Trucost

Careers

Trucost, the leading environmental data company, has headquarters in London, offices in Boston, New York and Hong Kong and partners across the globe.

If you are looking for a career that will challenge your intellect and your imagination, you thrive on a busy and diverse workload and you are always keen to develop your skills, you will find plenty of opportunities at Trucost.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

 

Marketing & sales internship 

Location: London

The Role

Trucost currently has an opportunity for a four week internship in marketing and sales. The role will involve working closely with the marketing team, covering areas such as database management, segmentation and market analysis.

To Apply

Please email rebecca.edwards@trucost.com before 10th August, quoting in the email subject title “Marketing Internship”.

 

 

Business Development Manager/ Account Manager for Trucost’s Financial Institutions Business - French Market

Location: London

The Company

Trucost is a rapidly growing, dynamic, global research and information business focused on natural resource economics, with a growing client base of investors and corporations globally. The Company pioneered the use of quantitative analysis of corporate impacts on the environment in monetary terms, including Puma’s environmental profit and loss account and the carbon footprinting of investment portfolios. We provide data, insight, tools and consultancy services to help investors understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation and help them integrate natural capital considerations in financial products and services.

We provide the world’s most comprehensive natural capital data, having spent more than a decade researching, standardising and validating environmental data on the world's largest companies. Central to our approach is our advanced environmental profiling model that enables us to calculate a company’s environmental dependencies, across their value chain, even if companies do not disclose this information. In addition we not only measure natural capital risk in physical quantities, we also apply a financial value to provide an overarching metric for risk and opportunity analysis. We also provide customized insight based on our environmental economics expertise. Our data is used by the world’s largest pension funds, asset managers and banks to enhance their investment processes. Trucost’s clients include BNP Paribas, Axa, CalSTRS, ERAFP, Standard & Poor’s and Royal Bank of Scotland amongst many others.

Trucost  is  a  dynamic  and  expanding  business,  with  excellent  opportunities  for  personal  development  for enthusiastic employees.

 

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager (BDM)/ Account Manager to join the Financial Services team. You would be dedicated to the support and development of Trucost’s services to banks, asset managers and pension funds, primarily in France. The role would include growing Trucost’s business in France and managing existing accounts. This is a varied role which requires a flexible individual to work successfully independently as well as part of a team. The role would initially be based out of our busy London office and offers the opportunity for travel. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing the strategic approach for growing sales in your assigned market area in collaboration with the Head of Financial Institutions Business.
  • Representing Trucost at meetings with prospects, effectively recognising their needs and conveying Trucost’s value proposition
  • Writing proposals
  • Prospecting, generating leads and networking
  • Working with clients to advise on integration of Trucost data and research in their investment processes, support them in use of Trucost’s data and answer technical questions.
  • Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
  • Planning and preparing presentations
  • Establishing and maintaining client accounts
  • Ownership of a sales target

  

Essential Skills 

  • Fluency in English and French
  • Experience in sustainability, preferably in a business development or consulting role
  • Excellent business acumen, good negotiation skills and persuasiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence presenting to large groups, proposal writing, and enjoy networking and meeting new people
  • Be self-motivated and results oriented, with a positive, “can do” attitude

  

Preferred Experience

  • The ideal candidate would have some experience in a number of these areas:
  • A background in sales or management consulting to financial institutions or large corporations, helping them understand sustainability in economic terms and embed it in their business strategies
  • A background being part of a responsible investment team for a financial institution
  • A good understanding of  how financial markets operate and a knowledge of some of the following sustainability areas that financial institutions are involved in, such as, mainstreaming ESG integration, UNPRI, SRI, environmental fund creation, environmental risk analysis in different asset classes, sustainability solutions for banking clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence presenting to large groups of people and enjoy networking and meeting new people
  • Knowledge of key environmental issues that companies face
  • Understanding of some of the following sustainability areas including, natural capital accounting, sustainable supply chains, integrated reporting, Life Cycle Analysis and Input-Output modelling techniques.
  • Fluency in additional languages will be looked upon favourably

 

 

To Apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter before 29th August, quoting in the email subject title “BDM Application” to:

 

Helen Cole

HR Manager

Helen.Cole@trucost.com 

For more information on Trucost, please visit our website: www.trucost.com 

 

This job offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic company in an interesting and exciting area. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary. Trucost is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Research Analyst: Financial Institutions Business

Location: London

The Company

Trucost is a rapidly growing, dynamic, global research and information business focused on natural resource economics, with a growing client base of investors and corporations globally. The Company pioneered the use of quantitative analysis of corporate impacts on the environment in monetary terms, including Puma’s environmental profit and loss account and the carbon footprinting of investment portfolios. We provide data, insight, tools and consultancy services to help investors understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation and help them integrate natural capital considerations in financial products and services. 

We provide the world’s most comprehensive natural capital data, having spent more than a decade researching, standardising and validating environmental data on the world's largest companies. Central to our approach is our advanced environmental profiling model that enables us to calculate a company’s environmental dependencies, across their value chain, even if companies do not disclose this information. In addition we not only measure natural capital risk in physical quantities, we also apply a financial value to provide an overarching metric for risk and opportunity analysis. We also provide customized insight based on our environmental economics expertise. Our data is used by the world’s largest pension funds, asset managers and banks to enhance their investment processes. Trucost’s clients include BNP Paribas, Axa, CalSTRS, ERAFP, Standard & Poor’s and Royal Bank of Scotland amongst many others.

Trucost  is  a  dynamic  and  expanding  business,  with  excellent  opportunities  for  personal  development  for enthusiastic employees. 

 

The Role

The research analyst will be a key member of the Financial Institutions Team, dedicated to the support and development of Trucost’s services to banks, asset managers and pension funds globally. The analyst will carry out research on the environmental performance of global listed companies, funds and thematics including environmental resource use and externality pricing and impact on shareholder value. The analyst will contribute to and be responsible for managing a broad range of research projects. They will also work with the business development managers in managing client relationships and be involved in some sales support work including technical input for proposals and meetings with prospective clients.

 

Key Tasks

  • In depth research on companies, industry sectors and thematics to report to the investment community.      Analyse the environmental performance of funds using Trucost’s proprietary method.
  • Research and update financial and environmental information on global listed companies (e.g. MSCI & FTSE World) using Trucost’s proprietary database.
  • Account Management – working with clients to advise on integration of Trucost data and research in their investment processes, support them in use of Trucost’s data and answer technical questions.

 

Project Management.

  • Representing Trucost at meetings with prospects alongside the business development manager, effectively recognising their needs and conveying Trucost’s value proposition.
  • Product development: identifying opportunities within the financial sector for applying Trucost’s data and analytics.

 

Preferred Experience

  • The ideal candidate would ideally have some experience in a number of these areas:
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, which include economics and finance, natural resource economics and environmental sciences, with a post-graduate degree in a related subject.
  • A background in research, probably with a financial institution or an environmental consultancy or data provider,
  • A good understanding of natural capital, including how it is measured and applied.
  • A good understanding of  how financial markets operate and a knowledge of some of the following sustainability areas that financial institutions are involved in, such as, mainstreaming ESG integration, UNPRI, SRI, environmental fund creation, environmental risk analysis in different asset classes, sustainability solutions for banking clients.
  • Knowledge of environmental measurement standards and integrated reporting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence presenting to large groups of people and enjoy networking and meeting new people



Project management experience.

  • The candidate should be conscious of detail and numerically proficient with natural curiosity and an innovative approach to problem solving. Advanced word-processing and spreadsheet skills are expected.
  • Working proficiency in foreign languages (please state in application)

 

To Apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter before 29th August, quoting in the email subject title “Research Analyst FI application” to:

Helen Cole

HR Manager

Helen.Cole@trucost.com 

For more information on Trucost, please visit our website: www.trucost.com 

This job offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic company in an interesting and exciting area. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary. Trucost is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

FUTURE VACANCIES

Trucost is a rapidly expanding company. If you wish to register your interest in future roles, please post your CV with a covering letter explaining what you can offer and why you want to work at Trucost to: Careers, Trucost Plc, 22 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1LS or email careers@trucost.com.

Trucost is an equal opportunites employer.