Environment, Social and Governance Research Associate

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Citi is recruiting an ESG analyst to work as part of our leading ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) research team in Asia Pacific. We have been a pioneer of sell-side ESG research within the Australian equities market, with the ESG team being in place since 2006 and consistently top rated by institutional investor clients.

The analyst will work alongside our Lead analyst, and will possess a good understanding of ESG trends and issues across industries and constituent companies, along with the ability to effectively communicate investment-relevant insights to investor clients.

We are looking for a person who is passionate about ESG and also loves financial markets. The role offers an opportunity to contribute as part of a leading team in the ESG debate, and interact with major investors (institutional investors and superfunds), key industry participants and Citi’s Sales & Trading desk. You may have worked in financial markets more broadly with a genuine passion for ESG, or come from an ESG / sustainability background in professional services, academia, corporate or NGO with high financial literacy.


+ Contribute and eventually lead the creation of research on key ESG issues, risks and opportunities faced by industries and constituent companies

+ Develop and integrate subject matter expertise on topical environmental, social and governance issues along with an understanding of how these issues can impact investment decisions or inform investors’ engagement with investee companies

+ Track and analyse financial news, industry trends and relevant regulations that may impact the market

+ Interact with listed companies and collaborate with Citi Research analysts to encourage ESG considerations to be embedded in our investment research across the board, and to produce collaborative research

+ Interact with the broader global research team to further the integration of ESG across Citi Research and other parts of the bank

+ Assist to organize and host Citi ESG events for institutional clients.


+ Comply with the ethical standards contained in the Code of Conduct

+ Adhere to firm policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative requirements


**Technical/Specialist skills/competencies**

+ Proficiency in Excel and Word

+ Ability to articulate investment-relevant insights and research in written products, with exceptional attention to detail and a strong appreciation for balanced, methodical and rigorously supported analysis.

+ Strong capacity for written and visual communication, including the ability to produce written research in a timely manner

**Business/Industry knowledge/competencies**

+ Deep subject matter expertise in various ESG thematics very highly regarded

+ The analyst will ideally also have financial accounting and analytical skills to review annual reports and financial statements

+ Knowledge of the share market and familiarity with listed companies would be an advantage

**Personal Attributes/Interpersonal skills**

+ Highly motivated with a work ethic to sustain working under time constraints and managing priorities

+ Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).


+ Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline

+ Post-graduate qualifications in sustainability or related issues would be an advantage.

+ At least a years’ experience either in investment analysis (buy- or sell-side) or an ESG-related role.


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