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Associate / Analyst, Sustainability Change Maker, Group Sustainability Office, Group Finance

DBS Bank Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Function

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 becoming 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. You are someone who questions the status quo, and is not afraid to state 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, as well as business and support units across DBS Group (the "Group") to drive relevant and impactful initiatives.

The Team

The Chief Sustainability Office serves as a central team supporting senior management in setting and integrating into business the strategic direction on sustainability across the Group, which is aligned to the bank's mission to be The Best Bank for a Better World. Key functions include:
  • Support the Group CEO in acting as Chair of the Board Sustainability Committee;
  • Chair the Group Sustainability Council which hosts senior leaders from all key business and support units across the Group;
  • Sponsor (jointly with Group CRO and Group Head of Institutional Banking Group) Programme Net Zero, which focusses on the operationalisation of the Group's net zero commitments as well as Climate Risk Management;
  • Coordinate with and support business and support units across the Group in their efforts to implement sustainability strategies;
  • Coordinate with and support the local Sustainability Councils which the Group has set up in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Indonesia in their efforts to implement sustainability strategies;
  • Run end-to-end process related to the Group's sustainability reporting and support country organisations within the Group in their sustainability reporting efforts;
  • External representation of DBS in global and regional working groups and committees;
  • Nurturing relationships in the wider sustainability ecosystem;
  • Overall internal capacity building on sustainability across the Group.
Key Accountabilities
  • Co-create and deliver projects in collaboration with business units (project outcomes may be a product, service, or process, and may be either external- or internal-facing)
  • Empower and equip the Group to develop and implement sustainability-related initiatives
  • Engage with senior management and operational teams on sustainability in terms of:
    • Strategic communications
    • Being a subject matter expert
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders

The candidate will support the team across the following areas:
  • Function as subject matter expert - 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
  • 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.
  • Increase and sustain internal stakeholder buy-in and 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, eg contribute to or lead sustainability award/ratings submissions
  • Support other team initiatives through research, writing, developing presentation material etc.
  • 1 to 3 years in the sustainability and / or financial sector
  • Passionate and updated about the latest sustainability-related trends, news and literature, including the crossroads of technology & digitalisation and sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement - comfortable supporting projects with multiple stakeholder from various departments / backgrounds
  • 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
  • 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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