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ESG Specialist, Financial Products

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68000 - 81500 ANNUAL

ESG Partners

Published 2024-05-30

Overview: Ulnooweg Development Group (UDG) - an Indigenous Financial Institution (IFI) and a member of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) - is seeking an ESG Specialist to become an integral member of their team, focusing on integrating ESG considerations and standards into UDG’s financial products and services. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the financial sector, and bring highly effective client relationship, communication and project management skills to the role. This role is based in Millbrook, Nova Scotia (a hybrid option is available following the training period) and requires a deep understanding of financial concepts, customer relationship management and portfolio management. Responsibilities: * Work with external consultant to implement UDG’s newly developed ESG Strategy and Framework * Incorporate ESG factors into UDG’s decision-making processes related to products and services * Conduct screening and due diligence of ESG performance for potential client projects * Increase awareness among UDG's clients of ESG requirements and emerging best practices * Support clients in developing their own ESG practices to enhance business performance * Consider ongoing updates to ESG criteria used in evaluating the eligibility of projects for financing * Track and report on progress achieving ESG goals and targets to ensure effective progress * Conduct research on emerging ESG and sustainable finance trends, regulations and best practices, integrate relevant learnings to enhance UDG ESG performance and ensure regulatory compliance * Support ESG communication to a range of stakeholders, including clients, board members, and investors * Lead ESG reporting for UDG under relevant accounting, regulatory and sustainability frameworks Qualifications: * Post secondary education in related field of expertise (Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Sustainable Finance, etc.) * 2-5 years’ experience in the financial sector conducting similar work * Demonstrated experience in effective client relationship and project management * Demonstrable understanding of ESG, sustainable finance and decarbonization * Working knowledge of ESG standards and frameworks, such as the GRI, IFRS (incl. SASB, TCFD) and the UN SDGs * Knowledge of analytic and data application tools and how they are used for financial and risk analysis * Understanding of risk assessment frameworks and financial analysis concepts * Knowledge of bank risks and profiles, especially in relation to credit risk, with the ability to integrate ESG factors * Experience analyzing and discussing emerging and evolving risks, especially as they relate to ESG and sustainable finance * Working knowledge of financial statements and accounting principles * Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills * Self-driven and able to work well independently, as well as work effectively with UDG staff and clients * IFRS-FSA credential would be an asset This is an exceptional opportunity to leverage your financial acumen and grow your skills as an ESG professional, while creating a positive impact in the communities that UDG supports. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants; therefore, we encourage you to self-identify in your application. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Pay: $68,000.00-$95,000.00 per year Benefits: * Dental care * Paid time off Schedule: * Monday to Friday * No weekends Experience: * Financial concepts: 2 years (Preferred) Ability to Relocate: * Millbrook, NS: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: Hybrid remote in Millbrook, NS B6L 5B4

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