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Head of Climate Transition

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Bank | Asset Manager

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Job Title

Head of Climate Transition

Job Description


The Head of Climate Transition will lead the RBC Climate Strategy through a federated model for Climate: Orchestrate, Unify, and Advance a federated set of climate related activities across businesses and functions.


  • As a member of the CAO Operating Committee will act as an SME and advisor on Climate Transition to the Chief Administration and Strategy Officer, GE and key leaders in Businesses and Functions
  • Develop and implement an integrated Climate Transition Strategy specifying on the bank’s transition to net-zero, based on the bank’s client’s transition plans and including scientific scenarios as well as RBC policies as they relate to Climate, evolving it as required
  • Provide expertise on the business of sustainable finance and work closely with key stakeholders to contribute to accelerating a green investing strategy
  • Anticipate and manage RBC’s reputation related to climate transition activities and proactively mitigate any risk in this area
  • Develop and implement effective and lasting responses to Climate Activism
  • Maintain a high profile externally as a champion for RBC’s Climate Strategy, staying connected through community of practice and other external experts
  • Stays connected to and collaborate with key industry groups, standard setting efforts and bodies and plays a key role in shaping and aligning to them
  • Internally, work closely with others involved in ESG related work, The RBC Climate institute and platform Climate leaders on Climate related activities


  • Key capabilities are strategic thinker, enterprise mindset, an ability to work horizontally, constructive challenger, impact and influence, curiosity 
  • A deep understanding on how to develop and implement a bank climate ‘net zero’ transition plan based on the transition plans of its clients, as well as scientific warming and transition scenarios
  • Experience with financed emission target setting
  • A detailed understanding of prevailing industry collaboration and standards setting efforts and bodies
  • Experience with managing Climate activism, and in developing partnerships with relevant NGOs and bank stakeholders
  • Post graduate degree or equivalent experience preferred

RBC is committed to supporting flexible work arrangements when and where available. Details to be discussed with Hiring Manager.

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work

Job Summary

The Head of Climate Transition will lead the RBC Climate Strategy through a federated model for Climate: Orchestrate, Unify, and Advance a federated set of climate related activities across businesses and functions.


TORONTO, Ontario, Canada





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