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ESG Data Specialist
The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team is looking for a talented ESG Data Specialist to help drive the evolution of responsible investing at Capital Group.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ESG data expert to shape how CG's 300+ investment professionals, incorporate ESG insights into their investment processes.
You will help support Capital's view on the critical and evolving landscape of ESG data and remain abreast of our investment professionals' ESG data needs and the most appropriate solutions to address them. You will explore the marketplace and build tools to ensure that our investments are informed by best-in-class ESG data, that we are on the leading edge of ESG integration, and that we are well positioned to communicate our responsible investment approaches to key internal and external stakeholders. You partner closely with the ESG Data Senior Specialist and with our Investment Group Technology team as they build out the tools investment professionals will use to identify and assess ESG risks and opportunities. You will use your knowledge of data structuring, analysis, validation, and documentation to advance ESG integration as a major strategic priority across CG.
Inform ESG Data Strategy
Responsible for staying abreast of CG's evolving ESG investment data needs, awareness of how our current data meets those needs, evolving market capabilities, client expectations and gaps to address
Identify and address strategic limitations of ESG data (e.g. missing data treatment policy, data quality criteria for inclusion in pieces of CG ESG IP)
Use data-driven approaches (e.g. back-test analysis, qualitative research) and proprietary eligibility and research frameworks to inform the right ESG data strategy for CG. Help develop the narrative on how CG's approach to ESG data allows us to uniquely serve clients
Identify and assess new data sources to integrate into CG's ESG Data and Tech platform
Produce clear and concise data needs documents (e.g. data specifications, user stories, vision). Use these documents to define what our ESG Data and Tech platform partners need to build. Make smart trade-offs (time vs. effort vs. data features to serve up)
Serve as Internal Expert on ESG Data
Partner across ESG team, Investment Group Technology, and other key stakeholders to provide insight on the data we have access to, methodologies, limitations, rationale for selection, and appropriate use cases.
Formal internal trainings
Point of contact for ongoing capacity-building and discrete projects
Support data through the entire lifecycle starting from how to source to how it will be displayed in the platform.
Manage in-house data documentation and communicate the ESG business requirements clearly to technical team.
Partner with investment professional colleagues and Quantitative Research and Analytics team to pilot innovative use cases for incorporating proprietary insight based on ESG data into investment processes
Anticipate, understand and develop scalable solutions for client reporting needs.
Identify data solutions to ad-hoc portfolio manager / analyst / client requests (exposure to controversies, carbon foot-printing of portfolio, extent of ESG integration in portfolio)
3-4 years of experience as an analyst in the data space
Expertise in the nuances of specific sustainability-related datasets
Ability to interpret, clean and manipulate data
Ability to work with large amounts of data (thousands of data fields). Adept at data manipulation and cleaning. Also in the absence of data, can drive clarity through test and learn approaches (e.g. serve data, measure impact, learn, adjust approach)
Experience in data documentation
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in engineering/computer science field
Experienced SQL user; Proficiency with other programming languages would be a plus
Familiarity with ESG data vendors
Ability to earn the trust of stakeholders with varied expectations through a combination of defining real needs, impactful, relevant analysis and clear communication
Experience partnering with investors to translate sustainability information into investment-relevant insights
Evidence of continuous learning and adapting to new technologies
Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across functional teams, including engineering, design, product and the investment group
Handles ambiguity (e.g. business approach not defined, delivers with limited guidance)
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At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That's why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people's lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.
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About Capital Group
At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation, and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, Capital Group’s goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. Private ownership allows us to keep our eyes on the long term while more than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day.