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Senior Manager - Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - Financial Services Risk Management

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  16-Jun-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  977163

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



The Opportunity


In a time where financial institutions have to identify and manage Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks in new ways, we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Manager to join our new and growing Financial Services ESG Risk Management team. The role is flexible and full time, to be based in Sydney.


Your role will be pivotal in building a strong ESG Risk Management business and position EY as a trusted advisor with our high-profile clients. The scope and potential for this role will shape and influence how the financial sector manages ESG risks. You will build points of view and deliver projects on emerging ESG risk areas that will directly contribute to the transformation of the industry.

The experience and passion you have for this field will enable, grow and nurture an energetic and dynamic team of people around you, who are equally passionate about all aspects of ESG risk management including climate risk. In the role of Senior Manager, you will be actively involved in building and leading execution on a portfolio of projects related to ESG risks and supporting the delivery of our go-to-market strategy.


EY - A Better Working World


At EY we are proud to be the only professional services organisation offering a separate team dedicated exclusively to the financial services market which underpins our dedicated ESG regulatory, risk and governance work enabling us to build a better working world.


A sustainable world needs sustainable finance. At EY, we’re not only making pioneering sustainability commitments for our own business, we are also helping financial organizations define and accelerate their sustainability goals.


Your key responsibilities


As a Senior Manager within the Risk team your role involves developing and implementing solutions both within your own team and in collaboration with others. To break down the different aspects of your role:


For business development, you will:

  • Develop and hold key relationships with risk leaders in ESG across financial services clients
  • Develop innovative solutions across the regulatory, risk, decarbonization and reporting agendas
  • Create tailored offerings, successfully taking them to our clients by leveraging our global network
  • Draw on your knowledge and experience to create practical and innovative insights for clients, contributing to EY thought leadership
  • Build partnerships and collaborations across the broader sustainable finance community at EY


On engagements, you will:

  • Develop and implement ESG risk management frameworks
  • Develop and implement end to end integration of ESG into clients’ business processes and capabilities
  • Manage teams, as well as senior client stakeholders and be responsible for delivering high quality results and generating effective and impactful solutions
  • Deliver engagements in line with our values and commitment to quality, consistently driving projects to completion


Within the risk practice you will:

  • Establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Effectively supervise, coach, mentor and lead people initiatives to empower high performing teams 


Skills and attributes for success


You will have:

  • Deep experience and understanding of financial services in domains across risk management, compliance, ESG, or 1st line business
  • Strong experience in sustainability and the ESG agenda, in particular climate risk
  • Working knowledge of sustainable finance products, together with practical experience in navigating sustainable finance solutions
  • Strong passion for sustainability and climate risk through demonstrated continuous learning and experience
  • High awareness of industry frameworks, research papers with deep knowledge in one or more domain (i.e. decarbonization solutions, ESG regulations, ESG data, climate risk stress testing, sustainable finance product strategies)
  • Strong business development skills to shape and win client proposals
  • Innovative and problem-solving mindset with the ability to understand a client problem and tailor a practical solution


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Relevant consulting experience in winning and leading risk management projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing industry studies and client presentations
  • Proven experience in leading highly motivated and successful teams
  • Success in building industry relationships and promoting a collaborative culture
  • Pride for being inspiring and authentic leader who supports their team’s career development
  • Sustainable Finance or climate risk certification or degree is a plus


What we offer


  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way 

  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.


We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment

process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4).


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world 
EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider. Regarding this role, the minimum salary is AUD $156,000 + 10% superannuation.  



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