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ESG Analyst Intern

Job Description

Type of position:          Full-time (February-July)
   
Location:Office-based, London, UK (remote until further guidance)
   
Salary:Competitive
   
Closing date:Monday, 18 January 2021

Background

The FAIRR Initiative is an innovative investor network. We harness the power of the capital markets to transform global protein production away from an over-reliance on intensive animal agriculture systems.  We produce individual company research and thematic reports in which we assess the financial impacts of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. This research then informs our market-leading research, such as the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index.

Working with over 250 investors representing $25 trillion in combined assets under management, we help investors and global food companies (retailers, brand manufacturers, livestock, fish and dairy producers) build a more sustainable and equitable global food system.

About the Role

As a paid graduate intern, you will contribute to FAIRR’s market-leading work to close the knowledge gap among investors on the risks associated with intensive livestock farming.

Examples of specific responsibilities could include:

  • Contributing to the Index’s methodology development, including analysis of financially material indicators.
  • Researching the policies, commitments, practices and disclosures of major global protein producers on key ESG themes.
  • Developing tracking and monitoring systems in Excel to improve data-gathering and analysis.
  • Assisting with organising FAIRR-sponsored events with investors and companies.

You will receive assignments from across the office and will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team while fully participating in the activities of a fast-paced work environment. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to represent FAIRR at leading external engagements and conferences in the responsible investment and sustainable development space.

Required Qualifications

  • Environmental or finance-based degree preferred but not required.
  •  Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with the ability to perform independent research and analysis.
  •  Good understanding of environmental, social and governance issues in the food sector.
  • Fluency and experience working with Excel and database management systems like Salesforce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

Competencies

  • Attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in sustainable food systems.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and switch between different tasks as needed.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to [email protected] and/or [email protected]

** Applicants must be eligible to work and reside in the UK