Director Sustainability Risk APAC
Credit Suisse
Hong Kong, China

Your field of responsibility

The individual will report into the Head of Sustainability Risk, as part of the Global Reputational, Sustainability and Climate Risk department within Credit Risk.

The Sustainability Risk team aims to protect and bring value for the bank through managing environmental and social risks relevant to the bank’s business, supporting the bank’s business strategy and culture, and responding to the complex matrix of partner expectations.

As a senior team member, the role-holder will advise senior management in divisional and global committees in APAC and will represent Sustainability Risk in working groups.

Provide guidance and support to team members and other business partners in the APAC region and beyond, in addition to performing BAU duties as follows :

Sustainability risk reviews

  • Protect the bank’s reputation by Identifying and evaluating environmental and social risks associated with our client relationships and business transactions, including Equator Principles transactions
  • Responsible for implementation of Credit Suisse sustainability policies and external commitments, including the Equator Principles.
  • Seek to support the maintenance and development of internal client and transaction classification tools with sustainability risk expertise and content
  • Build capacity for sustainability risk management with front office, control functions and within the global Sustainability Risk team.
  • Provide a sustainability risk and associated reputational risk perspective on green- / sustainable-labelled transactions, and support development of appropriate guidance
  • Development of policies and processes

  • Build and maintain Global sector-specific policies and thematic guidelines that assist with the defined risk appetite of the bank on environmental and social issues, ensuring that policies and processes meet the evolving expectations of banking regulators.
  • Support the further development and implementation of the bank’s Client Energy Transition Framework (CETF) to manage climate risks associated with client relationships and transactions
  • Identify and monitor emerging sustainability issues and relevant industry standards in a fast paced environment, from an APAC and global perspective, and raise internal awareness
  • Stakeholder-engagement

  • Maintain professional relations with non-governmental organizations, business associations and industry working groups covering environmental and social topics in the APAC region, sharing insight with colleagues.
  • Support media and investor relations and other internal functions with sustainability risk expertise
  • Assist with the Credit Suisse’s disclosure through the annual Sustainability Report and other publications
  • Your future colleagues

    Sustainability Risk is an international, fast-paced team with a global mandate that is passionate about environmental and social issues.

    A pronounced team spirit, diverse profiles and deep expertise guarantee an exciting working environment as well as the opportunity to further develop your professional and personal skillset.

    We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values

    Remote Working?Yes

    This position offers remote working opportunities for an agreed amount of days per week.

    Your skills and experience

    You have in-depth sustainability expertise and work experience in or with the financial services industry.

    To excel in this role, you should possess :

  • University degree in environmental studies, natural science, international relations or other relevant background and experience.
  • Detailed understanding and experience on environmental and social issues (incl. climate change, biodiversity and human rights), ideally at a financial institution, an environmental and social consultancy, an industrial or infrastructure company, or with an NGO / IGO.
  • At least 7 years of work experience with environmental and social risk management in the financial sector (incl. familiarity with the Equator Principles)
  • Familiarity with economic, social and environmental issues in APAC
  • Outstanding interpersonal ability, as well as provide training and to communicate effectively with people and organizations with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Can multi-task, prioritize and thrive work under pressure
  • Self-motivated, hardworking individual with data analysis, problem solving and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Equivalent experience with credit risk management and / or loan documentation would be an advantage.
  • High level of integrity, attention to detail and positive relationship building.
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives
  • Your new employer

    Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

    We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

    Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.

    We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible.

    Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law.

    If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.


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