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Environmental, Social, Governance Analyst

Employer
South Jersey Industries
Location
Folsom, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Position Summary:

The ESG Analyst Associate at South Jersey Industries will support the implementation of the company's ESG strategy, goals, and KPI's in partnership with the business. Along with working on regular, project-based, and ad-hoc analysis, this key team member will effectively monitor and track SJI's ESG footprint with data analytics providers. This Analyst will also play a critical role in a cross-functional effort to collect, validate, and analyze internal and external sustainability data for conversion into information that supports strategy and oversight for the ESG Program. This role reports directly to the Director of Environmental, Social, Governance, and will serve as a thought leader on emerging ESG trends and best practices to ensure best-in-class reporting. This is also an exciting opportunity to support ESG governance operations on the ESG Task Force and ESG Management Committee, SJI's ESG governance body. Critical thinking, project management, fascination with data, business acumen, communication, and a "can-do" attitude are key to success this role.

This is a fantastic entry-level opportunity for a self-starter with high learning agility, seeking professional development and growth outcomes. The position offers favorable work-life balance and career advancement at a company with pioneering sustainability and renewable energy efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Support and execute a wide range of data gathering, analysis, disclosure preparation, and initiatives for all aspects of SJI's ESG Program
  • Assist with the design, development, writing, and distribution of SJI's sustainability report, as well as internal control processes to assure metrics and data in ESG disclosures
  • Undertake benchmark research and gather insights related to global ESG reporting standards, and other regulatory requirements, trends, and stakeholder expectations
  • Manage internal ESG resources, training, content, and materiality assessments
  • Assist with the Company's responses to investor, customer, and other stakeholder requests for ESG information
  • Respond to ESG risk assessments and questionnaires from ratings and ranking organizations
  • Participate in seminars and conferences to understand ESG practices and regulations
  • Provide support to other related areas and emerging projects


Qualifications:

Required Skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to evaluate a situation and identify gaps, opportunities, and solutions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, or closely related spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Familiarity with data analysis, with intermediate data analytics abilities using Excel or a closely related spreadsheet software
  • Fantastic project management skills, with demonstrated success working individually and within a team
  • Detail-oriented, with a knack for time management that successfully enables managing multiple priorities in a dynamic, evolving environment
  • Firm commitment to ethics, integrity, and maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information


Preferred Skills:

  • Proven talent for analyzing and synthesizing data and researching industry trends to extract actionable insights in a corporate environment
  • Experience working collaboratively in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment, with all organizational levels
  • Accomplished with ESG/sustainability reporting and disclosure, with knowledge of current tools and trends
  • Well-versed with policy positions of proxy advisory firms, ESG raters, and rating agencies
  • Familiarity with requirements of SASB, TCFD, and other reporting frameworks and standards
  • Environmental expertise and enthusiasm


Required Background:

  • Bachelor's degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience in corporate affairs, sustainability, investor relations, or corporate ESG
  • Additional work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Investment firm or consulting industry experience preferred


Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow's energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.
  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money
  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas
  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork
  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SJI believes that every vaccinated employee creates a safer environment for our fellow employees and their families, our customers and the community at large. This is why we require new associates joining our team to be fully vaccinated prior to starting with SJI. SJI will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious-based reasons on an individualized basis.
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