Green & Sustainable Finance Manager

Handelsbanken Plc
London, United Kingdom
17 May 2022
15 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank built on timeless and sustainable values. The Bank specialises in providing personalised banking services to both businesses and individuals, as well as wealth and investment management services through its UK subsidiary Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management. Handelsbanken operates a decentralised way of working, with a strong local presence due to a nationwide branch network and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a small business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a service that is bespoke, with the focus always being on the needs of each individual customer. Throughout the organisation, individuals enjoy wide-ranging responsibility, and the scope to pursue a unique career, within a culture of openness, equality and professionalism.

Handelsbanken is offering a Hybrid Working Model. Our approach to hybrid working at Handelsbanken is that we spend the greater proportion of our working time at our workplace. Our remaining time may be worked from home. This approach allows us to embrace the many benefits of hybrid working whilst sustaining and developing our unique culture.

A recognised leader in responsible banking, Handelsbanken plc is dedicated to driving positive impacts for society through increasing focus on climate change and sustainability. We have committed to reaching net zero as soon as possible - at the latest by 2040 - across our own operations and financing, and have set an initial goal for 20% of Handelsbanken Group's financing to be green or sustainable by 2025.

Overall, UK Sustainability engages across internal departments - both plc and Group - to help the Bank respond early and effectively to emerging risks and opportunities. It leads ongoing development of the Bank's ESG strategy and steers on priorities and implementation.

• Oversee and coordinate development of our customer-led GSF approach
• Develop metrics to track and steer progress
• Represent the Bank in external green finance forums and manage relationships
• Guide colleagues on market developments and best practice
• Provide support to the branches on GSF questions, e.g. customer business
• Guide on regulatory and stakeholder risks and opportunities
• Work closely with HB Group and other markets to capitalise on good practice
• Ensure that data and MI related to this role's area of responsibility is of high quality
• Contribute to the Bank's sustainability reporting and disclosures

Development Potential:
The applicant should have a recognised GSF qualifications and/or substantial experience in a directly relevant role.
They should also possess a strong understanding and belief in Handelsbanken's culture, its customer-oriented business model and a commitment to creating customer value.

• Deep expertise and knowledge about the green and sustainable finance environment in UK and Europe - principles, trends and stakeholder expectations
• Knowledge of the Bank's sustainability strategy, goals and current position
• Experience of working at a strategic and operational level, capable of working with and supporting senior leaders and decision-makers
• Strong in stakeholder management, internally and externally; experienced in coordinating across multiple functions
• You will be expected to lead and present both in forums and to executive and board committees
• Goal oriented
• Proactive
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to analyse, articulate and present complex issues clearly and concisely
• Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and represent Handelsbanken effectively
• Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with impact with people at all levels
• Integrity and discretion
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Attention to detail and an highly organised approach to work

You must comply with 5 Conduct rules i.e.
 act with integrity
 act with due skill, care and diligence
 be open and co-operative with the FCA, PRA and other regulators
 pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
 observe proper standards of market conduct.

Handelsbanken Group are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work, regardless of age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

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