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Sustainability Associate, Financial Services Industry



7d ago

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years) - Senior (5-8 years)
  • Consulting
  • £42.1K
  • London
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  • You need 3-5 years of experience in finance, sustainability, or consulting, strong analytical and communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft platforms, fluency in English, and willingness to travel. CFA or CAIA certification is a plus.
  • You will research sustainability trends, support project execution, engage with clients, and work on special projects in the financial services industry.


  • 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.


  • 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.


What is the main responsibility of a Sustainability Associate in the financial services industry?

Sustainability Associates are responsible for conducting research and analysis on ESG factors, sustainability practices, and impact investing within the financial services industry.

What skills are necessary for a Sustainability Associate in this role?

Strong research and analytical skills, knowledge of ESG principles, investment management expertise, and understanding of capital markets and private equity markets are essential for this role.

How does a Sustainability Associate contribute to BSR's mission?

Sustainability Associates play a crucial role in advancing BSR's mission by providing valuable insights and recommendations to industry clients on how to improve their sustainability practices and integrate ESG factors into their decision-making processes.

Working with business to create a just and sustainable world

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Mission & Purpose

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.


  • Remote Work

    Remote work: we have a flexible working policy which means you can work from one of our office locations, 100% remotely or a combination of both.

  • Low-Meeting Fridays

    Our Low-Meeting Fridays approach means more focused work and less disruption ahead of the weekend.

  • Global

    Global supportive talent management approach.

  • Competitive Health Benefits

    We offer competitive health benefits to our employees.