Environmental & Social Advisor




Posted 5 months ago

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Acre is very excited to be working with the EDC, Canada's export credit agency, to source an Environmental and Social Risk Advisor for their Ottawa location. Their passion for sustainability provides a successful candidate with an excellent environment in which to make a significant impact both within the organisation, and through reducing climate change impacts of their portfolio. This position provides an opportunity to join a growing organization with a clear commitment to innovation on climate change.

Key Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Supporting the corporate environmental risk management framework, including determination of risk tolerance, limits and delegations, measurement, and implementation of an integrated risk modelling system, with a specific focus on climate change.
  • Undertake assessments of potential risks for the organization at every level and aggregate the results at the corporate level to facilitate priority setting and improved decision-making.
  • Identify and analyze potential non-credit related sources of risk in transactions, and for the operations of the Corporation more broadly, and recommend strategies for minimizing risk.
  • Communicate information regarding business risks across the organization

Working across numerous internal teams and business functions, this role will create a risk management framework to tackle climate change issues within the company's portfolio, and train and develop staff to understand how this will be implemented. This role will combine extensive data analysis with internal leadership and change management.

Additional Qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of a degree in an environmental field, such as environmental science or management, environmental economics, ecology, climate change, water resources, or in a related field such as Law (environmental or climate change), engineering, or sustainable development
  • Experience in corporate sustainability and responsibility issues and their relevance to the financial services sector
  • Knowledge of climate change and the role of the financial services sector in the transition to a low carbon economy
  • Experience with climate-related data analysis, including greenhouse gas measurement, monitoring and management
  • Experience with policy development, implementation and/or training
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the area of climate change, such as in the financial sector or with companies operating in carbon intense sectors (e.g., oil and gas, mining and metals, manufacturing, transportation).

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Sofia Benmouffok +1 917 475 0461

Job Ref. BBBH8252