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Policy and Regulatory Risk Analyst

Employer
M&G plc.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The role:

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer workplace accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

Are you passionate about Sustainable Finance and Regulatory Compliance? Do you have experience in sustainability regulatory risk and compliance themes (Climate, Natural Capital, Human Rights, Corporate Governance) and familiarity with frameworks and industry initiatives on sustainability issues? Do you want to influence financial business units (Asset management, Life Insurance and Wealth Management) to improve their climate alignment and impact on society?

The team

The Central Sustainability Office (CSO) Team of M&G PLC is a dedicated group who work closely with asset management, asset owner, corporate sustainability teams and fundamental analysts across the M&G PLC group and is responsible for global activities of the group. The team is located in London.

Context for the role:

The Sustainable Policy and Regulatory Analyst will support the risk and regulatory strategic approach for the M&G Plc group. This role covers risk and regulatory compliance in the Central Sustainability Office and reports to the Head of Sustainable Policy and Risk.

Key accountabilities for this role:

  • Support the CSO office through provision of risk and regulatory advisory and oversight activities in relation to sustainability risk and compliance
  • Support in cascading information from committees and forums from CSO
  • Support M&G Plc regulatory reviews and oversight
  • Support M&G Plc greenwashing controls oversight
  • Supports the Head of Sustainable Policy and Regulation on the provision of high quality proactive and reactive advice to the CSO on risk and regulatory compliance helping the business meet regulatory expectations and good industry practice
  • Support horizon scanning of ESG/Sustainability regulatory developments
  • Support internal training needs on sustainability regulations
  • Participate in regional and global initiatives and projects related to sustainable finance risk and compliance

Key knowledge, skills and experience:

Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of sustainability matters in financial services and capacity to engage on environmental, social and governance topics
  • Working knowledge of Sustainability Finance regulations such as SFDR, SDR, CSRD and the EU Taxonomy
  • Understanding of voluntary reporting and disclosure regulations such as TCFD, TNFD, UNGC and CDP
  • Knowledge of life & pensions and savings & investment products, markets and competitors
  • Working knowledge of risk and controls frameworks

Skills:
  • Ability to effectively communicate on activities and outcomes on material ESG issues and themes
  • Flexible, responsive and self-starter
  • Degree educated (academic qualification in a sustainable discipline is a plus)

Experience:

A minimum of 3+ years working in regulated financial services environment, with a sustainable risk and or compliance background

  • Experience in analysing how sustainability regulations affect business models and using this analysis with stakeholders across the group to encourage stronger sustainable practices
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships for successful collaboration with internal teams
  • Experience in conducting sustainability regulatory gap analysis and producing reports and recommendations to senior stakeholders

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Close Date: 3rd June 2024

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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