AVP/Senior Associate, Sustainability Change Maker, Chief Sustainability Office

Recruiter
DBS Bank Limited
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
03 Jun 2022
Ref
14966280
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Purpose
Sustainability is the future. A fast-growing number of actors globally across governments, the private and financial sector as well as the society at large embrace the need to address environmental and social challenges.
DBS is on a journey to become a leader in sustainability. We are building a bank that contributes to preserving a healthy planet while also addressing key social needs.
To realise this ambition, we are looking for someone enthusiastic about sustainability and about catalysing change. One key focus area of the team is sustainability-related reporting, which we see as more than disclosure. At DBS, sustainability reporting is an instrumental tool to engage with all our key internal and external stakeholders on all strategic sustainability matters, and therefore, it is a change management tool in itself.
You are someone who challenges the status quo, and are confident to present your point of view. You are motivated by change for the better, and can pivot projects to accommodate new trends and knowledge.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Sustainability Officer, various business and support units across DBS Group (the "Group"), as well as external stakeholders to drive relevant and impactful initiatives.

Business Function
Group Finance aims to deliver world-class standards in reporting, financial planning and finance processes. We provide insights and analyses that help the bank make sound business decisions - whether in the areas of product development or customer profitability. We also provide capital management, business planning, forecasting, and tax and accounting advisory services. The bank is also a certified Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the Singapore Qualification Programme by the Singapore Accountancy Commission and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Approved Employer.
Responsibilities
  • Key focus is to support our endeavour to set up and maintain a world-class sustainability disclosure engine, which will require driving change by keeping apprised of the changing disclosure landscape and managing the changing expectations from key internal and external stakeholders.
  • In addition to this core focus, the successful candidate would also empower and equip the Group to develop and implement sustainability-related initiatives more broadly.
  • Function as subject matter expert, and jointly with team members, on building a centre of excellence for sustainability-related disclosure.
  • Support setting up and maintaining a world-class sustainably disclosure engine.
  • Enhance transparency in sustainability reporting further, aligned with global best market practices.
  • All this will require engagement with internal and external stakeholders to initiate change.
  • Stay updated on macro trends, as well as on the strategic direction and initiatives across the Group to better facilitate integration and implementation of sustainability more broadly.
  • Propose, lead and project manage sustainability-related (change) initiatives e.g. develop toolkits, conduct workshops, collaborate and co-create with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build consensus and sustain stakeholder buy-in in the adoption of key strategic changes for sustainability.
  • Promote transfer of sustainability-related knowledge and ownership (where applicable) to business units.
  • Manage and oversee the sustainability-related communications strategy with various stakeholders.
  • Engage with senior management and operational teams to ensure alignment on Group strategy.
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders, e.g. contribute to or lead sustainability award/ratings submissions.
  • Support other team initiatives through research, writing, developing presentation material, among others.
Requirements
  • A Bachelor's or postgraduate degree in accounting & finance, sustainability-related field, and/or a relevant risk domain.
  • 4 to 6 years in the sustainability and/or financial sector, with a specific focus on sustainability-related disclosure and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant existing sustainability disclosure and reporting standards, including but not limited to SASB, IIRC, TCFD, GRI.
  • Knowledgeable about sustainability disclosure and reporting standards that are currently being developed such as ISSB and TNFD.
  • Experience in climate risk management is beneficial, e.g., having worked on climate scenario analysis and developing implementation roadmaps for banks.
  • Passionate and updated about the latest sustainability-related trends, news and literature, including the crossroads of technology &digitalisation and sustainability.
  • Stakeholder engagement - comfortable with projects with multiple stakeholder from various departments/backgrounds.
  • Good relationships with relevant external stakeholders or potential/existing ecosystem partners will be helpful.
  • Thoughtful and creative thinker.
  • Resourceful and adaptable in uncertainty.
  • Able to focus on the goal, while paying attention to details on the journey.
  • A strong team player - able to lead initiatives while supporting team members on their projects.
  • Strong writing (English) and design skills are a plus.
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.

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