Associate Director, Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered Bank
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Asia

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role

Work with the Region Head of Sustainable Finance (SF) to drive origination, develop strong client relationships and be seen as expert in SF by internal and external stakeholders.

The individual will need to be able to identify SF transactions, be a centre of excellence understanding financing structures and industry trends.

The candidate will further have to support the regional head develop and roll out regional and global strategic initiatives.

Our Sustainable Finance team serves as a centre of expertise on a broad set of ESG topics, providing thought leadership, strategic advice and transaction support for SCB’s clients.

The group sits within the Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Bank and works with sales and coverage teams to identify and deliver on ESG-related advisory and product opportunities.

The Role described below is for an experienced and self-driven individual who will be responsible for the regional business growth and development.


  • Work on the development and implementation of client strategies for Sustainable Finance (SF) products
  • Work closely with the Regional Head of Sustainable Finance to develop and execute a plan that would make the Bank best known for Sustainable Finance by our clients and other stakeholders.
  • Works closely with the wider SF team, coverage and product leaders to develop and understanding of the competitive landscape and identify prospective partners who can address customer needs and accelerate growth

  • Work closely with group corporate affairs to build a regional internal / external stake strategy promoting sustainability.
  • Ensuring a consistent messaging to the internally and to the wider market


  • Drive new sustainable finance transactions and origination across all products, loans, bonds, trade derivatives and deposits
  • Have a good understanding of the client base and proactively build pipeline, identifying core industries
  • Be able to work with relationship teams to develop client transition plans that encourage decarbonisation
  • Proactively keeping abreast of regional global, and industry developments, assess implications and align and develop Bank relevant initiatives across businesses in response to regulatory and industry development in sustainable finance
  • ESG rating and benchmarking analysis for corporates
  • Developing Sector thematic that describe sustainable finance structure alternatives
  • Develop opportunities through attendance at key Industry events as necessary.
  • Processes

  • Proactively manage the designated Sustainable Finance client and product portfolio to ensure, risks are appropriately identified and managed.
  • Maintain Close ties exist with key stakeholders e.g. Financial Markets, Transaction Banking, Corporate Finance, Risk, Country CEOs, Service Delivery, etc.
  • People and Talent

  • Training and capacity building of the regional origination, and risk teams
  • Risk Management

  • Build and maintain an understand on environmental and social risks across industry classes
  • Safeguard the bank against reputation risk damage but proactively developing sustainable finance structures that are in line with global industry best practices
  • Encourage good and proactive management environmental, social, regulatory, reputational and ethical risks governance across by all areas of the business
  • Take the initiative regarding regulatory, reputational and ethical matters, taking the initiative for providing proactive advice to clients.
  • Governance

  • Ensure compliance with the sustainable finance governance structure and environmental and social risk management policies and challenge the improvement of these.
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role, as well as display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • 5 years plus banking experience with a minimum of 2+ years of experience in Origination
  • Knowledge and experience across multiple products (preferred)
  • Knowledge of sustainable finance (SF) and environment, social and governance (ESG) is requried
  • Knowledge of environmental and socials risks and ESRM policies of the bank
  • Ability to promote good teamwork, collaboration and management of conflict across stakeholders
  • Language preference : Ability to speak, read and write in Mandarin
  • Ability to independently drive initiatives with minimum hands-on supervision
  • Client focused with ability to establish and leveraging high impact relationships and presenting creative solutions
  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder management skills
  • Delivery and execution focused
  • Ability to work with lots of moving parts and complexity
  • Highly skilled in creation of briefing materials, report writing and preparation of presentations
  • Proficient in English and Mandarin is a must
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