Sustainable Investment Banking, Americas – Associate

Crédit Agricole

Job title:

Sustainable Investment Banking, Americas – Associate


Crédit Agricole

Job description

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).

8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank’s clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.

Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.

The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Reference 2022-74825

Publication date 21/12/2022

Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs – Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Sustainable Investment Banking, Americas – Associate

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


The Credit Agricole CIB Sustainable Investment Banking team is dedicated to servicing CACIB clients and business lines on all ESG and sustainable finance matters. As one of most experienced ESG banks with a longstanding history of pioneering the sustainable finance market dating back to 2009, the team leads sustainable transactions working alongside CACIB originators, syndicates and sales team members and advises on latest developments in the space.

Key Responsibilities

The banker will be in charge of supporting clients in their sustainable finance transactions. The main tasks will therefore be to:

· Structure sustainable debt transactions, frameworks and highly customized in depth researched pitches with a focus on ESG materiality and climate scenario models across various corporate sectors as well as sovereign clients;

· Maintain a highly proactive approach to elevating ESG dialogue with clients via creating bespoke materials leveraging client ESG disclosure and industry benchmarks (SBTi, TPI) as well as level of ambition of use of proceeds or KPIs for sustainable finance transactions;

· Structure and execute the mandates originated, in partnership with the concerned Business Lines;

· Have and maintain an excellent level of expertise and knowledge on the sustainable finance market, so as to maintain CACIB as one of the major actors in the market


§ The role requires fluency in English

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


·Bachelor’s Degree, with a concentration in sustainability / environmental science related field strongly preferred


  • Masters degree in sustainability or environmental science strongly preferred or MBA with focus on sustainability

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years



·2 – 6 years of relevant work experience in sustainability / ESG financial services, responsible investing, sustainability consulting and/or corporate sustainability (Masters degree in sustainability to be counted as work experience years)

·Must have familiarity with measuring environmental and social impacts, and in particular an understanding of climate scenario models

·Must have experience with assessing key ESG indicators and/or applying reporting frameworks such as SASB, TCFD, CDP Questionnaires, GHG Protocol, UN PRI Reporting Framework, IFC Performance Standards, etc

·Must have understanding of materiality assessments and how sustainability can drive corporate strategy

·Must have an understanding of SBTi and Transition Pathway Initiative, peer benchmarking, assessing level of ambition of KPIs

·Must have strong desire to do deep research on sustainable topics and sectors of less familiarity to provide high quality support to senior bankers

·Very strong motivation for green and responsible finance issues, and a particular interest in maintaining the knowledge on the sustainable finance market


  • Series 7, 63, 79 preferred but not required

Required skills

US Registration certification (TBD)

· Highly motivated with a positive attitude

· Entrepreneurial, self-starter, all hands on deck attitude

· Works well under pressure with multi-tasking capabilities

· Strong attention to detail

· Ability to work as a team but also independently

· Resourceful problem solver and analytical thinker

· Consistently asking “why?” and “how can I make this better” attitude

· Be highly business oriented (pedagogy, reactivity, etc.)

Organizational flexibility and willingness to be personally involved

· Very strong motivation for green and responsible finance issues, and a particular interest in maintaining the knowledge on the sustainable finance market

· Willingness and ability to work with multiple stakeholders within the Bank, operating in various environment (in terms of products, geography or clients).

In office (NYC) in person three days a week required, up to two days a week work from home

Expected salary


New York City, NY

Job date

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 03:46:11 GMT

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