Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH12933_1616673575

Planet Tracker is a financial think-tank, pooling the expertise of seasoned financial market professionals with environment, industry and scientific experts. https://planet-tracker.org/

Planet Tracker is a non-profit financial think tank aligning capital markets with planetary limits. It was created to investigate the risk of market failure related to ecological limits. This investigation is primarily for the investor community where ecological limits, other than climate change, are often not aligned with investor capital. Planet Tracker generates breakthrough analytics to redefine how financial and environmental data interact with the aim of changing the practices of financial decision makers to help avoid both environmental and financial failure.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Analyst will be tasked with undertaking financial research across several programmes but with a particular focus on Food & Land Use, seeking to identify material financial market exposures to planetary boundary related risks and opportunities. These exposures are assessed across institutional investors, listed corporates and a wide range of financial services groups. The two primary streams of research will be financial investment on one hand and natural capital analysis on the other.

The analysis will be delivered in the form of research reports to clearly define the environmental and social impact of the companies concerned and the investors and lenders who support them. The Analyst will be responsible for in-depth data gathering and research production. This will include synthesis of findings and writing of reports for external delivery to the finance community as well as a variety of audiences (e.g. media, civil society, regulators). In addition there will be engagement responsibilities including speaking in webinars, at launches, on panels and having meetings with FIs, civil society partners, funders and the media.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To scope, conceptualise, and support the delivery of an investment/finance-oriented research programme including, but not limited to, in-depth data analysis on companies; financial securities (equity, debt, commodities); and market-based regulation

  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of corporate shareholdings and articulate the critical material environmental risks posed to these positions

  • Evaluate capital market investment flows from institutional investors to corporate stakeholders where necessary via conduits such as banks, project finance, insurance or other intermediaries

  • Synthesise the findings from Planet Tracker research into ground-breaking analysis and narrative, and ensure production of regular, high-quality briefing papers and major Tracker Reports for the financial, corporate and academic communities

PROFILE OF THE APPLICANT

A candidate for this position must have the following skills and attributes:

Competencies

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering company level financial analysis on the buyside or sellside

  • Experience of delivering thematic research ideally in an area relevant to Planet Tracker's current programmes.

  • Strategic vision to deliver compelling research for a wide range of investors

  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through research outputs produced over time

  • In depth understanding of investment analysis and financial reporting

  • Strong writing skills with the ability to produce analytical papers in a timely fashion

  • Excellent communication skills

Values

  • Demonstrable commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and bettering our world

  • A team player who works collaboratively with people for a collective goal

  • Ability to work in an international environment and to be able to inspire people from different backgrounds and cultures to work well together

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please send a CV directly to Andrew Mullins via andrew.mullins@acre.com.