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Sustainability Associate, Financial Services Industry

ONSITE FULL_TIME MID_LEVEL $74,330 to $74,330

BSR® is a sustainable business network and consultancy focused on creating a world in which all people can thrive on a healthy planet. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR® provides its 300+ member companies with insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help them see a changing world more clearly, create long-term value, and scale impact. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR's 30+ years of leadership in sustainability.

We are proud to say that we have a team of some of the most talented and motivated people working on sustainability in our global offices in Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
Position Overview

Associates play a crucial role in advancing BSR's mission by conducting rigorous research and analysis across a diverse set of industries with strong perspectives on ESG, sustainability, investment management, capital markets, and private equity markets.

Their responsibilities include crafting well-researched documents and presentations, as well as the efficient execution of projects. Associates work closely with Project Managers and Directors in areas of business consulting, specialized training, sustainability leadership and sustainability development.

  • Research & Analysis: Conduct in-depth research and analysis on sustainability leadership practices, emerging ESG trends, and due diligence procedures in impact investing and sustainable finance. 
  • Project Execution & Management: Support BSR teams with research, written content, knowledge management, and tool creation to enhance project execution. Assist senior colleagues in crafting projects, ESG materiality, strategy, roadmaps, reporting and implementation plans, and schedules for project delivery. 
  • Client Engagement & Deliverables: Produce client-ready deliverables in various formats such as workshop content, business development pitches, and case studies. Collaborate in the content and design of working group meetings, training sessions, and workshops, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all materials. 
  • Special Projects: Provide targeted support on special projects and assignments, particularly those aligned with BSR's broader mission and goals in the realms of ESG, sustainable finance and impact investing. 


At BSR we have implemented a transparent total compensation framework with an emphasis on internal equity. In order to maintain our equity, our hiring rate for this position is $74,330. Location adjustment will apply if successful candidates resides in New York or San Francisco.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience. 
  • Experience in finance, strategy, sustainability, investment management, ESG reporting or as a business consultant. 
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical abilities, capable of delivering high-quality outputs. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration and clear articulation of complex ideas. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the capability to manage multiple projects, attention to details, and meet varying and often rapid deadlines effectively. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft platforms (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and the ability to quickly adapt to in using other software tools
  • Language Proficiency: High level of fluency in English required; proficiency in a second language is a significant advantage. 
  • Highly entrepreneurial, self-motivated with the ability to excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. 
  • Unwavering commitment to high ethical standards and to BSR's core values of leadership, respect, and integrity. 
  • Openness to engage in up to 15% business travel as needed. 
  • Pre-Employment Checks: Any employment offer is contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation. 

Candidates With The Following Qualifications Will Receive Preference.

  • Experience in investment due diligence. 
  • The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing, CFA charter Holder, or successfully passed level 2. 
  • CAIA Charter Holder. 


BSR is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a global organization, BSR strives to represent a culmination of different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas. BSR encourages employees to be themselves and share their unique stories, as these initiatives foster a global environment of creativity, forward thinking, and open-mindedness. These values drive the innovative work of our staff and support BSR's overarching mission to build a just and sustainable world.

At BSR, discrimination because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by regional laws, is not condoned. BSR strives to maintain a fair and inclusive working environment. Thus, these factors do not influence recruitment, performance management processes, and project assignments. BSR aims to support necessary accommodations and has a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior and retaliation in response to the needs of our employees. 
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Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Company: BSR

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