VP, Senior ESG Research Analyst

Voya Financial, Inc

$250K — $500K+*


More than 4w ago


11 - 15 years of experience

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Job Description

Together we fight for everyone’s opportunity for a better financial future.

We will do this together — with customers, partners and colleagues. We will fight for others, not against: We will stand up for and champion everyone’s access to opportunities. The status quo is not good enough … we believe every individual and every community deserves access to financial opportunities. We are determined to support both individuals and communities in reaching a better financial future. We know that reaching this future depends on our actions today.

Like our Purpose Statement, Voya believes in being bold and committed to action. We are committed to a work environment where the differences that we are born with — and those we acquire throughout our lives — are understood, valued and intentionally pursued. We believe that our employees own our culture and have a responsibility to foster an environment where we all feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work. Purposefully bringing our differences together to positively influence our culture, serve our clients and enrich our communities is essential to our vision.

Are you ready to join a company with a strong purpose and a winning culture? Start your Voyage – Apply Now

Profile Summary:

Reporting to the Head of ESG Investment Research, the Senior ESG Research Analyst will apply quantitative research methods to ESG data to develop insights with proven investment value, as well as be responsible for the continuous improvement of our proprietary scoring approach. In addition to these responsibilities, the ESG Research Analyst will assist with the management and delivery of ESG information and analytics to the investment teams to support integration and meeting of regulatory requirements, including SFDR.

Profile Description:

  • Collaborate on ESG research projects, spanning thematic screening, controversy tracking, and development of ESG quantitative insights, including factor back-testing.
  • Lead the synthesis of data, coming from multiple vendors, into our proprietary scorecard.
  • Be a thought leader, spurring new ESG research ideas and continuously improving our scoring and integration process.
  • Stay abreast of new ESG datasets and emerging sustainability topics and trends. Assist with the vetting of new vendors.
  • Assist with the management and delivery of ESG information and analytics to the investment teams to support integration and regulatory requirements.
  • Advance our ESG integration process for private asset classes, addressing challenges related to data sharing and issuer mapping.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in quantitative investment research
  • Experience in applying quantitative methods to sustainability/ESG topics in an investment setting
  • Experience working with ESG data sets (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics, Trucost) or alternative/unstructured data
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field preferred; CFA is a plus
  • Familiarity with market data platforms (e.g., Bloomberg, Aladdin, Factset)
  • Understanding of fundamental research and financial statement modeling
  • Strong computer programming skills
  • Ability to transform raw data into investment insights, using data analytics, data visualization, and data modeling techniques
  • A curious, innovative, and creative mind with a collaborative working style


Compensation Pay Disclosure:

Voya is committed to pay that’s fair and equitable, which means comparable pay for comparable roles and responsibilities.

The below annual base salary range reflects the expected hiring range(s) for this position in the location(s) listed. In addition to base salary, Voya offers incentive opportunities (i.e., annual cash incentives, sales incentives, and/or long-term incentives) based on the role to reward the achievement of annual performance objectives. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Voya Financial is willing to pay at the time of this posting.

Actual compensation offered may vary from the posted salary range based upon the candidate’s geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

$162,290 - $202,806 USDBe Well. Stay Well.

Voya provides the resources that can make a difference in your lives. To us, this means thriving physically, financially, socially and emotionally. Voya benefits are designed to help you do just that. That’s why we offer an array of plans, programs, tools and resources with one goal in mind: To help you and your family be well and stay well.

What We Offer

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance plans
  • 401(k) Savings plan – with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%)
  • Voya Retirement Plan – employer paid cash balance retirement plan (4%)
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
  • Paid time off – including 20 days paid time off, nine paid company holidays and a flexible Diversity Celebration Day.
  • Paid volunteer time — 40 hours per calendar year

Critical Skills

At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Voya Financial is an equal-opportunity employer. Voya Financial provides equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Reasonable Accommodations

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. This commitment governs all decisions related to employment, including selection, development and compensation. It also includes an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation. All employees will be treated in a manner free from discrimination or harassment. Voya is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please see our resources for applicants with disabilities.

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About Voya

Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) is a leading, active asset management firm serving both affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. Drawing on over 40 years of history in investment management, the firm has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. Voya IM’s award-winning culture is deeply rooted in a client-centric approach to helping investors meet their goals — from insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, and consultants to intermediaries, and individual investors. Reliability is why our clients hire us and it is why they trust us to navigate the path ahead.

Voya’s Values

Voya’s values serve as our compass, bringing together our culture, performance, brand, vision, strategy and corporate responsibility activities. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviors allowing us to deliver worth to our customers, distribution partners, shareholders and each other. With a lens on balance, health & welfare, our work environment offers flexibility. The majority of our roles have adopted a hybrid schedule — working some days in the office and some days remotely, providing flexibility for work-life balance and still allowing the benefit of in-person collaboration. Some functions will continue to be 100% on-site and others may be fully remote, depending on business needs.

We care

We do the right thing

We have customer passion

We have a winning spirit

We are the We

Awards and Recognition

Certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute as a Great Place to Work®, 2016-2020, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya’s culture is proudly recognized by multiple organizations.

Voya Financial, Inc. is an American financial, retirement, investment, and insurance company based in New York City. The company was formed in 1991 as ING U.S., Inc. and was renamed Voya Financial in 2014. Voya Financial operates in the United States and has more than 6,000 employees. The company provides retirement, investment, and insurance solutions to individuals and businesses.
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