Senior Vice President, ESG Risk Advisory and Disclosure Lead
Bank of America
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Job Description : Your background

Your background

Critical Competencies

Prior experience in environmental and social risk management, evaluating clients and transactions for compliance with ESG policies and standards

Experience in working for a financial institution, understanding bank products and decision-making processes strongly preferred

Strong executive presence and influencing skills

Critical thinking skills, capacity to process complex issues, and ability to analyze, interpret and summarize vast amounts of information quickly

Strong writing and research skills, combined with ability to filter, summarize and communicate complex relevant issues to executives and other internal and external audiences

Ability to anticipate potential reputational risks for the company before they arise

Able to work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects, priorities and deadlines

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to create and maintain work processes and keep work on track across multiple, matrixed teams

Develop and manage strong, productive relationships across various business groups within the company

Skills Requirements / Qualifications

Prior experience working in an area related to Environmental and Social Risk Management or environmental policy, including experience and knowledge of global industry frameworks including Equator Principles

Comfortable in a complex, fast paced and results-oriented corporate environment

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders comfortably and regularly

Exceptional organizational and time management skills, ability to successfully multi-task and make accurate decisions under short time deadlines and with minimal supervision

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and other business technologies an absolute must

What you can expect

You will operate within the structure of the global ESG Risk Advisory & Disclosure team at a complex, global financial institution.

Reporting into the Asia Pacific Head of ESG, you will function as an ESG Risk subject matter expert and point of contact for colleagues and management.

You will be responsible for working with ESG / Public Policy teammates, lines of business, risk, and other partners to assess and manage environmental and social risk and business opportunities for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

You will also work closely with ESG Risk in other international regions, ensuring alignment in strategy and deliverables

What you will do

Serve as a resource and provide subject matter expertise for key internal stakeholders on environmental and social issues, policies and positions, taking into consideration industry best practices and standards as well as regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations

Identify and analyze a full range of known and emerging ESG issues relevant to the bank and produce high quality executive summaries to help shape our point of view on the topic

Manage and conduct environmental and social due diligence

Work with front line units to ensure risks are identified and escalated both in client onboarding as well as ongoing transactional review

Where necessary for specific region and working with Global ESG Risk Advisory, design, prepare and implement policies and procedures to address environmental and social risks

Drive understanding and awareness of applicable ESG policies, guidelines and project-specific requirements and ensure teams across the firm have the necessary controls, resources and training in place to adhere to requirements

Work collaboratively and proactively with line of business and support functions to develop content and drive awareness and collaboration to address key environmental and social risks

Support opportunity development business and thought leadership

Support LOBs in reviewing risks in sustainable product offerings providing insights on KPIs, guidance on product labelling aligned to internal taxonomy and industry frameworks etc.

Provide internal and external reporting guidance and expertise

Represent ESG on numerous working groups to drive progress and add content

Engage with external partners, including peer banks, NGOs and shareholders, to incorporate feedback and best practices; monitor industry trends including emerging risks, peer policies and public policy in region

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries.

In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients.

We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities.

Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.


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