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Sustainalytics - MyHire Associate (Taxonomy Team) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ABOUT SUSTAINALYTICS

Sustainalytics has been a leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research for the last 25 years. Our insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, engage with companies in relation to their business activities and drive change.

Sustainalytics is a growing organization with 700 employees and 17 offices globally. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment.

For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com (https://www.sustainalytics.com/)

Under COVID-19 circumstances, all Sustainalytics employees are now working from home. More than ever, ESG factors are critical to building a more ethical and sustainable global economy. Our teams need passionate colleagues to join us in delivering quality research products to our clients worldwide.

Our recruitment and selection process is continuing via phone or video meetings. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.

We rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices.

ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE SOLUTIONS TEAM

The Sustainable Finance Solutions (SFS) Team is a rapid growth business that is responsible for developing and bringing ESG products to multi-national corporations and financial institutions. Our services include green/social/sustainability bond second-party opinions, annual compliance reviews, and other services that help our clients to provide sustainability insights to investors and lenders. This successful new business is continually surpassing sales forecasts and has been recognized as “the largest external reviewer” of green bonds by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative for several consecutive years. See our Green & Social Bonds (https://www.sustainalytics.com/green-social-bond-services/) services for more information.

POSITION PURPOSE

As an exciting new role on the Sustainable Finance Solutions (SFS) team, the EU Taxonomy Associate will contribute to the development and implementation of guidance material for Sustainalytics' new research on the alignment of corporate activities with the EU Taxonomy. Given the rapid growth and sophistication of the sustainable finance market, taxonomies play a critical role in supporting analysis of the contribution of business activities and financial instruments to major environmental objectives. The SFS taxonomy team has developed expertise in this area by reviewing hundreds of sustainability bond frameworks, while engaging in consultations on the EU Taxonomy and other key regional initiatives. The next step is to expand this mandate beyond the SFS team to support strategic company-wide priorities.

Key elements of this new role will include developing guidance on Technical Requirements and Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) criteria in accordance with the EU Taxonomy for activities-based research. While the primary focus of the role will be on developing and implementing the EU taxonomy guidance, the Associate may also be called upon to support other customized projects on the SFS taxonomy team as needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the development and application of the EU taxonomy guidance in accordance with market standards and expectations;

  • Ensure that the guidance is managed/updated in a systematic and timely manner, and well-supported in its application.

  • Assess outcomes of pilot testing of guidance to ensure that it yields meaningful results;

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across different teams to ensure alignment with product requirements;

  • Support research analysts in applying the guidance and providing feedback/support as needed;

  • Provide relevant training to research analysts on the EU taxonomy guidance;

  • Develop expertise in EU taxonomy and related regulatory developments, alongside the sustainable finance market;

  • Develop sustainability knowledge and expertise across a variety of themes and sectors with an emphasis on environmental metrics; and

  • Liaise with and develop relationships with colleagues across global teams and offices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent English business writing skills;

  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data/information, while maintaining a critical approach;

  • Passion for sustainability and demonstrated interest in sustainable finance;

  • 2-4 years of related work experience;

  • Degree in related discipline (sustainability/environmental studies and/or engineering);

  • Technical expertise related to environmental science/sustainability is an asset;

  • Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn in a constantly evolving and fast-paced environment;

  • Accuracy and attention to detail;

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills;

  • Alignment with Sustainalytics' mission, vision and values (http://www.sustainalytics.com/mission-vision-values);

  • Positive attitude, innovative and entrepreneurial.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Your privacy while being in contact with Sustainalytics is one of our fundamental commitments here. Review our Privacy Policy (https://www.sustainalytics.com/privacy-and-cookie-policy/) to find out more about how we handle the personal data you provide us during the recruitment process.

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