ESG Analyst, Responsible Investments (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
20 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented and dedicated people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We encourage applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

The REO product Specialist team is global team of 6 product specialists responsible for reo®, Responsible Engagement Overlay. The team is servicing our 55 global reo® clients. The ESG analyst is part of the reo® team but is also working very closely with RI quant team.

We have a large dedicated resource supporting our activities in the form of our 45-person Responsible Investment (RI) team, working globally and based in London, Amsterdam and Boston. The RI team is made up of ESG specialists who are passionate about making a difference. Now is an exciting time to join the team as we have ambitious plans in this space. We are seeking highly motivated, passionate individuals to help us continue to innovate and be a leading asset manager in responsible investment. If you'd like to join us on our journey, please get in touch.

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage the Salesforce platform and client partner portal for both RI and reo clients.
  • Responsible for management, oversight and production of reo reporting, onboarding and client queries.
  • Responsible for all engagement related queries from both RI, internal investment teams and reo clients.
  • Responsible for the monthly production of our ESG risk tool and ESG scores and all related queries.
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the Responsible Funds acceptability list.
  • Responsible for the quarterly production of the company wide Cluster munitions and landmine exclusions.
  • Provide overlap analysis of engagement for RFPs and prospect clients.
  • Support the Product specialist team in meeting prep and client queries.

Key Capabilities

  • Strong data skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in running (ESG data) reports.
  • Understanding of using ESG data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Capabilities

  • A passion to understand and build ESG knowledge and apply it in a practical context.
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity.
  • An ability to work autonomously and take ownership, but also able to work effectively as part of a broader team with a strong sense of collaboration to achieve shared goals.
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