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ESG Climate and Data Specialist (R-107909)





Newark, New Jersey, United States

Job Classification:

Data Science & Analytics - Data Science & Analytics

Our Business:

PGIM is the diversified asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU1). With $1.4 trillion in assets under management, and 38 offices spanning 16 countries, PGIM is among the world’s top-10 largest asset managers. Comprised of seven self-governing asset management divisions, each PGIM business offers a distinct workplace culture that aligns with the firm’s ultimate objective: to provide premier service to our clients while fostering an inclusive workplace culture that is rooted in trust, respect and equality.

Our Role:

PGIM has a long track record of ESG integration and sustainable investing. Our multi-manager model allows for each business to integrate ESG considerations optimally for their specific asset class and investment style. PGIM’s businesses have actively integrated ESG factors into investment research and decision-making and have responded to a strong and growing demand from clients to embed considerations of environmental and social sustainability into PGIM’s investment research and product offering.

In recognition of the critical importance of ESG across our client base, PGIM has invested in further enriching our ESG expertise, research, analytical capabilities, and industry leadership by creating a new role of Global Head of ESG and building a team of ESG specialists at PGIM level. This role will sit within the new PGIM ESG team and will report to the Global Head of ESG. The role will have a particular focus on climate change policy and solutions and on data projects and will be critical to the growth of our ESG business and platform.

This position will be based either in Newark, New Jersey or London, UK. This rewarding opportunity will enable you to make a big impact in our organization, so if this sounds exciting, then PGIM might be the place.

Your Responsibilities/ Impact:

  • Lead research and analysis of policies, regulation, industry initiatives and other external developments relating to climate change with a view of assessing their impact on PGIM as a whole and its businesses.
  • Work with Global Head of ESG and ESG Council members to identify risks and opportunities for our business arising from climate related policy developments, and develop practical recommendations and solutions to help PGIM and its businesses address these.
  • Contribute to the development of capabilities to quantify the impact of transitional, physical and liability risks on financial risk and return at an investment and portfolio level.
  • Contribute to the development of an information and knowledge platform on climate change; develop internal tools for sharing of information and experience as well as recording information on climate related activities undertaken with PGIM.
  • Work with PGIM’s Operation and Innovation Group and PGIM businesses on topics related to ESG data and analytics tools, including guiding and supporting the development of data and analytics tools to support PGIM center and, as appropriate, PGIM businesses’ ESG focused activities.
  • Assist PGIM teams in understanding and using ESG data and tools
  • Help identify and review additional data sources and vendors
  • Support PGIM’s ESG teams objectives by contributing to the following:
    • Analysis of ESG data to support PGIM ESG reporting and other projects as needed.
    • An industry analysis to benchmark PGIM’s positioning on ESG and climate relative to competitors and versus client needs.
    • Capturing and promoting lessons and good practices to strengthen PGIM knowledge and capabilities and foster innovation.
    • Establishing the goals, metrics, reporting and tracking framework that monitors PGIM’s collective progress on ESG and climate;
    • Generating thought leadership for use by PGIM affiliates and our clients;
    • Engaging with Prudential’s corporate ESG and Sustainability committees to ensure the needs of PGIM’s affiliates and clients are embedded into the enterprise approach to climate policies and commitments, and to leverage any PFI efforts as appropriate for PGIM;
    • Proactively assisting with responding to internal and external ESG and climate-related queries and issues, working with other PGIM functions to communicate the firm’s approach to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Responding to industry consultations and representing the company externally where appropriate.
    • Supporting various PGIM-wide ESG initiatives.

Your Required Skills:

  • A proven interest in sustainability and ESG, with a focus on climate change related topics
  • Deep understanding of climate science and the low carbon transition
  • Expertise in climate data across carbon foot printing, fossil fuel exposures, transition risks, green revenues, physical risks, climate reporting systems (e.g. TCFD and CDP) and a good understanding of carbon budgets and scenario analysis (e.g. IEA, NGFS)
  • Knowledge of other key ESG themes, and a demonstrated ability to quickly increase this
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently, and proactively seek practical answers to open ended questions
  • Advanced data manipulation and Excel skills; experience of working with large datasets
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Collaborative and outcome-focused approach to work
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work across functions and businesses
  • Self-motivation, self-reliance and good organizational skills
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills
  • Strong interest in combining policy and strategy focused work with developing practical tools and solutions for investment businesses
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and influencing skills

Your Desired Skills:

  • Experience working for a financial institution
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg and/or Aladdin
  • Familiarity with ESG data services and metrics
  • Experience building data visualization tools in Tableau
  • Python coding skills
  • Experience within a data-related or quantitative role

Our Culture:

Prudential Financial, Inc. is focused on creating a fully inclusive culture, where all employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it. At Prudential, employees have a unique opportunity to build their career path by owning their development, their career and their future. We encourage employees to hone their skills and explore continued opportunities within Prudential.


Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit [Register to View] to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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