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Public Markets (ESG) Co-op/Internship (Fall 2024)

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🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a strong foundation in finance, a passion for investing and ESG, exceptional analytical skills, proficiency in Excel and other financial tools, and a drive for continuous learning and improvement to excel in this co-op/internship.
  • You will research ESG risks/opportunities, build financial models, analyze data, support investment strategies, UN SDGs research, process optimization, data visualization, and ad-hoc projects.

Off-cycle Internship

Banking & FinanceVictoria


  • Use your research, investment, and data science skills in a fast-growing company where you can have an impact. The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is currently seeking two (2) co-op students/interns for the Fall 2024 work term (September to December) to provide ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research and support across a range of asset classes and investment subjects.
  • The ESG co-op/intern will work within our corporate ESG group. BCI is a leader in responsible investing and actively integrates ESG factors to our investment analysis and decision-making process. Successful candidates will work in one of the following two work-streams: 1) ESG Integration & Research, 2) ESG Total Fund Strategy & Risk:
  • ESG Integration & Research – The co-op/intern will support a range of asset classes with a particular focus on public equities, fixed income, private debt and alternative strategies. The co-op/intern will assist the team in conducting ESG research and writing ESG analysis to support investment decisions for all internally managed active funds. The co-op/intern will help prepare and participate in conversations with portfolio companies, policy makers and standard setters to advance ESG performance. This role offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the investment process from an ESG perspective, conduct valuable ESG research, and contribute creative solutions (both quantitative and qualitative) to the ESG integration process.
  • ESG Total Fund Strategy & Risk – The co-op/intern will support research, analysis, evaluation, and recommendations of systemic ESG risks and investment opportunities.  The co-op/intern will assist in building and maintaining financial models, develop economic scenarios, collect, and analyze financial and ESG data to support investment recommendations and participate in the research and development of new investment strategy initiatives. The team is responsible for evaluating systemic ESG risk and opportunities, their implications on portfolios, asset class, client portfolios and BCI’s total fund. As part of this work, the team is responsible for measuring, monitoring, and making recommendations on mitigation and adaptation strategies as well as new opportunities that may arise.


  • A fundamental knowledge of basic business, financial statements, and investment-related disciplines is essential
  • Passion for investing, ESG, and a drive to continually learn about economics/financial markets
  • Knowledge of finance, capital markets, and economics
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • A dedication to hard work, commitment to the highest ethical standards, attention to detail and an eagerness to learn
  • Strong research skills combined with analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-starter: ability to be proactive, resourceful and solution oriented as well as a drive for process improvement
  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and strong analytical skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote), particularly with advanced Excel skills to process large data sets and present in a concise manner
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon, R, Python, SQL, Tableau and Power BI would be an asset
  • Proficiency in an additional language(s) would be an asset for the ESG Integration & Research position (E.g. A local language in Asia or the Emerging Markets)
  • Financial modelling skills would be an asset for the ESG Total Fund Strategy & Risk position

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Research and analyze ESG risks and opportunities in the current BCI portfolio as well as in the investment universe
  • Build and maintain financial models and economic scenarios to understand long-term systemic risk impacts to the market and client portfolios
  • Collect, organize, and analyze ESG data to support investment recommendations and company engagements
  • Research new investment strategy initiatives, provide recommendations and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Conduct research on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) – E.g., research topics for inclusion in the SDI taxonomy
  • Support day to day team activities including take meeting notes, streamlining processes, and providing support for various research, integration, or stewardship activities
  • Construct and make improvements to data visualization tools to add value to the investment process
  • Ad-hoc research projects and tasks as assigned by the team


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

May 30, 2024