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Lead ESG Data Analyst/Scientist

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. Solutions Group

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Company Description

We are Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), the asset-management arm of Legal & General Group. Our purpose is to create a better future through responsible investing. We strive to achieve this through a strong sense of partnership with our clients, working together to achieve positive long-term outcomes. We draw on industry-leading expertise to innovate constantly across public and private assets, index and active strategies. And we are a responsible investor, rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world

We are truly international, present where our clients need us. Our teams around the world are highly dedicated, professional and collaborative and we draw strength from our diversity of talent. We are clear on what we stand for and our commitment to inclusivity anchors our behaviours


Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be at the heart of the fast-paced ESG Integration work of one of Europe’s largest investment managers.  This critical role embeds the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data into operating models to support investment decisions, risk assessments and the development of policy positions, as well as enabling reporting to clients

The ever-increasing amount of ESG data has become essential to teams across the business. It now needs to flow into monitoring, trading, order management and reporting systems to understand risks and opportunities for a broad range of ESG-tilted and non-ESG funds

This is multi-faceted role will involve leading a small team of ESG Data Scientist/Analysts and working closely with the ESG Product Owner and other key stakeholders to devise solutions to best achieve ambitious organisational priorities

What you'll be doing:

  • Progressing the automation of ESG data production, self-service access and analysis and systematic integration into other LGIM systems
  • Developing and maintain an understanding of the ESG regulations such as SFDR, TCFD, UK SDR and ISSB and of client reporting requirements
  • Through active engagement with internal business and technology stakeholders, identifying solutions for improving the consistent integration of ESG into the fully investment product lifecycle
  • Enhancing internal trust in ESG data by relentlessly improving data quality and transparency
  • Ensuring high quality and rapid delivery of new ESG data requirements
  • Devise innovative approaches for advanced ESG data analytics and insights
  • Managing the delivery process by running stand-ups, planning and review meetings.
  • Ensuring that data-related documentation is kept up to date
  • Instil a team culture of continuous improvement, learning and innovation

Qualifications

Who we're looking for:

  • Familiarity with ESG metrics and data providers such as Sustainalytics, Bloomberg, ISS and MSCI
  • Significant experience with building robust data-oriented solutions in Python, including web apps
  • Experience with modern data tools, ideally Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks, Pandas and Python visualisation libraries
  • Exposure to machine learning approaches such as neural networks, NLP, generative AI desirable
  • Experience working at an investment management company
  • Experience with manging Agile delivery, preferably Kanban and Scrum.
  • Ability to communicate across business and technical stakeholders of various levels of seniority, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, including a desire to mentor team members
  • You’ll have a real passion for ESG and sustainable investing with a drive for excellent service with a commercial focus

Whatever your role, we reward performance and behaviour with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Here are some of the benefits we offer: 

  • The opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes  
  • Generous pension contribution  
  • Life assurance   
  • Private medical insurance (permanent employees only) 
  • At least 25 days holiday, plus public holidays, 26 days after 2 years’ service. There’s also the option to buy and sell holiday 
  • Competitive family leave 
  • Participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand-new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice 
  • There are the many discounts we offer – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online   
  • In 2023, some of our workspaces were redesigned. Our offices are great spaces to connect and collaborate and have your wellbeing at the heart 

Additional Information

Legal & General is a leading financial services group and major global investor, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.

We aim to build a better society for the long term by investing our customers’ money in things that make life better for everyone.

If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.

We strive to be open, mindful and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs.

If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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