About the Job
In joining the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business team as Senior Finance Research Associate, you will be working directly with the Senior Scholar (ex-public company CFO) focusing on our ROSI™ (Return on Sustainable Investment) methodology. Your role will involve analyzing data, developing specific monetization metrics for companies and/or industries, evaluating various tools and frameworks to support our ongoing research program, and working with team members and corporate and non-profit partners on various projects and engagements. You will help shape our research agenda through active and ongoing discussion with members of the CSB team, review emerging trends in sustainable business, and engage with stakeholders of the CSB. You will also contribute in structuring proposals for new projects that are aligned with our ROSI™ priorities; manage student research assistants and interns supporting those projects; and assist in writing publications for academic and business management journals. Finally, you will be engaging directly with business leaders at senior levels and with supply chain partners to assist them with the development of ROSI metrics and analysis.
Given the expectations described above, you should have 5-7 years’ recent experience analyzing corporate financial data, excellent quantitative and Microsoft Excel skills, and a meticulous attention to detail. You should be able to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) and balance multiple on-going projects and priorities in a fast-paced work environment. Having consulting experience and an MBA would be beneficial, though not required. You will also have a commitment to and passion for sustainable business and bringing fresh ideas for research designed to drive and support change by practitioners.
NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
CSB is a rapidly growing team that shares the common vision for A Better World Through Better Business. With this vision, CSB seeks to accelerate the global transition to the next phase of capitalism – a system whose broader aim is to create long-term, sustainable stakeholder value – through its research, teaching, and work with corporate and non-profit partners.
CSB is building its portfolio of work with corporate and non-profit stakeholders, and is in need of a full-time Senior Finance Research Associate with finance and accounting experience who is enthusiastic about our mission. The Associate will play an active part in growing the team’s research and delivering practical solutions for sustainability practitioners and investment professionals.
We take a holistic approach to sustainable business and consider environmental, social, governance and economic risks and opportunities. Our research agenda targets the key barriers to companies embedding sustainability in their corporate strategy, which includes making the business case for more sustainable practices. A large portion of our research and work focuses on developing and implementing a more comprehensive model for quantifying and monetizing the business case for sustainability. Amongst our projects: Working with McDonalds to monetize the benefits delivered by a deforestation free beef supply chain in Brazil; and working with GM, VW, Aston martin to develop new metrics for measuring the value delivered through more sustainable practices in the automotive industry.