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Sustainable Banking Americas – VP/Director

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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 2021). Nearly 8,600 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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Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Sustainable Banking Americas – VP/Director

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


The Credit Agricole CIB Sustainable Banking team is dedicated to servicing CACIB clients and business lines on all ESG and sustainable finance matters.


The Sustainable Banking team is located in Paris, New York and Hong Kong and is a leader in sustainable financing for global clients. The team boasts deep expertise in social and environmental topics and close relationships with ESG investors, specialized impact investors and borrowers with key social and environmental objectives. The team leads sustainable transactions working alongside CACIB originators, syndicates and sales team members and advises on latest developments in the space.


The Senior Originator at the VP or Director level will be responsible – within the Sustainable Banking team - to support the Bank’s corporate clients with their sustainable finance operations, in collaboration with the different Business Lines and report directly to the Head of Sustainable Banking for the Americas.


Key Responsibilities

The senior banker will be in charge to support clients in their sustainable finance transactions. The main Senior Originator’s tasks will therefore be to:

·         Set qualitative relationships with the different Business Lines and the client’s Senior Bankers in order to identify and generate business opportunities;

·         Define tailor-made solutions and pitch the whole CACIB sustainable finance product offering and follow-up and monitor this commercialization;

·         Structure and execute the mandates originated, in partnership with the concerned Business Lines;

·         Be proactive in proposing new commercial approaches, new structures, new Investment Banking sustainable finance products, etc.;

·         Set close relationships with the different stakeholders of the market (e.g. ESG rating agencies, investors, other banking actors, etc.);

·         Have and maintain an excellent level of expertise and knowledge on the sustainable finance market, so as to maintain CACIB as one of the major actors in the market;

·         Set efficient and trustworthy working relationship with CACIB Business Lines and the other members of the Sustainable Banking team, in France and abroad;

·         Supervise junior analysts of the Sustainable Banking team (incl. trainees)

Handle any other tasks necessary to the proper processing and development of the Sustainable Banking activity.


§   The role requires fluency in English

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


· Bachelor’s Degree, ideally with a concentration in finance and sustainability



• Masters degree in sustainability or environmental science a plus but not required

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years



·         Minimum 7 - 10 years of relevant experience preferably in financial services (ideally within debt capital markets and/or investment banking), responsible investing, sustainability consulting and/or corporate sustainability.

·         Commercial experience with Investment Banking clients and significant knowledge on the products offered by CACIB


·         Solid understanding of the sustainable finance products and challenges, experience on Sustainable Development


·         Ability to drive revenue and business across products and clients with a strong track record in previous roles


• Series 7, 63, 79 licenses strongly preferred but not required

Required skills

·         Excellent communication and attention to detail skills

·         Ability to make decisions under pressure and to prioritize

·         Creative

·         Motivated

·         Entrepreneurship

·  Be highly business oriented (pedagogy, reactivity, etc.)

Organizational flexibility and willingness to be personally involved

Very strong motivation for green and responsible finance issues, and a particular

US Registration certification (TBD)

Technical skills required

None – all gained from general market knowledge and experience