Senior Sustainability Officer
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 192,000 employees – including more than 146,000 in Europe and over 4,000 in Portugal alone.
BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Worldwide, the Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.
Within a context of strong acceleration of Sustainable topics, products and ecosystem and in line with the commitments of BNP Paribas towards Energy Transition and pledge to fight Climate Change, the Sustainable Finance / CIB CSR team is aiming at fostering the development of sustainable financing solutions at CIB level.
The Sustainable Finance team is multi-locations (Paris, London and Lisbon) transversal team with a focus to:
Develop the Green / Sustainable Finance products franchise across CIB in close coordination with Global Banking and Global Markets.
Assist coverage and business lines to raise awareness, develop knowledge and expertise connected to CSR (support, events, training…)
Liaise with the various entities, experts and workgroups internally and externally to keep abreast of the various developments and innovations
Regional focus on EMEA area but need to exchange on regular basis with counterpart teams based in APAC and Americas
Within this context, the Lisbon platform of the Sustainable Finance team is pivotal with the mission to assist to the origination and structuring transactions and develop in-house capacities and expertise on sustainability related topics.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist strengthening the Lisbon platform to ensure optimized set-up and added-value on the whole range of transactions Green Loans/ Bonds, sustainability Linked Loans / Bonds
Develop the expertise ESG advisory practice by bringing strong understanding of the various extra-financial rating agency methodologies, but also on the traditional Credit rating agencies as well as TCFD and EU Taxonomy
Liaise with external experts to assist implementing methodology and tools when it comes to assessing clients / transactions in relation to Sustainable Finance
Develop dedicated sector / topic expertise alongside the rest of the team
Train and help develop local staff
Leveraging on the Lisbon Pole experience for Data/Market intelligence and training / Communication
Representing the Bank in external forums
University degree with specialization in Sustainability
Robust ESG-related working experience (> 5 years), at least 4 years in the banking and/or extra-financial rating industry
Good knowledge of industry sector-specific ESG challenges
Capacity to innovate on new sustainable topics in a client centric approach
Articulate in the key initiatives of the Sustainable Finance Ecosystem
Good understanding of the regulatory context
Culture of transversal projects and strong collaborative mind set
A positive, proactive and energetic attitude to change and a desire to contribute to the team
Capable of delivering impactful presentations to the clients
Fluent in Portuguese and English, French is a plus
Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.
In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.