ESG Issuer Relations

Singapore, Singapore
09 Mar 2023
23 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Your team responsibilities

The role of Head of ESG Issuer Relations, APAC will lead the ESG Issuer Relations team activities in the APAC (Asia-Pacific ex India) region. This role will drive the team's strategic engagement objectives, expanding and developing our relationships with corporate issuers in the region and globally. This is a highly collaborative role in a growing and evolving function at MSCI ESG Research, with the opportunity to contribute to the development of market leading ESG research, Ratings, and Climate frameworks, which inform global investment decision-making and capital allocation strategies. In this role, you will work cross-functionally across research, product, and coverage teams, as well as gain experience working in a global team and organization. The position is based in Singapore and reports to the Global Head of ESG Issuer Relations.

MSCI ESG Research is an established player in the field of ESG Research and Ratings, pushing the envelope on standard-setting, transparency, and research for institutional investors around the world. The MSCI ESG Issuer Relations team within MSCI ESG Research is responsible for the oversight of all interactions with public companies in the MSCI ESG Research coverage universe. This includes, but is not limited to, educating the issuer community on ESG and Climate investing and MSCI ESG Research data and analysis, as well as soliciting insights and feedback from companies. We represent MSCI at external issuer events globally, and sitting within the broader ESG research team, we contribute to the development of services and solutions that seek to better connect companies and investors on relevant ESG topics.

What we offer you
  • At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose - to power better investment decisions. You'll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.
  • Wherever you are located you will find transparent compensation schemes and employee benefits that can help ensure your financial security and health. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.
  • Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.
  • You'll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our 'Here For You' Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.
Your key responsibilities
  • Manage direct interactions with significant issuers based in the APAC region, across various industries
  • Delegate across research and data teams to respond to substantive questions and feedback from companies on their MSCI ESG Research assessments
  • Engage with sector leads and analysts to bridge the issuer-analyst gap, facilitating the conversation between analysts and the companies in their coverage
  • Propose thoughtful and innovative improvements to the issuer experience, including influencing the evolution of the ESG Research processes and methodologies, including in the development of our dedicated online platform for issuers
  • Develop familiarity with global and regional ESG regulatory and disclosure advancements such as TCFD, SFDR, and others as they impact issuers
  • Lead and execute on outreach and initiatives, such as issuer-facing webinars and industry roundtables to strengthen MSCI's market visibility and thought leadership with companies
  • Act as the spokesperson for ESG Issuer Relations with regional stakeholders, including industry associations, stock exchanges, professional and conference organizations
  • Coordinate and oversee regular maintenance, updates and translations of Guides, FAQs, and video tutorials for issuers
  • Actively contribute to content and research on various topics related to issuers, as well as distilling relevant issuer trends and insights for an investor audience
Your skills and experience that will help you excel
  • 7-10 years relevant work experience including at a corporate advisory, international organization and/or other public issuer focused experience such as ESG reporting, investor relations, or corporate sustainability
  • Demonstrated understanding and passion for corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, refine and communicate complex topics to key stakeholders; as well as strong project management skills to coordinate and influence different teams globally
  • Strong communication, relationship building, and diplomacy skills
  • Proven excellent research, writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management and/or board level from corporates and other governance bodies
  • Enthusiasm and experience for working in a collaborative, global environment
  • An energetic self-starter and team player who is capable and articulate with good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of ESG disclosure frameworks, and the ESG policy and regulatory landscape a plus
How we'll support you
  • Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You'll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.
  • We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.
  • As a new joiner you'll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.
  • Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need for to accelerate your professional growth.
  • At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.
  • We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women's Leadership Forum.
About MSCI

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.

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