|Preferred internship window
||Summer Internship: May to August 2023. Open to off-cycle interns who can stay for 6 months.
|Description of Project
The role of ESG ratings in the financial market ecosystem is growing. At the same time, there are emerging concerns pertaining to this space – for example, there is often a lack of clarity and transparency about the methodologies underpinning ESG ratings and data products, in turn fuelling concerns on the risks of green washing. It is important that investors here have access to ESG ratings which are forward looking eg. incorporating transition plans, neutral, transparent, and based off robust data. This will ensure that funds flow to worthy entities and projects that accelerate the transition to net zero, rather than to greenwashing activities.
The intern will help the team perform a landscape scan on the available products and trends around ESG data, ESG ratings, and related transition products, and derive and make policy recommendations on how MAS can support the development of ESG data and ratings to support fund flows towards Transition Finance, in line with Singapore’s 2050 Net Zero goals and the Paris Agreement.
|Expected deliverables for the project
The intern will produce and present a report of the summary, analysis and recommendations on ESG data, ratings and related transition products.
|Experience and/or skills that the intern(s) may gain from the internship
||The intern will gain deep insights on the landscape of ESG data, ratings, raters and related transition products, as well as the experience of working on public sector policies.
|Pre-requisites preferred from the intern(s)
||Independent worker, with a keen interest in the area and ability to learn by doing. Analytical mind, to distil underlying assumptions and challenge their relevance to Singapore. Experience working in ESG related positions or knowledge of ESG would be preferred but not mandatory.
|Other Job Functions
||Environment and Social Governance, Business Analytics, Policy
|Keywords related to the project
||ESG Data, ESG Ratings, Environment and Social Governance, Research, Policy Making, Policy Analysis
||Apply through our chatbot here . Shortlisted candidates can expect to be notified within a month from the date of application.