Morgan Stanleys Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSF) aims to drive the growth of sustainable investing through ongoing development of products and solutions, economic analysis, thought leadership and capacity building initiatives.
GSF leads the Firms approach to climate change, which has been recognized as a leader on this issue. As the first large US financial firm to set a net-zero by 2050 commitment, and with a leadership role in key industry initiatives on climate, the successful candidate would play an integral role in helping the firm operationalize our commitments.
GSF is seeking a Climate Economics Associate to support the team?s efforts to integrate climate considerations into financial products and advisory solutions for clients, internal risk mitigation, financed emissions analysis, reporting and engagement processes.
Successful candidates will have a dual passion for financial markets and climate change/sustainability issues as well as demonstrated expertise in climate economics, including knowledge of leading-edge approaches, data sources, and analytical tools. Additionally, successful candidates will be well-organized and detail oriented, and will work well in team environments.
The Climate Economics Associate will be responsible for helping conduct economic and data analysis on topics related to sustainable investing and risk management, while understanding and analyzing various sources of climate data using a range of statistical and econometric methods.
In this role, the successful candidate will:
- Provide subject matter expertise on economic impacts of climate-related government policy, impacts of physical risks of climate change, as well as impacts of climate change on economic and financial variables at the global, sovereign, regional, sector, corporate, and asset level.
- Conduct empirical economic analysis to drive business outcomes across topics related to sustainable investing and risk management, using diverse sources of sustainability data and a wide range of statistical and econometric methods.
- Contribute to the development and management of data-driven tools and algorithms for analyzing climate-related impact, exposure, and alignment of financial products and portfolios.
- Collaborate with members of the GSF team, other business units, and various technology partners to evolve and maintain the Firms climate data infrastructure.
- Summarize outputs appropriate for internal and executive audiences, and a wide range of clients, while staying current on relevant research literature on climate economics.
- Engage with senior leaders of the GSF team and business units as needed to convey insights and findings of data-driven climate economics analysis.