Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Pension + Bonus + Benefits
Reference 15397

Acre is working with one of the UK's largest banks to help them hire a VP of Climate Change in their sustainability team. They are a diversified bank with a wide geographical footprint, and have been at the forefront of driving the sustainability agenda within the UK banking sector. Reporting into the Director of Sustainability, this person will be responsible for developing the team's climate expertise, and will advise the bank on climate scenarios and climate science, it's impact on the financial services sector and portfolio alignment.

You will be responsible for:

  • Staying abreast of the developments in climate science and how this is relevant to, or how it is translating into tools and practices used in financial services and for clients

  • Engage in and closely follow market developments with regards to industry and sector decarbonisation initiatives and plans and have a view on these

  • Support the team in engaging in external industry initiatives that help the sector to evolve approaches to net zero, portfolio alignment and sector decarbonisation

  • Support the work to evolve bank's climate change policy position development, taking into account stakeholder expectations, industry trends and peer activity

  • Stay close to public policy (governmental and regulatory) development on sustainability matters, particularly around climate change

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in climate change policy, strategy or advisory in financial services or an industry with climate change relevance

  • Knowledge and/ or experience of analysing or considering industry and corporate drivers, which can support transition considerations for industries

  • Knowledge of and/ or technical experience in sustainability issues and relevant concepts and frameworks where appropriate

  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills

This is a great opportunity to work with one of the largest and most influential banks in a role which has a wide remit and tremendous potential for creating impact.

If you are passionate about climate change and would love to work with a bank leading decarbonisation efforts for the industry, then please apply on the link or reach out to Bibin via bibin.emmanuel@acre.com.