VP3, Group Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk Manager

Singapore, Singapore
10 Sep 2022
24 Sep 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world's most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody's. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World's Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker.

Division Description
Group Risk Management (GRM) is an independent function responsible for ensuring that risk management practices at OCBC Bank are effective and comprehensive.
GRM builds and drives the Bank's businesses through an integrated risk management approach relying on strong risk analytics to support strategic business decision-making and to create a competitive edge for the Group.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Support OCBC Bank's ESG risk management by:
  • Managing Responsible Financing and ESG risk policies of the Bank, including to develop new policies for identifying, managing, and monitoring environmental and social risks, and ensuring that they stay relevant and effective in building firm-wide resilience to ESG risks, as well as aligned with regulations and market practices.
  • Working cross-functionally with bank-wide stakeholders to define and drive the implementation of frameworks, policies, and tools, and facilitate various programmes and initiatives enabling effective ESG risk management and capability development across the Bank
  • Engaging subsidiaries to ensure prompt adoption and localization of the Group ESG policies and to ensure compliance with Group core standards.
  • Providing subject matter expertise, advisory support, as well as credible and constructive challenge of ESG risk management issues by keeping abreast of and communicating latest trends, insights, regulatory developments, and best practices
  • Driving in a collaborative, cross functional team towards establishing ESG understanding, practices and application of selected international standards/guidelines across the bank.
  • Working with internal stakeholders to collate information for various sustainability reporting e.g. Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, Equator Principles.
  • Coordinating with both internal and external stakeholders in developing responses and managing the bank's sustainability indices.
  • Facilitating awareness and capacity building on ESG risk management within the Bank.

The ideal Candidate will meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum 10 years working experience in a banking, risk management or relevant discipline, with an understanding of ESG risk management.
  • In-depth knowledge of key sustainability issues, ESG international standards/principles and best practices and their relevance to the banking sector
  • Relevant academic studies, where a master's degree will be an advantage, in sustainability, environmental science, environmental engineering and development.
  • Effective communication and possess writing skills with clarity.
  • Possess professional and interpersonal skills to establish good rapport and working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently, be proactive, able to prioritize and operate under tight deadlines.

At OCBC, we recognise your drive, passion and talent. We will bring out the best in you and empower you to excel. Fulfil your life goals and career ambitions with us.

*We regret that only shortlisted Candidates will be notified.

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