Associate/Senior Associate- ESG Advisory and Strategic Corporate Governance Analyst
IHS Markit
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
source : eFinancialCareers

Associate / Senior Associate- ESG Advisory and Strategic Corporate Governance Analyst

Primary Location : Hong Kong / Taiwan

S&P Global Market Intelligence research team is seeking ESG experts to join its dynamic team in APAC to focus on growing our network and business in Taiwan and Hongkong markets in APAC.

S&P Global Market Intelligence research team advises issuers on strategic ESG advisory and corporate governance risks and supports companies with their governance engagement to different stakeholder groups, such as institutional investors, sell side, investment banks, proxy, legal and communication advisors.

Examples of specific ESG projects would be the implementation of a TCFD framework, management of climate related financial risks, definition of an ESG strategy and advise on decarbonization strategies.

Moreover the support of issuers to join SBTi / Re100 initiatives and / or the preparation of an issuer in relation to their general meeting, where investors have to vote on critical agenda items such as board elections or the strategic consulting of a company in the case of an activist attack, where the team has to convince other investors and stakeholders of the rationale of our client.

You are applying for a dynamic career path within a passionate and fast paced environment that both gives responsibility and freedom to create a market and become the face of the team in the region.

The candidate will be working closely with the local but also global advisory teams to advise issuers on their corporate governance and ESG risks.

The candidate collaborates with the global product groups and reports directly to the APAC Head of Strategic Corporate Governance and ESG Advisory.

This position is client-facing and requires heavy interaction with corporations, focused on board, investor relations and management level personas at both prospects and clients.

Exposure to investment banks, legal advisors and third parties is expected as well.

What you'll work on :

  • Implementation projects which require project management as well as technical ESG skills
  • Researching ESG and Corporate Governance trends and advising issuers on the ESG / CG risks within their shareholder base
  • Become a trusted advisor for issuers, investors, bankers when it comes to ESG best practice advice, shareholder activist defense as well as corporate governance best practice
  • Built up analytical know how to track shareholder movements to combine market intelligence with ESG projections, market sentiment analytics and governance and M&A advisory capabilities
  • Strong affinity to technical and data driven solutions is required as S&P products heavily rely on the broad data basis available
  • Regular verbal, face to face and email communication with S&P clients to discuss current projects and strategy to be successful at coming shareholder meetings incl.
  • market watch analytics (e.g. trading activity, sell side trends, shareholder movements)

  • Support local team leads and sales to drive business development
  • Support helping to develop the expert reputation of S&P Global and position us as adviser with aforementioned stakeholder groups
  • Opportunity to participate and speak at industry events, represent S&P Global as a thought leader
  • Work in collaboration with Account Management, Product Groups and Product Marketing in APAC, but also cross border with the global team
  • What we look for :

    A highly motivated and personable individual who is dynamic, articulate, well-rounded, critical thinker with the resourcefulness and qualitative skills that will allow them to execute effectively on all client tasks.

  • Master degree or at least 3-5yrs experience relevant work experience in a financial industry sector
  • Experience of research and advisory service in ESG and corporate governance space, preferably with product experience in project management and tender solicitation.
  • Strong project management and advisory skills
  • Ability to develop PowerPoint presentations for Executive Level Clients
  • Good knowledge of policy and trends of the capital market
  • Verbal and written fluency in English and Chinese is required; fluency in one or more Asian languages is an advantage, especially in Korean and / or Japanese
  • Strong analytical reasoning, oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to oversee and absorb large amounts of information in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented; able to multi-task; strong organizational skill and Strong project management skill
  • Comfortable working with clients of all different levels including their board, management and corporate secretary teams
  • Comfortable talking through strategies and giving advice on complex issues surrounding ESG, corporate governance and Shareholder Meeting Resolutions.
  • Comfortable building and maintaining new relationships with the institutional investor, governance advisory and issuer community.
  • Extensive knowledge of Advanced MS Excel, Bloomberg Workstation, Microsoft PowerPoint and the motivation to learn new applications.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer :

    S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race / ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

    Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

    If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to : EEO.Compliance spglobal.

    com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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