The Sustainability and Transition Finance team is looking for a flexible and hands on team member who can assist in implementing the bank’s sustainability strategy within the UK. Activities range from having strategic dialogues with our clients on sustainability, identifying and executing financing transactions that support our clients in their transition to more sustainable business models and supporting coverage bankers in sustainability risk due diligence process. You will be a member of a small and dynamic team of sustainability experts in the UK and you will work closely with colleagues both in the UK and in the Netherlands, including ABN AMRO’s Sustainability Expertise Team, Client Coverage, Financing Solutions, Risk and the Sustainability Centre of Excellence.

This role presents a unique opportunity to shape the sustainability strategy of ABN AMRO’s UK operations and to make a real impact on its clients both in the UK and abroad. If you are looking for a fast-paced environment in which to develop your sustainability skillset, this job is for you!

You will be part of the UK Sustainability and Transition Finance team and will assist with furthering ABN AMRO’s reputation as an expert in the field of sustainability in the UK market. The position has a hierarchical reporting line to the UK Sustainability Regulation Advisor.

ABN AMRO is active in the UK through three UK branches of three Dutch entities: ABN AMRO Bank NV, (AAB), ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance (ABF) and ABN AMRO Clearing Bank NV (AACB). Our business strategy is focused on deep client relationships, leveraging local product sales capability and Head Office based execution power.

The UK Sustainability and Transition Finance team has been created to meet the demands of ABN AMRO’s growing sustainable finance portfolio in the UK. The team sits between two departments: UK Legal and UK Corporate and Institutional Clients, to provide both regulatory and commercial advice in the field of sustainability.

Your job

You’ll support the UK Sustainability Regulation Advisor in the dual function of (i) advising the UK business and (ii) supporting UK clients, on all aspects of sustainability.

You will be working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. Your role will include:

  • Acting as the sustainability expert within a deal team in the context of sustainability linked transactions, including identifying relevant sustainability-linked KPIs and supporting clients with their sustainability strategy where needed
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on ESG matters within ABN AMRO UK and supporting the UK Sustainability Regulation Advisor in identifying knowledge development needs within the business
  • Supporting the UK Sustainability Regulation Advisor in the execution of the UK sustainability strategy
  • Working with client and product teams to develop financial products and services in the field of sustainability
  • Monitoring and recording best practices globally in the field of sustainability
  • Developing thought leadership materials
  • Coordinating all initiatives with Head Office in Amsterdam to leverage existing knowledge and to act as a conduit for sharing sustainability related information, direction and initiatives locally.

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

  • Support our clients transition to sustainability
  • Reinvent the customer experience
  • Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It’s only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO’s culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.