Opportunity: Learn to Analyze Data and Interpret Content from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting
Position: Sustainability Report Data Analyst Internship Available (supporting G&A’s GRI Data Partner Relationship)
Work is done remotely with a flexible work schedule – at your own location. Initial training via Web. G&A offices are located in NYC.
Time Requirements: Position requires approximately 10 hours a week and begins ASAP. The timing of the work is flexible and can be done remotely for a majority of the time required. The internship will take place starting in July 31, 2017 and ending February 28, 2017.
Founded in 2006, Governance & Accountability Institute is a New York City-based company that specializes in research, communications, strategies and other services focused on corporate sustainability and corporate ESG performance (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) issues.
G&A is offering the opportunity for an internship for a qualified student interested in learning more about these topics. G&A Institute interns learn important elements about the GRI Standards for Sustainability reporting as well as other common frameworks such as CDP, RobecoSAM CSA (DJSI), SASB, IIRC, SDGs, and many others that can be used in their future work situations.
This is a very fast growing area of interest to corporations and Wall Street. The GRI reporting framework is the most widely used in the world for these types of reports.
G&A is the exclusive data partner for the United States, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The Global Reporting Initiative is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development.
GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive set of sustainability reporting standards that are the most widely used and respected around the world. Currently thousands of global organizations use the GRI to report on their Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategies, impacts, opportunities and engagements (www.globalreporting.org).
As the exclusive US, UK and Ireland data partner of the GRI, Governance & Accountability Institute’s role is to collect, organize, and analyze sustainability reports that are issued by corporations, public entities, not-for-profits and other entities in the United States, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for the benefit of all stakeholders.
The Intern Opportunity
In this role, the analyst will work as part of a team to analyze Sustainability reports for inclusion in the largest global database of Sustainability reports, the GRI’s Sustainability Disclosure Database (database.globalreporting.org).
Learning to read, analyze, use, and structure data from reports using the GRI Standards, GRI G4, GRI-Reference as well as NON-GRI corporate and institutional reports will comprise the majority of this assignment. The research will also contribute to several published research reports on various trends in sustainability reporting which are widely referenced by media, academics, business, capital markets players and other important sustainability stakeholders.
The student(s) selected will have the opportunity to experience a fast-paced, highly-adaptive (and nurturing) culture in a small but growing company with a unique niche. This is a hands-on position with considerable learning opportunity for those headed for a career in corporate responsibility, sustainability, citizenship, or impact investment.
G&A interns get public recognition for their work in our published reports, on our web platform and in other ways. To see what other interns have been doing (and their backgrounds) check out the intern Honor Roll at http://www.ga-institute.com/about-the-institute/the-honor-roll.html
Applicants should demonstrate:
- Strong background and keen interest in ESG and Sustainability issues and topics.
- Basic understanding of business and the capital markets.
- Strong technical, communication, and organizational skills.
- Research and Analysis experience, a preference if focused on sustainability topics.
- Basic skills in Excel / Google Sheets and researching on Google are required.
- Self-driven and Independent ability to meet expectations and deadlines.
- Must be fluent in English, additional languages are a plus.
- Applicants with writing and editing abilities will have preference.
Interested students should send a resume outlining education and skill sets. As an option, a one to two page introduction essay on what you would like to learn more about (in terms of your career goals), what your interests are, and anything else you feel may be relevant to the job/our organization will also be welcomed. Samples of writing or research on sustainability or other topics are also a plus.