Senior Manager ESG Advisory

Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Full Time
Senior Manager, ESG Advisory

Permanent Full-time role

Based in Auckland OR Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton

Our Institutional and Business Banking (IBB) teams support one of New Zealand's most important assets - its businesses. We're here to make New Zealand businesses stronger by providing financial expertise with industry insight and tools, to help them navigate the future.

Mō te Tūranga | About the Role

Reporting to the Head of ESG Advisory, you will be an integral member of the ESG Advisory Team who combine knowledge of ESG impacts, the evolving legal and regulatory framework with and understanding of bank customers' challenges. The Team's key role is providing insights and support to customers and bankers, whilst being sensitive to the commercial pressures and opportunities these challenges bring.

Key responsibilities include:
  • centralising ESG expertise, providing training, tools and resources, and specialist support across IBB, with a strong focus on corporate and institutional bankers and their customers
  • working alongside the Sustainability, Transformation Office, Learning and Development and Risk teams to lead risk management, disclosure reporting and capability uplift
  • support WNZL in responding to new regulations and deliver on other ESG related commitments e.g. mandatory climate- related disclosures and Climate Leaders Coalition
  • driving the development and implementation of Net Zero targets and transition plans for different emissions-intensive sectors, including the integration of ESG data into the management of customer relationships and WNZL's portfolio
  • as the leading subject matter expert on "all things ESG" and climate this role will be a key contributor and uplifting the management of ESG-related risks across a large portfolio exposed to a complex set of inter-connected risks.
  • being proactive in facilitating smooth transitions into evolving ESG-related obligations and commitments and also reactive in responding to front line requests for specialist knowledge, training or analysis
  • advising bankers and customers in addressing ESG-related challenges and leverage emerging commercial opportunities

A key thought leadership role will be played by the team, and this role, as WNZL seeks to support its customers navigate a fast-evolving legislative environment and increasing stakeholder expectations.

Nā tāu rourou | What will you bring?
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification.
  • A working knowledge of ESG issues (at least 3 years' experience)
  • In depth knowledge of the financial services industry, including working knowledge of key banking metrics and measurements (at least 8 years' experience)
  • Strong knowledge of climate change and other critical ESG issues relevant for key sectors of the New Zealand economy, including manufacturing, energy/utilities, commercial property, transport and primary industries
  • Awareness of existing and incoming regulatory frameworks in NZ and globally, particularly on emissions pricing, climate risk disclosure and modern slavery
  • Ability to work with complex and evolving reporting and analytics systems
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a way which is useful to the audience and ability to field
  • Ability to manage and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular across the key industries listed above

Westpac Hei Wāhi Mahi | Working at Westpac

As well as immersing yourself in a supportive team environment, you'll be offered some of the best banking, and lifestyle benefits in the market along with:
  • 4 weeks standard holiday 5 additional days of wellbeing leave to support you to be your best
  • Additional purchased leave options up to 4 weeks per year
  • Banking benefits, insurance discounts and superannuation scheme
  • Career growth - we promote internal capability; we have programmes that recognise star performers
  • Generous parental leave - and top up government paid parental leave
  • School holiday subsidy - help you balance work and family during school holiday
  • Environmental and community care programmes

Ko mātou tēnei | Our Organisation

At Westpac New Zealand, our purpose Working in partnership to build a fairer and stronger New Zealand for Westpac people, customers and communities - Together Greater.

What makes us unique are the people we're lucky enough to have walk through our doors every day. The giant 'W' on our building doesn't just stand for Westpac - it says, double you. Because we're a place that values, rewards and recognises individuality. After 160 years of making New Zealand greater, our purpose remains the same - to help New Zealanders succeed. Our greatness comes from our difference, which is why we aspire to create a workplace where you can bring your whole self, your true self, and your best self. We're recognised as a place where talent is developed, where passions are fuelled and where ambitions of all shapes and sizes thrive. And it all starts with you!

Tono mai ināianei! | Apply Now!

Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter.

The people of Aotearoa, New Zealand hail from many cultures and backgrounds. At Westpac New Zealand, we draw on this enormous talent pool to cultivate a team rich in ability and empowered to reach its full potential. Our aim is to be brave challengers, celebrating our differences and relentlessly advocating for our customers. It starts with us - we believe that when we care deeply and do our best for our people, they'll do their best for our customers. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, including those who are neurodiverse, have chronic health conditions or disabilities - your attitude and passion are as important to us as your experience, qualifications and capabilities.

Mahi tahi tātou, kaha ake tātou | Together Greater

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