Social Impact Researcher

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Social Impact Researcher

Job description

Clarity’s mission is to bring social impact to markets. Our disruptive tech tool allows systematic measurement and optimization of the social impact of investment portfolios, and our proprietary methodology provides a deeper understanding of the needs of the population and gives a comprehensive view of how those needs are covered by different economic actors. Together, the tool and the methodology will improve the allocation of the World’s capital to human needs.

People at Clarity don’t "talk" ethics and values, we "live" values by example. Our international team is constantly embracing the challenge, solving problems, driven by the purpose of helping investors optimize the social impact of their portfolios. Together, we can become the “gold Standard” offering solutions to all society stakeholders — we're just getting started.

Would you like to join an international and fast growing Startup where you can play an important part in shaping its future? How about an opportunity to take part in next-generation social impact solutions in a highly collaborative work environment, where space for professional development is taken very seriously? Interesting, right? Keep reading!

What We Offer

People are one of Clarity’s main assets. We have built a unique team and we all share 3 differential aspects: Excellence, Passion and Values.

  • The team comprises professionals from leading consulting and banking firms, MBA graduates from top business schools, entrepreneurs and PhDs.

  • Clarity’s Founder and CEO, Rebeca Minguela, is a successful entrepreneur who has been recognized as one of the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40 by prestigious institutions like the World Economic Forum.

We are different. We work hard to become the best place to work.

  • Fact based: Promoting objective, fact-based and solution-oriented discussions.

  • Diverse: Encouraging diversity of personalities, cultures and experiences.

  • Transparent: Communicating feedback transparently, constructively and in real-time.

  • Meritocratic: Striving for excellence and rewarding the best.

  • Flexible: Working flexibly in the broadest sense (schedule, location, vacation, styles).

We care about our employees. We think that every effort has to be rewarded and want them to feel comfortable with us.

  • Salary proposals are between 10% and 15% above benchmark gross compensation.

  • Benefits: We are offering a large benefits package for the team, considering their needs and interests.

  • Stock/ Phantom: We want our employees to really feel part of Clarity. That’s why we give them the opportunity to participate in our success with phantom stock options.

We are a US company with a Spanish subsidiary. We have amazing offices in Madrid and NYC.

Our investors believe in us and share our goals. We are a leading startup thanks to public and private funding.

Clarity has received several awards:

  • Young Global Leader to Rebeca Minguela 2017.

  • Top 10 Fintech startup worldwide by BBVA Open Talent.

  • Top 2 start-ups with impact worldwide by IMPACT Growth 2017.

  • One of the most innovative Spanish companies by NeoTec.

  • One of the most innovative projects in the US. Harvard Innovation Lab.


We are looking for an individual to conduct research on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings for private companies and national governments.

The Social Impact researcher should possess exceptional analytical skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial setting as you will be required to lead, leading research workstreams, thinking critically and maximizing scientific rigor in you work. The ideal candidate should love having different types of problems thrown at you, be able to quickly digest and understand the key issues and the main objectives, and provide advice and guidance on how best to proceed.

Location: Madrid or remote.

Key Responsibilities

The ESG researcher will be responsible for ensuring that the ratings we provide to clients are statistically and methodologically sound. The ESG Researcher’s role will include, but not be limited to, the following activities:

  • Compare methodological options for calculating ESG ratings and identify trade-offs.

  • Explore statistical properties of datasets and identify relevant insights for rating construction and/or interpretation.

  • Write code for calculating ESG ratings.

  • Conduct checks and validation tests on calculated ESG ratings.

  • Identify and propose continuous improvements and refinements to the rating calculations.

  • Prepare reports and presentations of document findings.


  • Deeply passionate about social impact.

  • Advanced degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, math, or other applied quantitative field. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and a strong record of success doing similar work will be considered. PhD would be desirable.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, including designing and conducting quantitative research and analyzing data. Experience in the financial services sector will be a plus.

  • Outstanding quantitative and critical thinking skills.

  • Significant experience with Python or R. Experience with additional programming languages a plus.

  • Self-starter who will thrive in a start-up setting by taking ownership and initiative.

  • Decisive and action oriented who can get things done, make rapid decisions even when short of information, and has a high level of energy and stamina.

  • Complete fluency in English (minimum C1)
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. We will contact those candidates who successfully meet our requirements for the position and have been chosen to continue in the recruitment process within the next days.

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