ESG Research Associate

Eaton Vance - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.4

By joining Eaton Vance, you’ll become part of a company that has one of the best employee retention rates in the financial services industry. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and tremendous opportunities for growth and development. If you do not see a position that fits your career objectives, please return to this site in the future as our hiring needs will change. We look forward to your becoming a part of our continued success!

Basic Purpose:
This position is within Calvert Research and Management (“CRM”), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance. Our mission is to serve clients and outperform the market through our proprietary responsible investment management strategy and thereby make the world more environmentally sustainable and socially just.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide data analytics on company decisions and metrics to support and enhance ESG research and product management teams
Provide regular reporting and analysis to identify best data sources and ESG metrics to apply to research frameworks
Support the enhancement of Calvert Research System by performing data quality tests and analytics
Support quantitative team in ensuring data quality and backtesting of ESG factors to determine efficacy to company performance
Support research analysts in understanding methodology, data coverage, and strengths/challenges of different ESG data providers and track new products
Perform company research for special projects in support of new product development
Support Portfolio Managers in updating data analytics and fund attributions in support of existing investment products
Seek and evaluate sources of information regarding the environmental, social and governance policies and performance of corporations and other issuers of securities
Develop expertise within industry sectors and relevant peer groups of companies
Develop expertise in critical issue areas, such as energy, natural resource efficiency, environmental sustainability, economic development, supply chain management, health care, etc.
Contribute to our team’s proprietary knowledge of ESG factors and materiality
Contribute to and publish original research

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related fields in the Sustainability space, Master’s degree would be a plus
At least 2 years of experience in the finance or investment management industry
Demonstrated strength in data analysis and reporting
Ability to work with large data sets and produce effective reporting
Advanced MS Excel skills and experience with Tableau preferred
Good knowledge of financial tools and databases (BARRA, BBG, MSCI, Factset)
Strong preference for financial data science knowledge and experience
Passion for delivering value for the client
Passion for aligning financial returns with societal impact
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
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