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Head of Sustainable Banking


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General information

Entity

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.


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Reference

2021-56209  

Publication date

09/04/2021

Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Head of Sustainable Banking

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position

Yes

Job summary

Summary
Head of Sustainable Banking for Americas, position within the Sustainable Banking team which is responsible, in collaboration with relevant business lines, for the origination, execution and distribution of sustainable finance transactions (i.e. with strong environmental and social component) across the bank
 

Key Responsibilities
 

Team management (~2-3 people in 2021), i.e., organization and training of the team, coordination and supervision of the commercial development, origination and execution of sustainable finance transaction (incl. sustainability bonds, impact investments, green loans) in Americas
Active participation to the Global Sustainable Banking team governance, animation and strategy in collaboration with other SB team senior members
Direct responsibility on a TBD portion of the Americas’ Sustainable Banking activities (e.g., geographic-based, or product related), depending on the team organization
Coordination of the network of Sustainable Banking coordinators in the region (~15 people in 2021)
Organisation of the proper information sharing with all relevant business lines about the development in sustainable finance to ensure a sufficient market expertise; work closely with business lines when and where appropriate to establish efficient working relationships
External bank representation (e.g., medias, market bodies, etc.), under the guidance of local management and communication teams, to promote CACIB Sustainable Finance franchise
Creation and management of tight relationship with sustainable finance Americas market stakeholders (e.g., ESG rating agencies, ESG analysts, etc.)
Involvement in selected strategic CA Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives (e.g., upcoming deployment of Transition Scoring, etc.)
Market intelligence development to strengthen CACIB sustainable franchise and have tailor-made proposal to the clients
Active contribution to the development of adequate tools (e.g., process, database, template) to maximise efficiency within the global Sustainable Banking team
This position will entail frequent travel throughout Americas, as well as sometimes in Europe
 
Communication
Key Internal Contacts


All Sustainable Banking team members on a global basis
SRO, SCO, local head of business lines, senior bankers, all business lines originators, syndicates and sales in Americas

Key External Contacts

 
All clients (major FIs and Corporates), ESG rating agencies and ESG market professionals, ESG investors, Regulators, etc…

 Systems Used                      

Outlook, Office pack and especially PowerPoint and Excel, Intranet tools

Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the Head Office and USA Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policies and laws. In particular, comply with Financial Security, Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering regulation.

 

Position localisation

Geographical area

America, United States Of America

City

NEW YORK

Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Master Degree preferably in Business or Economics

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years

Experience

• 5 to 10 years in finance or banking industry
• Strong expertise in sustainable finance (products, principles, approaches)
• Solid client experience
• Good culture in finance, and industry sectors

Required skills

 Excellent communication and presentation skills

·  Good judgement

·  Impeccable teamwork spirit and collaborative mindset

·  Ability to make decisions under pressure and to prioritize

·  Creative

·  Motivated

·  Leadership

·  Entrepreneurship

 
Deal and business oriented

·   Intimate knowledge with the Bond, Loan and other financial products (from the pricing to the issue process)

·   Passion for sustainable finance matters

·   IT literacy (Microsoft programs, etc.)

 

Languages

English