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DWS - Research Analyst ESG Integration (f/m/x)

Job Description:
About DWS

At DWS, we're capturing the opportunities of tomorrow. You can be part of a leading, client-committed, global Asset Manager, making an impact on individuals, communities, and the world.

Join us on our journey, and you can shape our transformation by working side by side with industry thought-leaders and gaining new and diverse perspectives. You can share ideas and be yourself, whilst driving innovative and sustainable solutions that influence markets and behaviours for the better.

Every day brings the opportunity to discover a new now, and here at DWS, you'll be supported as you overcome challenges and reach your ambitions. This is your chance to lead an extraordinary career and invest in your future.
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The Team

Our dedicated DWS ESG Integration team is part of the CIO for Responsible Investments with activities integrated into the investment process, designed to go beyond the fiduciary duties. The CIO Office for Responsible Investments is organized across responsibilities: the Responsible Investment Center, our ESG Engine and Solutions team, and our dedicated Corporate Governance Center. The main responsibilities of the ESG Integration Team are:

  • Develop, drive and oversee integration of ESG topics in every step of the investment process
  • Teach, assess and support global active analysts/ PMs in the integration of ESG topics in their analysis and/or portfolio construction
  • Organize and undertake mandatory/ optional ESG trainings for the investment platform globally
  • Responsible for DWS ESG Integration Policy and DWS Engagement Policy
  • Engagement: Gives support to engagement leads, drive Focus & Strategic engagements and inform Engagement Council on DWS engagement progress

As a Research Analyst ESG Integration (m/f/d) you will be

  • Analysis of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and management of ESG risks and opportunities of issuers (companies and sovereigns)
  • Creating original content after a deep and thorough research that can be used for driving engagement activities, for supporting engagement leads, and for creating sustainable outcomes of our Focus & Strategic engagements and inform Engagement Council on DWS engagement progress
  • Support the investment division in increasing the level and quality of their ESG integration activities, to drive them to adopt best practice ESG standards (e.g. Research, investment decision, etc.)
  • Working with multiple global teams in a coordinated approach to brainstorm on difficulties facing the Investment division and preparing solutions (e.g. tailor-made ESG trainings, etc.) for increasing ESG integration according to soft (PRI, UK Stewardship Code, etc.) and hard regulation (SFDR, MIfid II, etc.)
  • Working with ESG Integration Team and CIO for Responsible Investment Office to undertake any ESG integration related topic, reporting, etc..(e.g. ESG CIO View, ESG progression reporting tool, trainings, ESG research quality checks, etc.)

We are looking for

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in Socio-Economics, Sustainable Development or equivalent
  • At least five years of work experience in a role as an ESG analyst with a deep understanding of ESG concepts
  • Very good knowledge of Asset Management business
  • Proficiency with using various ESG data sources
  • Passionate about responsible investing/stewardship and having a positive impact
  • Excellent communication skills with extremely high proficiency level in writing publishable content for the global audience
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to formulate clearly & present information in a compelling manner
  • High level of comfort in dealing with senior management
  • Highly motivated, self-sufficient and ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

What we'll offer you:

Without the ambitions of our people, our achievements wouldn't be possible. And it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.
Some of our core benefits:

  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Statutory Health Insurance (BKK), sickness benefit allowance and support helplines for employees
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups) and support in finding childcare options including DWS's own kindergarten service
  • A wide selection of pension plans, Personal Budget Accounts to enable sabbaticals or early retirement and capital-forming benefits
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.

DWS' current Hybrid Working model is designed to find the balance between in-person collaboration & engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, whilst still remaining focused on supporting our employees with flexibility. We are committed to support flexible and hybrid working agreements across the globe. Depending on the location or role you are applying for, the split between working in the office and at home will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process.

We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let us know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.
Das Team

Unser DWS ESG-Integrationsteam ist Teil des CIO Office for Responsible Investments, dessen Aktivitäten in den Investmentprozess integriert sind und über die treuhänderischen Pflichten hinausgehen. Das CIO Office for Responsible Investments ist in verschiedene Verantwortungsbereiche unterteilt: das Responsible Investment Center, unser ESG Engine and Solutions Team und unser Corporate Governance Center. Die Hauptaufgaben des ESG-Integrationsteams sind:

  • Entwicklung, Förderung und Beaufsichtigung der Integration von ESG-Themen in jedem Schritt des Anlageprozesses
  • Schulung, Bewertung und Unterstützung der weltweit tätigen Analysten/PMs bei der Integration von ESG-Themen in ihre Analysen und/oder Portfoliokonstruktion 
  • Organisation und Durchführung von obligatorischen/optionalen ESG-Schulungen für die Investmentplattform weltweit
  • Verantwortlich für die DWS ESG Integration Policy und die DWS Engagement Policy
  • Engagement: Unterstützt die Engagement-Leads, treibt Focus & Strategic Engagements voran und informiert das Engagement Council über den Fortschritt des DWS Engagements

Als Research Analyst ESG Integration (m/w/d) werden Sie:

  • Analyse der Umwelt-, Sozial- und Governance-Performance (ESG) und Management von ESG-Risiken und -Chancen von Emittenten (Unternehmen und Staaten)
  • Erstellung origineller Inhalte nach eingehender und gründlicher Recherche, die zur Förderung von Engagement-Aktivitäten, zur Unterstützung von Engagement-Leads und zur Schaffung nachhaltiger Ergebnisse unserer Focus & Strategic Engagements genutzt werden können und den Engagement Council über die Fortschritte des DWS-Engagements informieren
  • Unterstützung der Investmentabteilung bei der Steigerung des Niveaus und der Qualität ihrer ESG-Integrationsaktivitäten, um sie zur Übernahme von Best-Practice-ESG-Standards zu bewegen (z. B. Research, Anlageentscheidungen usw.)
  • Zusammenarbeit mit mehreren globalen Teams im Rahmen eines koordinierten Ansatzes zur Erarbeitung von Lösungen (z. B. maßgeschneiderte ESG-Schulungen usw.) für die Verbesserung der ESG-Integration gemäß weicher (PRI, UK Stewardship Code usw.) und harter Vorschriften (SFDR, MIfid II usw.)
  • Zusammenarbeit mit dem ESG-Integrationsteam und dem CIO des Büros für verantwortungsbewusstes Investment bei der Bearbeitung von Themen im Zusammenhang mit der ESG-Integration, der Berichterstattung usw. (z. B. ESG CIO View, ESG Progression Reporting Tool, Schulungen, ESG-Research-Qualitätsprüfungen usw.)

Wir suchen:

  • Master-Abschluss oder gleichwertige Erfahrung in Sozioökonomie, nachhaltiger Entwicklung oder gleichwertig
  • Mindestens fünf Jahre Berufserfahrung in einer Rolle als ESG-Analyst mit einem tiefen Verständnis von ESG-Konzepten
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse des Asset Management-Geschäfts
  • Beherrschung der Nutzung verschiedener ESG-Datenquellen
  • Leidenschaft für verantwortungsbewusstes Investieren/Stewardship und positive Auswirkungen
  • Hervorragende Kommunikationsfähigkeiten mit einem extrem hohen Niveau beim Verfassen veröffentlichungsfähiger Inhalte für ein weltweites Publikum
  • Ausgeprägte analytische Fähigkeiten und die Fähigkeit, klar zu formulieren und Informationen überzeugend zu präsentieren
  • hohes Maß an Sicherheit im Umgang mit der Geschäftsleitung
  • Hohe Motivation, Selbstständigkeit und die Fähigkeit, schnell zu lernen
  • Fähigkeit, unabhängig und im Team zu arbeiten
  • Fließende Englischkenntnisse (in Wort und Schrift)

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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