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MUFG Union Bank Vice President, AIBD-ESG Finance Department in United States

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Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

Purpose of the role

The ESG Finance Department (EFD) is based in the Asian Investment Banking Division with the aim of focusing on partnering with our clients to drive the ESG agenda across APAC (ex Japan)

Primary Responsibilities

EFD is now looking for a high caliber candidate to join our team and work with the other EFD team members in promoting ESG finance in APAC

Stakeholder Management (Internal)

  • Maintain close collaboration with the Coverage, Product Offices, Credit division and Tokyo Headquarters to ensure the priorities are aligned to drive a common outcome

  • Within a fast-evolving ESG regional and market landscape, be able to help differentiate MUFG’s positioning and proposition and to relay the same to all stakeholders in order to drive growth for MUFG’s Asia-Pacific business.

  • Provide timely business reporting, including tracking of KPIs

  • Create senior management presentations, with ability to present content in a succinct and coherent manner

Risk Management and Training

  • Work closely with first and second line teams regionally and in Tokyo Headquarters on the development and implementation of policies and processes to support the management of the firm’s commitment to reduce financed emission and work

  • Develop a training plan across our organization, taking into account the roles of different teams in ESG transactions

  • Build a center of excellence for ESG finance in APAC

  • Ability to advise on the appropriateness of SPTs and post-deal tracking of SPTs

Market Intel, Structuring and Origination

  • Build an information platform to support ESG finance origination, structuring and execution activities across APAC

  • Share the latest developments in ESG across APAC

  • Represent MUFG at events and client meetings including Japanese clients

  • Work with coverage teams to support deal origination

  • Remain up-to-speed and current with all of MUFG Industry partnerships and propose areas to accelerate engagement

  • Work closely with rating agencies

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in any discipline;

  • Min 7 years of work experience, with at least 4 to 5 years of relevant experience in sustainable financing or any relevant banking discipline

  • Preference for a proven track record of ESG financing in financial institution, ESG rating agencies, or consultancy firm,

  • In depth knowledge of Green & Sustainable loan principles, Green Bond Principles, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Bonds Initiative, TCFD, and other major ESG Regulations,

  • Able to provide solutions focused with proven business judgment and high ethical and professional standards

  • Great familiarity with the Asia-Pacific region including Japan landscape and have extensive experience of having worked across the network.

  • Stakeholder management skills to collaborate with other departments.

  • Project management skills with an ability to structure deliverables in a coherent manner

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent PowerPoint, Excel and Project Management skills

  • Proficient in Japanese language both written and spoken; to collaborate with Japanese-speaking clients and Japanese ECAs

We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

MUFG Bank Ltd & MUFG Securities Asia Limited (collectively referred to as “MUFG”) is an equal opportunity employer. We view our employees as our key assets as they are fundamental to our long-term growth and success. MUFG is committed to hiring based on merit and organsational fit, regardless of race, religion or gender.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

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