VP – Sustainable Finance APAC

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate and Investment Banking

VP – Sustainable Finance APAC

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking


  • Clients and prospects as well as investors
  • Banks active in Sustainable Finance (whilst respecting anti-competitive behavior rules).
  • Market counterparties e.g. ESG firms, rating agencies, lawyers, consultants, auditors, E&S and technical advisors, NGOs…
  • Market associations, collborative initiatives and working groups (APLMA, HK Green Finance Association, ASIFMA…)
  • 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
  • Business development and origination of sustainable financing opportunities in APAC region alongside other business lines and coverage. 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

  - Work with the relevant teams based in Paris to structure Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance solutions originated out of APAC region

  • Cooperate with other business lines and departments to develop further funding solutions and enlarge the investors base for sustainable financing projects
  • 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 GLBA Handbook and GLBA/ENV governance
  • Embody SG’s Code of Conduct
  • Complete all mandatory trainings within the specified deadlines

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 ENV, GLBA, 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 – Mandarin would be a plus)

Business insight

Summary of the key purposes of the role - Summary of the key objectives and primary goals:

Business development and origination of sustainable financing solutions in favour of our clients in coordination with GLBA/ENV Paris teams and 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 CSR ambitions and capabilities and active involvement in collaborative initiatives.

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: 210003IH
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/02/04