Associate, Sustainable Finance West - UAE Nationals Only

Standard Chartered Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
May 08, 2022
Jun 07, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities
Work with the Regional Head of Sustainable Finance (" SF") and more senior team members to drive origination, develop strong client relationships and be seen as an expert in Sustainable Finance by internal and external stakeholders.
The individual will need to be able to identify SF transactions, be a centre of excellence, and have an understanding financing structures and industry trends. The candidate will further have to support the regional head develop and roll out regional and global strategic initiatives and create relevant partnerships with external organizations that will help further the Sustainable Finance mandate.
Our Sustainable Finance team serves as a centre of expertise on a broad set of ESG topics, providing thought leadership, strategic advice and transaction support for SCB's clients. The group sits within the Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Bank and works with sales and coverage teams to identify and deliver on ESG-related advisory and product opportunities.
The Role described below is for an experienced and self-driven individual who will be responsible for the regional business growth and development.
  • Work on the development and implementation of client strategies for Sustainable Finance products and solutions
  • Work closely with the Regional Head of Sustainable Finance and senior team members to develop and execute a plan that would make SCB the Bank best known for Sustainable Finance by our clients and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the wider SF team, coverage and product partners to develop an understanding of the competitive landscape and identify prospective partners who can address customer needs and accelerate growth
  • Work closely with group corporate affairs to build a regional internal / external stakeholder strategy promoting sustainability, ensuring a consistent messaging internally and to the wider market

  • Drive new sustainable finance transactions and origination across all products, including loans, bonds, trade, derivatives and deposits
  • Have a good understanding of the client base and proactively build pipeline, identifying core industries and opportunities
  • Be able to work with relationship teams to develop client transition plans that encourage decarbonisation
  • Proactively remain abreast of regional, global, and industry developments, assess implications and align and develop Bank relevant initiatives across businesses in response to regulatory and industry developments in sustainable finance
  • Have an understanding of ESG ratings and benchmarking analysis for corporates
  • Developing Sector thematics that describe sustainable finance structure alternatives
  • Develop opportunities through attendance at key Industry events as necessary.
  • Proactively manage the designated Sustainable Finance client and product portfolio to ensure risks are appropriately identified and managed.
  • Maintain close ties with key internal stakeholders eg. Financial Markets, Transaction Banking, Corporate Finance, Risk, Country CEOs, Service Delivery, etc.
People and Talent
  • Training and capacity building of the regional origination and risk teams, in addition to coverage bankers and product partners
  • Remain abreast of industry and market developments through regular upscale and training, attending events and webinars, amongst others.
Risk Management
  • Build and maintain an understanding of environmental and social risks across industry classes
  • Safeguard the bank against reputational risk damages but proactively developing sustainable finance structures that are in line with global industry best practices
  • Encourage good and proactive management of environmental, social, regulatory, reputational and ethical risks governance across by all areas of the business
  • Take the initiative regarding regulatory, reputational and ethical matters, and proactively provide advice to clients.
  • Ensure compliance with the sustainable finance governance structure and environmental and social risk management policies. Challenge improvement of these
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Conduct Principles: Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Adhere to local and international regulator-prescribed responsibilities and policies.
Key Stakeholders
  • Regional management, product, and client teams
  • Global and regional heads of Sustainable Finance
  • Global Head of Environmental Social Risk Management
  • Global Sustainable Finance Team
  • CCIB, GB, FM, TB, CF
  • External: The Bank's customers, competitors, regulators, investors and partners
Other Responsibilities
  • Ability to independently drive initiatives with minimum hands-on supervision, including with developing partnership opportunities
  • Client-focused with ability to establish and leverage high impact relationships while presenting creative solutions
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and stakeholder management skills
  • Delivery and execution focused
  • Ability to work with lots of moving parts and complexity
  • Highly skilled in creation of briefing materials, report writing and preparation of presentations

Our Ideal Candidate
  • Degree (BA or equiv)
  • 2-5 years plus banking experience with a minimum of 2+ years or experience in origination
  • Knowledge of and experience across multiple products preferred
  • Knowledge of environmental and socials risks and ESRM policies of the bank
  • Ability to promote good teamwork, collaboration and management of conflict across stakeholders

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages . We welcome conversations on flexible working.

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