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Senior Associate/ VP Sustainable Investment Banking, Americas

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The Credit Agricole CIB Sustainable Investment Banking team is dedicated to servicing CACIB clients and business lines on all ESG and sustainable finance matters.

The Sustainable Banking team is located in Paris, New York and Hong Kong and is a leader in sustainable financing for global clients. The team boasts deep expertise in social and environmental topics and close relationships with ESG investors, specialized impact investors and borrowers with key social and environmental objectives. The team leads sustainable transactions working alongside CACIB originators, syndicates and sales team members and advises on latest developments in the space.

Key Responsibilities

The banker will be in charge of supporting clients in their sustainable finance transactions. The main tasks will therefore be to:

  • Structuring of sustainable debt transactions, frameworks and highly customized in depth researched pitches with a focus on ESG materiality and climate scenario models across various corporate sectors as well as sovereign clients;
  • Highly proactive approach to elevating ESG dialogue with clients via creaking bespoke materials leveraging client ESG disclosure and industry benchmarks (SBTi, TPI) as well as level of ambition of use of proceeds or KPIs for sustainable finance transactions;
  • Structure and execute the mandates originated, in partnership with the concerned Business Lines;
  • Have and maintain an excellent level of expertise and knowledge on the sustainable finance market, so as to maintain CACIB as one of the major actors in the market;


  • Bachelor’s Degree, strongly preferred with a concentration in sustainability / environmental science
  • Masters degree in sustainability or environmental science strongly preferred or MBA with focus on sustainability
  • 3 – 8 years of relevant work experience in sustainability / ESG financial services, responsible investing, sustainability consulting and/or corporate sustainability
  • Must have familiarity with measuring environmental and social impacts, and in particular an understanding of climate scenario models
  • Must have experience with assessing key ESG indicators and/or applying reporting frameworks such as SASB, TCFD, CDP Questionnaires, GHG Protocol, UN PRI Reporting Framework, IFC Performance Standards, etc
  • Must have understanding of materiality assessments and how sustainability can drive corporate strategy
  • Must have an understanding of SBTi and Transition Pathway Initiative, peer benchmarking, assessing level of ambition of KPIs
  • Must have strong desire to do deep research on sustainable topics and sectors of less familiarity to provide high quality support to senior bankers
  • Very strong motivation for green and responsible finance issues, and a particular interest in maintaining the knowledge on the sustainable finance market
  • Series 7, 63, 79 preferred but not required