Vice President - Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Vice President - Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific

Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Summary of the key purposes of the role:

  • Support the business development and origination of sustainable financing solutions in favour of our clients in coordination with GLBA/ENV teams in APAC region and Paris as well as other business lines and coverage teams
  • Structuring of sustainable financing solutions in favour of our clients  in cooperation of other business lines and coverage teams
  • Contribute to raise risk awareness and spread the knowledge on Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance among GLBA staff in APAC region
  • Participate actively in the reinforcement of our external communication on the Group's sustainability ambition and capabilities and our involvement in collaborative initiatives.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Support the business development and origination of sustainable financing opportunities in APAC region alongside other business lines and coverage team. This will include marketing and pitching clients on SG Sustainable Finance capabilities as well as positioning SG as a key partner of our clients to accompany them in their sustainability strategy
  • Structure sustainable finance products to APAC clients in cooperation with other business lines and coverage teams
  • Interact with ESG rating agencies and other external E&S advisors
  • Cooperate with other business lines and departments to develop further funding solutions and enlarge the investors base  through ESG advisory services
  • Participate actively in the raise awarness and spread the knowledge on the Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance among the teams in the different locations (notably through trainings)
  • Maintain a regular dialog with key players and participate in the most influential local working groups and colloborative initiatives to position SG as an active Sustainable Finance partner in APAC
  • Monitor the market/technological developments in relevant sectors and countries with the assistance of the business lines and business units
  • Operational and conduct risk:
  • Ensure compliance with SG APAC policy and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with the Global Banking and Advisory division (GLBA) Handbook and Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance Solutions (GLBA/ENV) governance
  • Embody SG’s Code of Conduct
  • Complete all mandatory trainings within the specified deadlines

In addition to the minimum responsibilities, the following responsibilities also apply to the role:

  • Comply with all Risk and regulatory obligations where relevant
  • Responsibility to act within agreed risk limit (credit/market, etc...)
  • Responsibility for ensuring that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility
  • Responsibility for reading, understanding and complying with the Company's Conduct and Standards and corresponding regulations. You will be notified of changes to policies in a timely manner through announcements and/or intranet updates

Profile required


  • Experience in the structuring and execution of Sustainable Finance solutions and/or experience in the ESG space
  • Understanding of the loan/capital market, its dynamics and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives to propose relevant financing solutions
  • Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients’ needs
  • Responsibility – capacity to understand and manage risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) for the Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance Solutions team, the Global Banking and Advisory division, and SG Group, and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations


  • Client orientation – ability to build and maintain trusted client relationships
  • Client orientation – commercial acumen and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
  • Client orientation – demonstrate proactive approach to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
  • Innovation – ability to contribute to the development of new client base, advisory, and products in line with SG Group priorities and strategies
  • Team spirit – experience of working with people with diverse, international backgrounds
  • Commitment – ability to prioritise tasks and to manage competing deadlines
  • Communication skills – including language skills (Fluent english is mandatory – Korean and/or Japanse would be a plus)

HKMA licensing requirements:

  • Type 1 - Dealing in securities
  • Type 4 - Advising on securities

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

Department Description

The regional mandate of the Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance Solutions Group is structured around two main pillars:

  • Origination and structuring of sustainable financing products (green, social, sustainability-linked loans and bonds…), leveraging on our Impact Structuring expertise
  • Supporting our clients with structuring and advisory to accelerate the development of innovative solutions and new business models that deliver positive impact with scale-up potential, through both our Impact-Based Finance and Social Impact Solutions offering

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, 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: 22000MKO
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2022/09/01
Publication date: 2022/07/26