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Sustainability Data Analyst / Specialist



IT, Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

As a member of the Sustainability Data team, you will work with various members of the Sustainability team to enhance our use and reporting of large amounts of sustainability data and how it is applied within our model. This role will involve building a deep understanding of our data and model operations and collaborating with multiple stakeholders on ways to improve it. As you become more comfortable, we expect you will lead and shape new initiatives using our flexible data architecture and fast-paced product development cycle. Your work will directly influence client strategies and you will have opportunities, if interested, to generate data insights and collaborate on content creation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure seamless integration of data-related tools and processes
  • Develop expertise in different sustainability data sets and manage their updates, quality checks, and integrations
  • Explore new sustainability data sets according to our data criteria and prototype potential applications
  • Improve procedures to assess data accuracy, completeness, consistency, and validity and develop metrics to track data quality over time
  • Translate outcomes and data into compelling visualizations using tools like Tableau, Looker, or ggplot2/Python
  • Collaborate with other teams on initiatives around data management and utilization
  • Generate insights on our sustainability model and client portfolios
  • Support regular updates to the Sustainability Model and identify areas of operational improvements
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for automation and ways to drive greater efficiency

Who you are:

  • You prioritize building strong relationships, and enjoying the journey
  • You’re kind, curious, and interested in other people’s perspectives
  • You enjoy solving hard problems and learning from others along the way
  • You’re inventive and excited about building something new
  • You’re passionate about positively impacting the future of our planet and humanity

What you'll bring to the table:

  • 2+ years of full-time work experience (ideal candidates may have analytics experience in a field with sustainability applications, e.g. energy analysis, life cycle analysis, sustainability research or consulting, impact analysis, etc. )
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience working with moderately large, structured datasets
  • Familiarity with exploratory data analysis and basic descriptive statistics
  • Keen on data insights and visualization and familiar with visualization tools (Tableau, Looker, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of querying databases and scripting (e.g., SQL, Python)
  • Interest or experience in database management and data vendor coordination
  • Passion about environmental and social impact
  • Keen attention to detail and drive to investigate

About Ethic:

Ethic is working toward a future where all investing is sustainable investing. We empower wealth advisors and investors to create portfolios that seek to align personal values with financial goals.

Our team is committed to fostering an environment that brings together many different voices, perspectives and lived experiences to accelerate the global transition to sustainable investing.

About the Sustainability Team:

Ethic’s interdisciplinary team is responsible for maintaining and enhancing our sustainability assessment model (Ethic’s “Sustainability Model”). The Sustainability Model uses data-driven insights to evaluate the environmental and social impacts of company behavior and has been developed by our data, research, product and engineering teams over the last 8+ years. This model plays an important role in Ethic’s business, allowing us to build values-aligned portfolios and educate our team and clients on a wide range of issues.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation at Ethic is a combination of base salary, equity (stock options) in the company, and benefits.

The base salary will range from $95,000-$120,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

Our benefits package includes;

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance – premiums 100% covered by Ethic
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 16-weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k with sustainable investment options and an employer match up to 3.5%
  • An annual wellness & education stipend
  • Sponsored employee resource groups
  • Regular lunch & learns and volunteering opportunities
  • A fully-stocked office in lower Manhattan + the flexibility to regularly work remotely

Location: New York, NY

Submit an application:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit both a resume, a cover letter, and a link to your portfolio below.

Ethic values the diversity of our team and encourages applications from all backgrounds and life experiences. In order to continuously grow a diverse team, we are taking a data-driven approach to understanding and iterating our hiring practices. Please complete the demographic survey below to support us in doing so.