Environmental & Social Risk - Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job description

As part of the firm’s Risk Management and Compliance function you are at the center of keeping JPMorgan Chase strong and resilient. Environmental and Social (E&S) Risk is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s approach to E&S risk matters. E&S Risk provide oversight of the firm’s lines of business including the processes that support consistent identification, escalation, management and monitoring of E&S risk issues.

In this role, your primary mandate is to evaluate relevant transactions against the firm’s E&S Risk Policy requirements and to provide effective challenge to the lines of business on E&S matters. Financial products covered includes but is not limited to equity and debt underwriting, loans / credit facilities and some mergers and acquisitions activity. Sector coverage includes but is not limited to mining, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry & pulp and paper.

You will be responsible for assessing transactions and leading strategic research initiatives with support from the rest of the team. If you are a self-starter, able to articulate your thoughts clearly and have excellent attention to detail, this is the role for you as you will be interfacing with a variety of internal counterparts across the firm as well as with clients. The role may involve limited travel and is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a broad spectrum of industries across multiple asset classes and geographies along with the following responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Undertake enhanced E&S risk due diligence on clients and transactions (live and retrospectively)
  • Oversee and challenge the lines of business on E&S risk matters
  • Monitoring of, and participation in, responding to global E&S related regulations (existing and evolving)
  • Support / lead training efforts within the firm on E&S risk matters
  • Developing and driving research on a range of E&S issues and thematic topics that affect the firm’s clients e.g. human rights, biodiversity, supply chain issues etc.
  • Engage with other functions across the firm on E&S risk matters e.g. Corporate Responsibility, Compliance, Controls, other risk functions etc
  • Participation in preparation of external E&S risk related disclosures

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Substantial experience in a relevant E&S risk and regulations / sustainability role ideally with a focus on human rights or biodiversity related topics
  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g. environmental studies, sustainability, geography, development economics, finance)
  • Working knowledge of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards and other relevant banking and corporate sustainability initiatives
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of E&S risks and operating practices across a range of sectors and geographies
  • Robust understanding of banking products and decision making processes
  • Strong client and commercial focus
  • Excellent analytical (proficient in Excel, large datasets and other third party sources) interpersonal and presentation skills

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Experience in sectors such as oil and gas, mining, and / or agriculture
  • Working knowledge of third party E&S tools (Sutainalytics, RepRisk, etc)
  • Fluency in another language (preferably Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Familiarity with sustainability related products (e.g. Sustainability Linked Loans, Green Bonds, etc)
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