence companies to lower their carbon profile or improve their impact on society?

We are looking for someone like this to:
•Conduct research on social and environmental themes and their relevance across different industries
•Support and lead environmental and social engagements with companies to achieve sustainable outcomes across portfolios
•Take the lead on scaling our thematic engagement activities across the investment platform by collaborating on research, conducting corporate engagements, and enabling fundamental analysts to lead company engagements
•Manage relationships with collaborative industry initiatives and coordinate collaborative engagements on environmental and social themes at corporate and advocacy level
•Create materials to showcase engagement outcomes for our stakeholders

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Your team

The Sustainable Investing (SI) Research & Specialists Team is a dedicated group who work closely with portfolio managers and fundamental analysts across asset classes. The team is currently located mainly in London and Zurich, and has been expanding on the ground presence in APAC (Hong Kong and Singapore). This role will be located in the US

Your expertise

•A minimum of 10 years of experience within sustainable investment with background and experience in driving corporate engagements linked to sustainability and social issues in particular
•Strong knowledge of ESG issues in general and in particular in the North American market are desired, ideally with experience on social themes and capacity to engage on environmental topics
•Interest in analysing how ESG issues and themes affect business models and using this analysis in engagements with senior management of companies to encourage positive sustainable change.
•Ability to effectively communicate engagement and investment insights on material ESG issues and themes
•Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships for successful collaboration with internal teams
•Outcomes driven approach with positive response to challenges and targets
•Presence, maturity and credibility to deal with sensitive and contentious matters when engaging with senior individuals at public companies.
•Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality. Open-minded thought process and intellectual curiosity
•Degree educated, post-graduate qualification such as Masters/MBA/CFA are a plus

About us

UBS is the world’s largest and only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors.

With more than 70,000 employees, we have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us

At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it’s our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we’re more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

Contact Details

UBS Recruiting United Kingdom

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.