Lead ESG Ratings Analyst

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Job Description

The ESG Ratings Operations team researches and rates companies on a ‘AAA’ to ‘CCC’ scale based on its exposure to industry specific ESG risks and its ability to manage those risks relative to peers. The team analyzes data sourced through internal and external data suppliers and follows a rule- based methodology to determine the rating. The companies rated are spread across the developed and emerging markets and range in size from large to small scale.

What we will offer you:

  • At MSCI, we provide competitive benefits programs in every region in which we do business. While our benefits plans vary in availability in our different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as a MSCI employee. Wherever you are with us, you will find benefits that can help ensure your health and well-being and contribute to your financial security.

Your key responsibilities

Your primary responsibility will to support and enhance the processes and framework within which ESG ratings team is able to review and analyze data sourced through internal & external data providers and apply a rules-based methodology to determine Ratings for companies based on its ESG performance. Your specific responsibilities shall include:

  • Support objective of delivering timely and well diligenced ESG ratings on companies in our global coverage on a timely basis.
  • Support implementation of quality control measures and oversee research conducted by other members of the ESG ratings team;
  • Co-ordinate with internal and external suppliers in enhancing the quality of the data sourced
  • Contribute to ongoing improvement of ESG ratings model
  • Contribute in implementing processes critical for ensuring operational stability, as well as driving innovation.

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • 10-15 years of experience within credit ratings (or similar). ESG related experience would be an added advantage.
  • Strong background in rating processes and procedures (committee processes, analyst responsibilities, ratings criteria/methodologies, regulatory framework)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to articulate viewpoints
  • Good communication skills- both oral and written
  • Comfortable working with, and within, teams across hierarchies, functions and geographies
  • Ability to manage a team, set and achieve objectives

How we’ll support you

  • Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
  • Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee Resource Groups: MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women’s Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities, Hola! MSCI and Climate Action Group.

About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

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Company Info.


MSCI Inc., is an American finance company headquartered in New York City and serving as a global provider of equity, fixed income, hedge fund stock market indexes, multi-asset portfolio analysis tools and ESG products. It publishes the MSCI BRIC, MSCI World and MSCI EAFE Indexes.

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    7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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