ESG Data Analyst
We believe that the way we invest can play an important role in addressing current and future challenges in a rapidly changing world. Will you take a step forward to lead OP Financial Group’s path in continuing to be the forerunner in responsible investing and sustainable finance?
There is a strong demand for responsible investments. At OP, we believe that considering the material ESG risks and opportunities of investments and encouraging companies towards increasingly sustainable business will contribute to the achievement of long-term investment objectives.
To lead the way & support the exponential demand, we are now seeking an ESG Data Analyst to OP Corporate Bank’s Asset Management organisation in Helsinki. Your role is positioned within the Equity team, but you will work in close collaboration with OP Asset Management’s ESG professionals. You will support the entire Asset Management organisation, including a wide range of sales, product management, and investmentprofessionals. As an ESG Data Analyst, you are in an important position in advancing the integration of environmental, social, and governance metrics by sourcing and analysing data and developing tools and reports for investment teams and clients.
ESG Data Analyst
The role includes developing and implementing ESG data-driven analytics that can be incorporated into the investment process in close collaboration with other team members and internal stakeholders. Additionally, you will be handling and combining different sources of internal and external data and creating usable outputs for portfolio managers, risk analysts, and clients. Furthermore, you will be working closely with a variety of external data service providers in understanding the methodologies and use cases for our needs. As a part of your responsibilities, you will develop climate risk analysis to support our emission reduction and net-zero targets. You will play an integral role in ensuring that our analysis and reporting have the necessary input to align with regulations, such as EU taxonomy and SFDR. Moreover, your task is to aggregate data for firm-level sustainability reporting such as PRI and TCFD. You will be working closely together with other ESG specialists at OP, to develop ESG integration across the business and create innovative solutions.
What can you expect from us?
Being a market leader in responsible investing and sustainable finance is one of OP Corporate Bank’s strategic focus areas. As a responsible investment professional, you will be in a key role helping us to meet the needs of a growing responsible investment business.
What we will offer you
To help counterbalance work where you are expected to take a lot of responsibility, we seek to ensure employee wellbeing and to enable forward-looking work arrangements. We offer a stable working environment where you can contribute to our core values: responsibility, people first, and succeeding together.
You will enjoy a wide range of staff benefits, including a personnel fund and special terms for employee banking, insurance, and loan services. We offer comprehensive occupational health care, extensive medical treatment expenses insurance, and a full-time group accident insurance policy. We invest in wellbeing at work by encouraging a good work-life balance, providing flexibility in your daily life, and offering lunch, sport, and cultural benefits.
What we expect from you
To succeed as an ESG Data Analyst, you will need an understanding of ESG and climate issues applied to the asset management industry and different asset classes. Furthermore, you possess strong skills in data management and quantitative analytics, and you are proficient with SQL coding. You have applied these skills during your working career for a few years. Moreover, you are an advanced user of Microsoft Office tools. Most importantly, you have a strong interest and willingness in becoming an expert in ESG, climate change, and responsible investing.
Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English, with the ability to explain complex information in a clear manner are essential for succeeding in the role. Your tasks require an ability to work across different teams and functions, delivering projects and solutions with sometimes tight deadlines.
You hold a University degree from a relevant field.
To excel in this role, you benefit from an understanding of different sustainability-related frameworks, such as SASB, TCFD, SBT (and similar). Knowledge of Power BI and R, Python or Matlab helps in rapidly taking ownership of the role. We also appreciate familiarity with any of the following data providers: Bloomberg, FactSet, MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS (and similar).
What you should do next
For more information about the position and working at OP, please contact Annika Esono Manninen, Head of ESG, +358 40 536 5168, best available from 1st to 9th September between 11-14, and 14th September after 11am. Please feel free to apply for the position right away as we will start contacting candidates already during the application period. Send your CV and application no later than Sunday 26th of September 2021.
In the financial sector, our business is founded on trust and accountability, which is why the successful candidate will be checked for credit history and corporate connections and must take a drug test and fill in a health questionnaire.
OP Financial Group is the leading financial services group in Finland and a pioneer in the industry’s digital transformation. Owned by our customers, we are the largest financial sector employer in Finland. OP Financial Group employs over 12,000 professionals and provides banking, asset management, wealth management, insurance and healthcare services for our more than four million customers. For more information about OP as an employer and for all vacancies, go to www.op-careers.fi.