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Associate, Sustainable Finance Solutions

  • Posted:Sep 12, 2018
  • Apply by:Oct 03, 2018
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Junior/Entry level
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Environment
  • Impact Category
  • Social Good
  • Company Type
  • Mission driven

About this position


The Sustainable Finance Solutions team works with leading edge multi-national corporations, development banks, underwriters, and lending institutions. Our services include green/social/sustainability bond second-party opinions, annual compliance reviews, and impact frameworks, among other projects.  This growing team is based in Timisoara, Amsterdam and Toronto.


Job Type:                             Full-time
Employment Type:           Permanent
Level:                                    3
Reports to:                          TBD (depending on location)
Location:                             Toronto
Start date:                           ASAP
Number of positions:        1


As part of the Sustainable Finance Solutions team, the Associate will contribute to the growth of the sustainable finance market by supporting the Green Bonds team in implementing Sustainalytics’ green bond framework in line with market expectations and industry standards. Key elements of the role will include conducting second-party opinions and annual reviews to ensure alignment of use of proceeds with industry standards and best practices. While the primary focus of the role will be on green bonds, the Associate may also be called upon to support other customized research projects on the Sustainable Finance Solutions team as needed.

Key responsibilities:

Support the execution of sustainability bond second-party opinions. This often requires working on multiple projects across different regions and time zones simultaneously;

Over time, engage with issuers and underwriters regarding framework development;

Develop expertise in sustainable debt financing, including current and emerging trends, issues, drivers, risks and opportunities, key players, best practices, the regulatory landscape, etc.

Develop sustainability knowledge and expertise across a variety of themes and sectors;

Liaise with and develop relationships with colleagues across global teams and offices; and

Prepare well-written and high-quality client deliverables


Excellent English business writing skills (an additional language is a plus);
Passion for sustainability and demonstrated interest in sustainable finance and green bonds;
3-4 years of related work experience;
Degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social sciences);
Client-centric and commercial approach;
Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn in a constantly evolving and fast-paced environment;
Strong ability to analyze and interpret data, while maintaining a critical approach;
Accuracy and attention to detail;
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, across different regions;
Excellent teamwork and communication skills;
Agile and adaptable;
Enthusiasm about developing and implementing ideas;
Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values;
Positive attitude, Innovative and entrepreneurial.


About us

Sustainalytics is an award-winning, global responsible investment research firm specialized in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis.

We offer global perspectives and solutions that are underpinned by local expertise, serving both values-based and mainstream investors that integrate ESG information and assessments into their investment decisions. 

View our Impact Profile

Our Impact

The impact of our work is one that is felt over the long term. We are seeking to change the face of capital markets in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world by helping some of the world’s largest institutional investors make sustainable investment decisions. 

Our mission is to provide the insights required for investors and companies to make more informed decisions that lead to a more just and sustainable global economy.

Career Growth Opportunities

We invest in our staff's training and developmet, so the people and the company can grow together over the long term. We give all our employees a $1000 education credit which they are expected to use every year and we’ll also pay for them to take the CFA exam if they’re interested. For each team we have a formal career development path that’s meant to provide a framework of how one progresses throughout the company.

Gain a global outlook working at Sustainalytics. With offices around the world you can take part in our employee exchange program - from Australia to Amsterdam.  

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