Ref: LM44495

Business Analyst

Sector Finance(Banking/Securities/Insurance)
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) Negotiable / Neg
A well-established Japanese bank is currently looking for a Business Analyst/Risk Analyst to join their Credit department in Central London. This role would ideally suit a Junior Credit Analyst looking to focus on ESG risk.
The Role
The post holder will be working for the ESG Risk Control function and playe a new key role to provide the 2 Line of Defence control at transaction level for all EMEA assets, as a part of the ESG Risk management framework.
The role will have two area of responsibility: 1. Conducting ESG risk analysis of transactions and its social impact and 2. Supporting activities for integrating Climate Risk/ESG into Governance processes and key policies into the day to day deal assessment process to enable effective oversight by the bank’s senior management, key risk committees, and the Board.

Main Responsibilities

Research and Analysis
Assess and challenge 1LoD judgement of the ESG Risk factors through deal/ monitoring application process. The assurance activities cover, but not limited to:
Sustainability Finance
Climate Change Risk Assessment
ESG Risk Check questions
ESG Risk Summary questions
Screening Sheet based on Equator Principles
Unfavourable information
Negative news
Prepare a due diligence report for high or some medium ESG risk case collaborating with 1 and 2 LoD departments in EMEA and Tokyo where necessary
Monitor and record the end-to-end process of the management framework to ensure the appropriate escalation and approval is obtained
Provide support of the responsible areas for Front office and Credit Officers

Policy and Governance integration support
Design and effectuate program best practices, to facilitate risk identification & regulatory requirements, driving global consistency, especially with Head Office ESG related policy and procedure development projects.
Design, implement and Improve data quality controls for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (for Management Information set out by Risk Management Department)
Serve as a primary contact for the procedure and data quality control related queries, collaborating with other control functions in EMEA and Tokyo Head Office.
Support risk audit examinations and ensure that no remediation is overdue
Engage in various ad-hoc requests

Ideal Candidate
Solid writing and research skills, including the ability to produce basic analysis
Become knowledgeable about frameworks for ESG (such as the GHG Protocol Standards, SASB, GRI, CDP, SCR etc.) and data sources (such as Sustainalytics, MSCI)
Being able to demonstrate the skill to understand challenges, build new operation models and to communicate it to the senior management to get their support
Excellent track records of implementing business change and/or IT system projects in global organisation as a leading role
Excellent business analysis skills and being able to be a go-to parson quickly in a new field.
Flexible and corroborative to achieve a goal in complex and cross-organisational working environment
Excellent knowledge and experience in using big data on Excel, Access and/or RDB.
High degree of efficiency and attention to detail
Education, relevant qualifications and/or experience with ESG Risk management is preferred
Junior credit Analyst who would like to focus on ESG risk is desirable

** All applicants must have the right to work in the UK as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 98 days ago
Ref: LM44495