Environment And Social Risk Management (ESRM)

Sanima Bank Limited , Kathmandu — Posted 7 month ago

About the job

Major Responsibilities:

  • Focus in establishing applicable E&S requirements for clients such as complying with national E&S regulations and international standards, and be committed to improving the overall E&S performance of Bank’s portfolio through enhanced risk management in related field.
  • Works with various lending units of the bank to assess and manage environmental and social risk for financing activities of bank.
  • Leads transaction reviews across a variety of sectors (metals and mining, oil and gas, forestry, power and other large infrastructure sectors), across all geographies
  • Participate in transaction approvals and advise on potential ESRM requirements for internal policy purposes.
  • Join client calls and meetings to discuss client environmental and social risks and advise them on meeting regulators as well as international ESRM standards.
  • Provide advice to lending unit heads and help develop governance structures for emerging sustainable finance products
  • Leverage third party ESG data platforms, conduct corporate-level and portfolio-level reviews of high-risk sectors to identify any clients that present elevated environmental, social or reputational risk.
  • Design, develop and conduct ESRM training for capacity building of staff.
  • Apply sound ethical judgment regarding business practices and personal conduct to safeguard the firm’s reputation and drive compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
    Other Specification

    Qualifications & requirements:

    1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, social sciences, sustainability, finance, or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.
    2. Experience: Prior experience in environmental and social risk management, sustainability, or related fields, preferably within the banking or financial sector.
    3. Knowledge of Environmental and Social Standards: Familiarity with international environmental and social standards and guidelines, such as the Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, or World Bank Environmental and Social Framework.
    4. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Strong understanding of environmental and social risk assessment methodologies and ability to develop effective mitigation strategies tailored to banking operations.
    5. Stakeholder Engagement: Experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders relevant to environmental and social risk management, including regulators, clients, NGOs, and industry associations.
    6. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to assess environmental and social risks associated with banking activities and propose appropriate mitigation measures.
Finance and Banking Industry
Full-time Job Type
Mid-Level Job Level
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