Director, ESRM, Sustainable Finance  (2200024700)


: Institutional Banking

Primary Location

: Asia-Singapore

Other Locations

: Africa & Middle East-United Arab Emirates-Dubai, Europe & Americas-United Kingdom-London


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Permanent

Posting Date

: 01/Sep/2022, 8:28:35 AM

Unposting Date

: 02/Oct/2022, 2:59:00 AM


Role Responsibilities

The Director Environmental and Social Risk Management (“ESRM”) role is part of the ESG Client Risk Management (“ECRM”) team responsible for managing environmental and social risk across the Bank with a focus on CCIB clients and transactions.

ESRM sits within our Sustainable Finance team which serves as a centre of excellence on a broad set of ESG topics, providing thought leadership, strategic advice, and transaction support for SCB’s clients. Sustainable Finance sits within CCIB Client Coverage and works with product and coverage teams to identify and deliver on ESG-related advisory and product opportunities.

The Director ESRM will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading on E&S matters for referred transactions and clients to ensure financial services (including advisory services) are carried out in compliance with the Bank’s referenced environmental and social standards (including the Equator Principles). This will require but is not limited to:
    • undertaking environmental and social due diligence.
    • defining the Bank’s requirements to clients, sponsors, external counsel and supporting business teams.
    • negotiating on E&S matters including loan documentation and action plans.
  • Driving the development, promotion, and implementation of the Group’s sectoral Position Statements.
  • Promoting ESRM activities and the Bank’s Position Statements internally and externally through a variety of means including panel discussions, blogs, articles, etc.
  • Actively liaising with front-line teams across the Group but specifically Client Coverage, Sustainable Finance, DCM, Corporate Finance and Trade Finance to manage existing and emerging E&S risks.
  • Liaising with second line colleagues in Reputational and Sustainability Risk and Climate Risk.
  • Using their depth of expertise in several sectors and geographies to drive the E&S client strategy for the Group.
  • Consider reputational risk assessments on transactions and clients and liaise with Reputational and Sustainability Risk to agree classification and appropriate risk acceptance.


  • Work within the existing ESRM Process Universe and associated Policies and Standards.
  • Work closely with the ESRM Hub team.
  • Support the design, implementation, and education of staff on policies and procedures in collaboration with Risk, Legal and relevant business teams.
  • Represent ESRM on Committees and Forums as required.

People and Talent

  • Coach and support junior ESRM team members.
  • Training and capacity building as required.

Regulatory and 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.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Bank staff responsible for clients, transaction, products, and services, including many at senior level.
  • External parties, including Government Ministries, clients, staff of other banks and NGOs.
  • Environmental and social consultants.
  • Client Coverage, Reputational and Sustainability Risk, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability staff colleagues.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Academic degree in Science, Management, Sustainability, Engineering that is specific to environmental and/or social risk, or specific to Industries (including Metals & Mining, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Agribusiness) or a similar technical / management study.
  • 7+ years of relevant working experience in environmental and / or social risk, or Industry (as discussed above).
  • Experience within the financial sector a benefit but not essential.

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • ESG / Climate Risk
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Banking / Financial Services Experience
  • Environmental and Social Risk
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Reporting / Corporate Planning
  • Strategy


About Standard Chartered

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge, and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see better in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial, and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations</

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About Standard Chartered

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