Lead Advisor Environment Social Risk Management
City : MONTREAL, CANADA
Category : Full Time
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : Laurentian Bank
Seeing beyond numbersº
At Laurentian Bank, we believe we can change banking for the better. Founded in Montreal in 1846, Laurentian Bank helps families, businesses and communities thrive. Today, we have over 3,000 employees working together as One Team, to provide a broad range of financial services and advice-based solutions for customers across Canada and the United States. We drive results by placing our customers first, making the better choice, acting courageously, and believing everyone belongs.
Reporting into the Vice President, Operational Risk Management, the incumbent will develop and manage the Environment and Social Risk Management (ESRM) program at Laurentian Bank of Canada, including the ESRM framework, policies, and roadmap, in line with the Bank's ESG strategy and relevant regulatory and voluntary guidance. This role will also act as the key liaison with various stakeholders, support and lead key projects and programs in partnership with teams across the Bank, and act as ESRM subject matter expert for relevant public disclosures, in partnership with the AVP, ESG and Sustainability.
This role can be located anywhere in Canada (Montreal, Toronto...) and it's a remote work.
º Develop, enhance, and execute on the Bank's ESRM framework, policies, and roadmap, with key deliverables and timelines
º Develop and lead ongoing E&S risk identification and assessment processes for the Bank and prepare various reports to senior management as well as board of directors on the status of E&S risks
º In collaboration with various teams and partners, establish or improve ESRM integration into existing business processes and strategies
º Stay informed on global and national advances in the ESRM field, including regulatory and voluntary bodies, and proactively advise key executives on key developments
º Lead assessment of the potential impact of any E&S regulatory changes on the Bank's activities and operations
º Work collaboratively with the AVP, ESG and Sustainability to ensure the ESG strategy for the bank is informed by E&S risk assessment
º Act a subject matter expert to advise business lines and risk functions on emerging E&S risks
º Lead the scenario analysis and risk management workstreams of the Bank's TCFD roadmap
º Support the Bank's efforts on ESG data tracking and data disclosure; policies and procedures; and reporting and transparency, including ESG surveys and questionnaires and the annual ESG Report.
º Build up and establish relationships with variety of relevant internal and external stakeholders
º In partnership with the Communications team, identify opportunities for ESRM thought leadership to build up the Bank's brand and reputation in this field
º Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, combined with 8+ years of relevant experience, preferably within financial institutions
º Comprehensive knowledge of environment and social risk management principles and climate-related financial risk assessment
º Strong program / project management experience and expertise
º Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
º Strong data analytical skills
º Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders across various business lines/sectors
º Comfort leading a new role amidst ambiguity and transformational change.
º Strong senior level influencing and stakeholder management skills
º Strong interpersonal, organization, and time management skills
º Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented and project-based environment
º Bilingual* (French and English) an asset
Professional working proficiency in French and English languages required as position involves frequent written and oral communication on complex matters with internal and external parties in both languages."
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