Environmental and Social Advisor

Permanent contract|La Defense|Risks

Environmental and Social Advisor

La Defense, France Permanent contract Risks


Within SG Corporate & Investment Bank, you will join the Sustainable & Positive Impact Solutions department, whose mission is to advise business lines and external clients on environmental and social issues, structure Positive Impact financial products and brainstorm with clients on their adaption to new business models arising from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and their financing.

Within the « Environmental and Social Advisory for Transactions” team, this position is dedicated to the Environmental and Social (E&S) evaluation of projects as well as supporting the sustainable and positive impact finance initiatives of the group’s Global Banking and Advisory division (GLBA). You will:

  • Provide advice to our commercial teams and external clients, on E&S questions during the appraisal and monitoring of financing transactions:
    • Identify and assess E&S risks and impacts associated with project-related lending and advisory transactions, relying on studies carried out and, occasionally, by going on site
    • Benchmark against relevant E&S international standards
    • Propose mitigation or management measures for these E&S issues
    • Participate in the definition of the E&S provisions to be included in legal documentation
    • Evaluate if the operations qualify as “Positive Impact Finance”
  • Contribute to the management of E&S information and E&S reporting
  • Assist with the improvement / update of assessment methodology, incl. for implementing the EU Taxonomy
  • Assist with the E&S training of GLBA staff
  • Assist in the development of the bank’s strategy in terms of E&S policies definition, alignment of its financing portfolio with climate commitments, development of Positive Impact Finance
  • Develop key relationships with business lines, Corporate Social Responsibility, Middle Office, Risks and Compliance department

Further details will be provided during the interview.

Profile required

  • Degree/post graduate degree/practical experience in engineering, environmental or social sciences
  • 3-5+ years of experience in projects’ E&S analysis (impact assessment, due diligence, audit etc.), focused on high impact sectors such as mining, oil and gas, energy
  • Good understanding of international E&S standards such as Equator Principles, World Bank/IFC standards, and of climate risk
  • Experience, ideally “on the ground”, of E&S assessments in various geographical areas
  • Good knowledge of E&S products and commitments of the financial sector
  • Good knowledge of French and English, both written and spoken
  • Analytical skills, ability to synthesis or go into details
  • Ability to work independently or in teams
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Homework: Homework: 2 days per week

Why join us

SG Corporate & Investment Banking (“CIB") helps clients by creating innovative, tailor-made solutions for capital and capital raising strategies.  At SG CIB issuer and investor clients are provided with advice, products and solutions adapted to their specific financing and debt capital-raising or investment needs.  Through an integrated platform combining multi-product origination, structuring and syndication, optimized solutions are tailored to match the needs of every type of issuer.

Business insight

Global Banking and Advisory provide our issuer clients (corporates, financial institutions, public sector) with capital raising solutions, along with structured financing and commodities, forex and interest rate hedging. Developing tailor-made products and providing strategic advice (capital structure advisory, financing schemes and capital markets) based on our worldwide expertise and in-depth sectorial knowledge, we aim to meet their financing needs. We are a top player across euro debt capital markets and won many international accolades over the years as a worldwide leader in export, project and natural resources & energy finance.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000O5I
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/10/05
Publication date: 2021/09/08