Senior Sustainability and ESG Researcher

Employer
EDHECinfra
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
According to qualification and experience
Posted
04 May 2022
Closes
03 Jun 2022
Ref
14303980
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About us:

EDHECinfra provides market indices, benchmarks, and valuation analytics for unlisted infrastructure equity and private debt investors. Asset owners, asset managers, consultants, and asset valuation professionals use our datasets, which track thousands of investments in 25 countries over the past 20 years.

In 2021, EDHECinfra launched a new, ambitious project: The Green Infrastructure Project. Its goal is "to create a commercially viable ESG data product for the use of investors in infrastructure."

The Green Infrastructure Project aims to develop science-based "sustainability risk" and "sustainability impact" exposure metrics for "infrastructure assets" across all sectors globally. These metrics will allow clients to report on and benchmark infrastructure investments in terms of ESG risks and impacts.

About the role:

We are looking for a professional passionate about sustainability and ESG. The job's primary purpose is to support the development of ESG exposure metrics for infrastructure assets, emphasizing climate risks in the infrastructure sector.

The ideal candidate must also demonstrate strong quantitative skills, be intellectually curious, and meet deadlines independently.

The ideal candidate will also be creative, comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment, and have a basic understanding of the sustainability and ESG landscapes (e.g., regulations, climate impact measurement, physical risk, ESG-related estimations, etc.).

The candidate will report to the Green Infrastructure Project Director.

Responsibilities:

To contribute to the research component of the Green Infrastructure project with applied research on climate risks, including transition and physical risks, in the infrastructure sector
To contribute to the research component of the Green Infrastructure project with applied research on the sustainability and ESG landscape with an emphasis on the infrastructure sector (e.g., energy, transport, renewable infrastructure)
To support the team's needs in research, data analysis, AI solutions, and mathematical/statistical modeling
To support the development of ESG metrics using statistics and AI/ML methods.
To contribute and participate in the internal discussions about ESG, infrastructure, metrics, AI solutions, etc.

Candidate requirements:

The candidate must have a background (master's degree or Ph.D.) in economics, development, statistics, data science, mathematics, or equivalent research experience if the candidate has a different academic background

At least three years of working experience in related fields
Familiarity with sustainability policy and ESG regulations and landscape
Good understanding of statistics, statistical methods, and experience with statistical packages (e.g., R, STATA, Phyton)
Fluent English and demonstrated written and spoken English capacity
Data-driven and detail-oriented mindset
Strong work ethic and sense of ownership

Additional desired qualities and experience

Experience in one or more of the following fields is an asset: infrastructure sector (e.g., energy, transport sectors), ESG, sustainable development, sustainable finance, climate change

Experience working with spatial data and GIS is highly desirable
Experience processing data and quantitative analysis

Attractive salary and bonus, healthcare and pension plan coverage.

The salary will be determined according to EDHEC's pay scale, the candidate's qualifications and experience.

To apply for this offer, please send a CV and a cover letter.

To know more about EDHECinfra: https://edhec.infrastructure.institute/mission

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