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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Job Opportunity at Standard Chartered Bank International – Director, Sustainability Strategy

Standard Chartered Bank International – Director, Sustainability Strategy

Director, Sustainability Strategy – (2100004781)

Job: Operations
Primary Location: Europe & Americas-United Kingdom-London
Other Locations: Greater China and North Asia, Africa & Middle East, Europe & Americas, ASEAN & South Asia
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Permanent

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.

Location: market-based
The Role Responsibilities:

  • Standard
    Chartered has an ambitious goal to be the world’s most sustainable and
    responsible bank. The Group has committed to align its financing to net
    zero climate objectives and is developing a Group-wide net zero approach
    as part of the Group’s Sustainability strategy in consultation with
    internal and external stakeholders.
  • The roleholder will
    contribute to the evolution of the sustainability strategy and net zero
    approach through leading external stakeholder engagement and
    incorporating their perspectives into the design and delivery, and by
    systematically reflecting progress delivery in the Group’s
    sustainability reporting suite and other publications.
  • This will
    include identifying key external stakeholder communities including
    industry platforms and initiatives, representing the Group in dialogue
    and reflecting stakeholders’ perspectives in the design and delivery of
    the Group’s sustainability and climate strategy. The roleholder will
    work closely with the Group’s Sustainability Forum, which leads the
    delivery of the Group’s sustainability strategy.
  • As part of the
    role, the roleholder will provide substantive input to the Group’s
    annual Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report
    at Group level and support dialogue with teams at market level who are
    making climate-related disclosures. They will also be responsible for
    periodic disclosure against key aspects of the Group’s climate strategy,
    and the creation of thought leadership materials which help demonstrate
    the Group’s progress and solicit input from external stakeholders.


  • Develop
    and deliver an external engagement programme for the Group as it
    progresses its’ sustainability strategy, ensuring that stakeholders are
    engaged in a systematic and predictable manner and that their
    perspectives are clearly documented
  • Utilise these stakeholder perspectives to inform the development of the Group’s climate strategy
  • Lead the development and agreement of key metrics to demonstrate the Group’s progress against its’ climate strategy
  • Contribute
    to updates to the Sustainability Forum, Brand Values and Conduct
    Committee and other committees as necessary to review the effectiveness
    of the Group’s sustainability and climate strategy


  • Lead
    and support engagement with the Group’s stakeholders (civil society,
    investors, regulators and others) on the Group’s climate strategy
  • Lead the Group’s participation in relevant external platforms and initiatives on climate measurement and impact
  • Lead
    dialogue with stakeholders where the specific focus is on climate
    strategy, such as CDP or ShareAction’s banking and climate research
  • Advise
    and support the Director, Sustainability Disclosures on the Group’s
    submission to CDP, and other ESG agencies and disclosure frameworks with
    a specific focus on climate


  • Lead periodic external disclosure and reporting against key metrics as part of the Group’s climate strategy
  • Project manage the Group’s Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting
  • Support the Group’s response to reactive information requests as received where these relate to climate
  • Support
    the Head of Sustainability Strategy in producing internal insight
    materials on stakeholder perceptions of the Group’s strategy based on
    external engagement


  • Create
    and maintain a robust and systematic approach to the verification of
    metrics disclosed as part of the Group’s external updates on its climate
    strategy, and tracking of voluntary sustainability commitments
  • Support
    the Group’s programme of assurance for sustainability disclosures,
    where this relates to assurance of climate metrics or the Group’s
    Taskforce on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) report

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take
    personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics,
    including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered
    Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in
    letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the
    Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Global Head, Sustainability and Community Engagement
  • Director, Sustainability Disclosure
  • Global Head, Sustainable Finance and team
  • Head, Climate Risk Management and team
  • Group Strategy
  • Civil society organisations and other external sustainability stakeholders


  • Knowledge
    of key sustainability issues and their relevance to the banking sector
    gained through academic studies in sustainability and economic
    development and relevant work experience on sustainability related

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages.

 We welcome conversations on flexible working.
Posting Date: 10/Mar/2021, 3:35:31 PM
Unposting Date: 23/Apr/2021, 1:59:00 AM