As a key member of our Sustainability & ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) team, you will support the Director and Senior Manager with ESG strategy coordination across the firm. This will include Barclays position and approach across ESG factors by theme, business line and geography.
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
What will you be doing?
Supporting the Director and Senior Manager in coordination of overall ESG strategy, including identifying, assessing and tracking our execution objectives across ESG factors
Supporting the development of frameworks and processes to manage ESG strategy, including consolidated heat maps across issues, key indicators and updates
Conducting gap analysis and identifying trends across ESG factors, working with thematic leads within the team as well as subject matter experts in the business and functions
Leading and managing deep competitive insight and analysis of peer and sector best practice, including quantitative and qualitative insights
Partnering with the rest of the Global Sustainability and ESG team on horizon-scanning, new opportunity identification, strategic partnerships and engagement
Contributing to analysis of emerging ESG trends and their potential impact on Barclays from an overall ESG credentials and issuer perspective, as well as specific product insights
Supporting team input for Barclays response to emerging public policy and regulatory initiatives on longer term ESG strategy issues
Attending external events/conferences/seminars on relevant sustainability topics, to develop contacts and subject matter expertise
What we're looking for:
Excellent understanding of strategic ESG issues, including management approaches, frameworks and execution
Good understanding of ESG trends, and their impact on banks at the corporate level, as well as specific business line impacts
Strong presentation skills with the ability to explain and discuss results of analyses, to effectively drive fact-based decision making within all levels of the organisation
Skills that will help you in the role:
Bachelor's degree in a Sustainability or Business subject, or MBA, would be beneficial
Demonstrable expertise in ESG strategy gained through working for a bank, investor or rating agency, or strategic consulting experience on ESG factors and implementation
Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.
It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.