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Research Associate

Domini Impact Investments LLC manages a global family of mutual funds for individual and institutional investors seeking to create positive change in society by integrating social and environmental standards into their investment decisions. Two fundamental principles underlie the global investment standards that Domini applies to each of its investment products: the promotion of a society that values human dignity and the enrichment of our natural environment.

With $2.2 billion in assets under management, Domini Impact Investments LLC has a large, global brand presence in a small firm environment.  We provide a mission-driven career with an opportunity for rapid advancement.

Our nimble atmosphere allows for employees to learn and master a wide array of industry knowledge and skills, work closely and collaborate with the most senior leaders in the firm and welcomes fresh perspectives and ideas.

Description

The Research Associate is a professional member of the Domini Research department. You will be responsible for conducting social and environmental research on public companies. Tasks will include reading and analyzing company documents, press articles, and third-party reports to evaluate companies according to Domini’s investment standards regarding environmental management, product quality, and corporate relations with customers, employees, investors, and communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a general knowledge of social and environmental issues as they relate to companies.
  • Develop an understanding of the business environment and business models of various industries.
  • Communicate effectively with research team members and senior management.
  • Participate in a timely manner in the day-to-day researching processes of the department.
  • Complete profiles of assigned companies in a timely manner.
  • Contact community, environmental, labor and other public interest organizations that analyze the social and environmental records of companies.
  • Attend ESG Committee meetings and presenting research to the Impact Committee.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Corporate Advocacy team.
  • Keep current on developments in the social investment industry.
  • Develop an in-depth and focused understanding of specific social and environmental issues.

In addition, the Research Associate will be expected to devote approximately one half day per week to client contact. This consists primarily of communications with shareholders in the Domini Funds who have inquiries about their accounts, companies in the portfolio, or other issues relating to their investments in the funds.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in related fields (social sciences, finance, business, humanities, environmental science, etc.)
  • Solid writing and research skills, including the ability to produce definitive analysis
  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in, social and environmental issues
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Independent problem solver with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Contact Information

Resume and cover letter, including salary requirements must be submitted to be considered for this position. Please note that any applicants that do not include salary requirements will not be considered.  Please forward your resume and cover letter to: careers@domini.com