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Senior Associate ESG, ESG Risk Management - CIB (12 Month Max Term)

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Apr 9, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity to develop highly sought-after transferrable skills and knowledge in ESG risk
  • Secondment available for internal candidates which will allow for progression opportunities
  • Sydney location preferred
How will I help?

Westpac is a signatory to the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) and has a commitment to develop 1.5C aligned targets for a significant majority of our financed emissions. Westpac has already set net zero targets for five sectors, however, significant work needs to be undertaken across WIB to operationalise these targets.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our ESG team to help WIB implement and integrate our NZBA commitment into BAU activities.

The Senior Associate ESG sits in the WIB ESG Team within the Chief Operating Office of the Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) Line of Business, which is an integral part of Westpac's Institutional Bank (WIB).

WIB ESG is a team of specialists focus on providing ESG subject matter expertise to sector teams and customers, as well as uplifting ESG risk governance & management, data, reporting and monitoring.

Additional accountabilities Include:

Customer and transactional ESG analysis
  • Engage with frontline teams to facilitate detailed ESG risk analysis to ensure that relevant ESG risks are identified, assessed and managed in accordance with Westpac policies, frameworks, positions and standards.
  • Support escalation of transactions to relevant management forums, including guiding frontline teams in processes and submissions of papers.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data capture of transactions assessed to facilitate reporting, tracking and monitoring.
  • Respond to requests from frontline teams for guidance on ESG risks and sensitive issues.
ESG risk uplift
  • Support the uplift in the capacity of customer-facing teams across WIB to identify, assess and manage ESG risks.
  • Support the development of tools and guidance for sectors and ESG issues to assist frontline teams to manage material ESG risks, including risks related to climate change and human rights.
  • Support the delivery of formal and informal training on ESG for WIB staff, focusing on the integration of ESG issues into customer conversations and risk assessments.
What's in it for me?

This role will work in a highly visible team that is working on ESG programs of work that will have real impact on the bank, our customers and other stakeholders. In this role you will collaborate with several teams including Relationship Managers, Credit Analysts, Credit Portfolio Management, Syndications, Project Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, and Credit Risk. Through these interactions you will further develop your business and commercial acumen, build transferable skills, and expand your professional network.

On a personal note, whatever shape your family takes, we offer generous paid and unpaid parental leave for your nominated primary and support carers. This includes leave to organise adoptions, surrogacy, and foster care arrangements. And we continue to pay your super contributions while you take all the time you need to get your new family settled.

What do I need?

To be successful you will have the following attributes:
  • Transaction/deal experience
  • Strong change management and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in, knowledge, or awareness of ESG
  • Outstanding capacity to deliver high quality results to deadline, with good attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Patience and resilience - remaining focused on delivering on longer-term sustainability outcomes
  • A great team player able to work collaboratively and with external stakeholders in building support for sustainability initiatives and practices
  • Strong interpersonal, and negotiation skills, and a strong ability to influence peers and senior managers
  • Experience preferred working in the financial services industry, including banking, investment or insurance
What is it like to work there?

For the past 200 years, we've been backing people, businesses, communities, and ideas. As Australia's first bank, we've adapted and evolved, inspired by our customers and a genuine desire to create better futures.

Together, we're creating better futures for all our people, customers, communities, and shareholders. This has been our enduring Purpose.
  • We inspire our people and together we are creating better futures . It's our passion for embracing diversity and creating opportunities that enables them to dream big and fulfil their potential.
  • We empower our customers . It's our strength, agility and heart that gives them the confidence to navigate change and forge new paths. Empowered, our customers are creating better futures.
  • We make change happen in the community . It's our shared vision of a safer, greener and more inclusive world that sees us back new ideas, innovations and individuals who are creating better futures.
  • We deliver for our shareholders by creating better futures together . It's our ability to generate value for this generation and the next, which makes our shareholders proud to invest in us.

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