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Environmental, Social & Governance Analyst / Manager at Wema Bank Plc

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Wema Bank Plc – Widely reputed as the longest surviving and most resilient indigenous bank in Nigeria, Wema Bank Plc has over the years, diligently offered a fully-fledged range of value-adding banking and financial advisory services to the Nigerian public.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental, Social & Governance Analyst / Manager
Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Specialization(s): Banking / Finance / Insurance, Environmental / Sustainability / Governance

Job Summary

  • The ideal candidate would be InCharge Monitor performance towards ESG goals and publish periodic reports on ESG and organizational impact in this regard (CBN bi-annual Reports on NSBP Implementation, UNEP-FI Principles for Responsible Banking Report etc.)

Job Description

  • Coordinating environmental and social initiatives in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Providing guidance to internal teams on sustainability initiatives, risks, and opportunities including ESG due diligence.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring corporate-level Environmental & Social Risk Management (ESRM) systems, which will be implemented in all business areas, across all operational levels.
  • Coordinating with teams in all business areas to ensure adherence to the ESRM framework.
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with external bodies e.g., DFIs, key sustainability organizations and regulators as well as international communities for increased funding opportunities.
  • Maintain awareness of (industry) trends, evolving regulations and infrastructure changes.
  • Coordinate cross-departmental engagement with relevant stakeholders within the system to keep them up to date with sustainability and climate-related initiatives.
  • Support in driving the sustainability and ESG agenda, objectives, goals, and initiatives in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of implementing the appropriate Policies, Processes, Procedures, and Guides and provide for their updating in line with changes in regulations and corporate directives.
  • Review corporate activities and ensure compliance with E&S Policies, Management Plans, and Procedures.
  • Collaborate with various business regions to identify E&S-related compliance & risks.
  • Develop the appropriate ESG strategies to deepen the organization’s portfolio alignment for sustainable finance, impact investment, and regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct E&S due diligence audits and monitoring on transactions with moderate to high environmental and social risks.
  • Develop E&S checklist in line with the extant ESRM policy to guide credit processes.
  • Address the E&S risks identified and their potential impact to the organization.

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc in any related field.
  • 4-5 years’ experience working in ESG-Compliance and Corporate Sustainability
  • Knowledge of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) ratings and indices.
  • Knowledge of initiatives such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures, Sustainable Development Goals and the Value Reporting Foundation, Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles
  • Competence in Stakeholder & Relationship Management.
  • Project Management & Problem Solving.
  • Communication, Presentation & Organizational Skills.
  • Continuous learning and improvement.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2022.

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