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ESG Research Analyst

About the job

Are you a creative, organized, high-energy individual who thrives in professional services environments? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow, working with smart, and dynamic teams? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Orrick has an exciting opening for an ESG Research Analyst (Research Analyst), who will join our market-leading Environmental, Social and Governance Group (ESG Group). The Research Analyst will work directly with Orrick attorneys, staff and clients on a broad range of issues related to sustainability, climate change, corporate governance, and impact. Responsibilities will include the identification of relevant ESG issues for a range of companies, the collection and analysis of key ESG performance metrics, the preparation of client facing reports, and research and writing on emerging ESG trends. Using established research and analytics skills, the Research Analyst will play a critical role in executing on internal and client deliverables, and will be a key support in the ongoing development of our ESG practice.

This position could be based in any of our U.S. offices (Austin; Boston; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) and consideration given for 100% remote US locations.

As an ESG Research Analyst, you will have significant exposure to public companies, investment managers, and a wide range of privately held portfolio companies. Discretion, integrity and respect for confidential information are essential.

The Research Analyst will report directly to the Director of Environmental, Social and Governance and Corporate Governance, and will work in close partnership with attorneys and other staff in the ESG Group and other experts at the firm to support ESG Group and client goals.

You will perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Identify relevant ESG topics, distribute questionnaires and data collection forms, review client documents, and analyze ESG data across a range of companies
  • Collaborate with the ESG Group to prepare reports on performance across a range of ESG topics, including the preparation of data visualizations and written reports
  • Work with attorneys and staff to improve methods and processes for data collection and analysis, and to provide feedback on best practices and areas of potential improvements across ESG activities
  • Stay informed of trends in ESG, including ESG related regulations, guidance frameworks, and corporate best practice, and contribute to ESG thought leadership at Orrick
  • Support due diligence activities and research assignments into various ESG topics, and prepare detailed due diligence and research reports for clients
  • Assist in client onboarding through conference calls and document reviews, including the review of existing client ESG programs and the implementation of improvements and project plans over time

What We Would Like You to Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required
  • Masters degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in research, consulting, investor relations, corporate reporting, or other related field, with experience in sustainability or ESG reporting or research preferred
  • Effective communication and writing skills, together with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including competencies in Microsoft Office
  • Deliver strong customer service, commit to meeting deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Understand law firm processes and attorney-client relationships
  • Appropriately prioritize to execute tasks across several projects with complex variables and budgets
  • Collaborate with teams of partners, associates and other professionals at all levels
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem solving and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to research, collect, manipulate, and analyze data

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the eight year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2023 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Orrick is committed to providing a comprehensive, thoughtful total compensation package to our attorneys and staff, wherever they work.

The amount of pay offered will be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to qualifications, relevant experience, primary work location, market data, and internal equity. Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus, which would be determined by Firm and individual performance.

We offer a full range of elective health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurances; robust mental well-being benefits; child, family, elder, and pet care benefits; short- and long-term disability benefits; a health savings account (w/applicable medical plan), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and a 401K program. Eligible employees will receive compensated time off through either a Paid Time Off or Flexible Time Off program (depending on position), generous Parental leave benefits, and paid holidays.

Please use the following link to access information in compliance with wage transparency requirements in applicable locations: https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/137

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers.

No phone calls please.

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
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Location: Remote, Remote, US
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