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Posting Date:  27-Apr-2021

Raffles, Singapore, SG

Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Credit and Risk Management function is comprised of three teams: Risk Management, Credit and Special Asset Management. We manage the risks arising from the Group’s business activities within the risk appetite established by the Board. This involves identifying and evaluating the risks, developing effective risk governance and strategies as well as providing independent assessment of the overall risk profile.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and enhancement of the bank’s ESG/ climate risk management policy,  processes and practices  including climate scenario analysis and stress testing
  • Develop and strengthen bank’s climate-related disclosures in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Research key emerging global and regional trends on ESG/ climate risk and examine regulatory developments on ESG/ climate risk management
  • Provide subject matter expertise on ESG/ climate risk management and contribute to internal training and capacity building
  • Engage and collaborate with external stakeholders including regulators, NGOs and academia on ESG and climate risk management

Job Requirements

  • Relevant educational qualifications; Master’s Degree preferred in sustainability, environmental management and/ or economics and finance
  • Minimum 12-15 years of experience in ESG or sustainability-related work with focus on ESG/ climate risk management
  • Prior experience in ESG domain in a financial institution or consulting background preferred
  • Strong understanding and track record in international ESG initiatives, reporting and disclosure frameworks (e.g. GRI, SASB, TCFD, PRB) and GHG measurement and management
  • Self-starter and self-learner with strong interest in sustainability and knowledge of global regulatory and industry developments as well as best practices and standards in ESG/ climate risk management
  • Strong interpersonal, communication/ presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to lead and build an effective team and to work with colleagues across various departments/divisions

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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