ESG Associate

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $78,500 - [[$113,750 USD / Year
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At Moody’s, we unite the brightest minds to turn today’s risks into tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are-with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways.

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity.

The ESG Associate will play an important role in consolidating the position of Moody’s Sustainable Finance team as the preeminent source of expertise on ESG credit risks and sustainable finance in global credit markets. The role-holder will support the Sustainable Finance team’s research and outreach activities, contributing to the publication of thematic research and delivery of existing and new outreach activities.




  • Collect, analyze and present relevant data, including insights derived from Moody’s proprietary ESG scores, second party opinions and net zero assessments
  • Collaborate with others on the team and across Moody’s to help develop house views on emerging topics
  • Oversee the research production process, including collaborating with the graphics team to develop compelling visuals
  • Maintain internal databases to facilitate various high-profile research and analytical projects
  • Proactively identify relevant topics for research
  • Draft sections of reports where appropriate
  • Track and report on the team’s research activities


Outreach & Engagement

  • Draft presentation materials and provide logistical support to help deliver on outreach activities, including webinars and conferences
  • Support the team in tracking outreach and engagement activities, including partnerships with external organizations
  • Attend Moody’s and third party events where relevant and report back on key takeaway



  • Develop familiarity with the ESG cross-sector methodology, Second Party Opinion and Net Zero assessment frameworks
  • Develop a working knowledge of Moody’s methodologies and credit rating best practices
  • Monitor ESG and sustainable finance trends by following market developments, relevant news events, and relevant research produced by other analytical teams at Moody’s



  • Undergraduate/first-level degree (e.g., Bachelor’s degree) in a related discipline (e.g., political science, economics, finance, law, business, sustainability), graduate/second-level degree preferred
  • Several years of relevant experience
  • Articulate and succinct communication skills both verbally and in writing;
  • Strong organizational skills with sound judgment;
  • Strong data visualisation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly, independently balancing conflicting priorities.
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, and analytical skills.

For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is [[$78,500 – [[$113,750, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Click here to view our full EEO policy statement. Click here for more information on your EEO rights under the law. Click here to view our Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination statement. Click here to view our Notice to New York City Applicants.
Candidates for Moody’s Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

For more information on the Securities Trading Program, please refer to the STP Quick Reference guide on ComplianceNet

Please note: STP categories are assigned by the hiring teams and are subject to change over the course of an employee’s tenure with Moody’s.


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