ESG Analyst

Employer
CIC
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Dec 07, 2021
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Ref
LR01
Industry Sector
Investment Bank
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Overall job objective(s)

  • Act as the Branch’s subject expert matter and help meeting ESG-related objectives.
  • Provide guidance on ESG standards, relevant data and liaise with the Group’s ESG team to meet any further requirements.
  • Perform ESG analyses, from trade inception and contribute to the ESG approval process.
  • Ensure that ESG are consistently applied by the Front Office.
  • To undertake external training courses / self-training in ESG / Sustainable Finance.
  • To participate in internal and industry ESG related working groups and panels.
  • To provide back up for corporate lending middle office tasks with training to be provided.

Main tasks and responsibilities

      ESG On-boarding and Portfolio Monitoring

  • Perform ESG assessments and manage the internal approval process.
  • Participate in the on-boarding process (e.g. preparation work, screening, research, etc.).
  • Provide support in ESG and wider on-boarding data collection.
  • Design, produce, report and monitor ESG KPIs.
  • Provide Back up for corporate lending middle office tasks with training to be provided.

      ESG Framework and Risk Management

  • Transpose and enforce Group ESG policies and procedures, and clarify and interpret when required.
  • Ensure that Front-Office staff are promptly informed of, and apply new/revised operating procedures.
  • Provide support with internal and external ESG standards, relevant data and KRIs to the Front Office.
  • Ensure adequate data quality and audit trail, including CRM system inputs.
  • Manage ESG-related remediation exercise as and when required.

       Risk and compliance culture

  • Adhere to the Group’s compliance related policies and procedures such as anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML-CFT), conduct rules, conflict of interest, data protection, gifts and entertainment, market abuse, personal account dealing, safety and security, tax evasion, whistleblowing, etc.
  • Partake in strengthening the branch’s risk and compliance culture (i.e. write and implement policies, design trainings, update Questions & Answers, etc.) in collaboration with the Senior Management and business units.

Typical profile and skillset

  • Relevant University Degree.
  • Previous experience in ESG investing, ESG analysis, ESG rating agency, or Sustainability Finance.
  • Displays professional behaviour, positive attitude and integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise numerous duties and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to assess compliance against IFC standards and with laws, regulations and internal standards.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word and Excel).