ESG Data Operations Associate
MSCI
Manila, National Capital Region, PH
2d ago

Your Team responsibilities

MSCI ESG Research has a suite of research and data products designed to help institutional investors understand how ESG factors can impact the long-term risk and return profile of their investments.

These factors include ESG ratings, business activities-based screening, norms & controversies, sustainable impact, and corporate governance data.

MSCI ESG Research provides innovative tools designed to help clients incorporate ESG factors into their investment processes, which is consist of world-class rating and screening models and tools for portfolio management that allows users to track and identify ESG and related reputational and financial risks to their portfolio.

MSCI ESG Operations team main responsibility is to provide ESG raw input data reported in publicly available sources. On a day-today basis, the team manages data production and coordinate with vendors and product content teams.

The team is also responsible for quality review and ensuring that data collected is up to date and adheres to data collection guidance and methodology defined by MSCI.

Moreover, with the team’s consistent drive to innovate and leverage technology, the ESG Operations team initiates and / or collaborates with other teams on programs related to data quality and process improvements, including but not limited to automation, workflow streamlining projects, and building data QA models.

What we will offer you : Depending on your location of your role, you can expect

  • Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday / vacation allowance and retirement savings plans / pensions
  • A wide range of benefits including healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) cycle-to-work schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts
  • A hybrid work environment, for the vast majority of employees, offering a more progressive way of working to give you the flexibility, accountability, and responsibility to empower you to perform at your very best.
  • At the center of this way of working is a culture which is built on a strong foundation of trust. We trust our people and they trust our organization’s leaders to support them.

  • An inclusive and performance driven culture where you are empowered to maximize your potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life.
  • Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides confidential emotional support with local experts, financial and legal advice in a wide range of issues as well as access to online information, resources and tools.

    All the services are available for our employees free of charge.

    Your key responsibilities

    As a member of ESG Operations team, you are expected to have a strong interest in general ESG trends and an eye for detail on data quality.

    Following are the key responsibilities :

  • Searching for, procuring, and processing information about global companies on an as needed basis using multiple methods, techniques, and sources;
  • Working with many different types of information sources (, websites, quantitative data feeds, web crawlers, news articles), types of information (, key performance indicators, prose narratives), topics or subject matters (, corporate governance, and sustainability) and types of analysis (, subjective analysis, written summaries);
  • Conduct an efficient data quality assurance (QA) process including assessing results, compiling, and reporting QA findings;
  • Contribute to process improvements to ensure consistent data quality and efficiency, such as automation of data quality diagnostics by developing a new system / tool which will enable quality assessment of data without manual intervention;
  • Running advanced tool on data analysis, such as jupyter notebooks;
  • Work with internal stakeholders and downstream teams on understanding data requirement, data QC scope and data delivery;
  • Contribute to working committees, projects, or perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the business; and
  • Reviewing and processing feedback from companies and responding to client queries.
  • Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • A Bachelor's degree with relevant experience required in one of these areas : Finance / Economics or Business Management, International Development & Relations, Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Must have : Good command over excel tools and functionality dealing with volume of data
  • Strong skills (written and oral), proficiency in creating presentations, data analysis and excellent research and analytical skills
  • Good to have : Exposure to pandas or tools like Power BI and jupyter notebooks
  • Sound knowledge about equities or financial markets in general and knowledge on the company disclosures, filings, public company reporting including 10-Ks and annual reports
  • Experience in issuer relation and communication
  • Comfortable working in a team environment across hierarchies, functions, and geographies
  • Experience working on a global team in an international company is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people in different offices and time zones
  • How we’ll support you

  • Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
  • Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee Resource Groups such as MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women’s Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities and Climate Action Groups.
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