Equity Bank Head of ESG Jobs in Kenya

Equity Bank Head of ESG Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • In line with the Group ESG Strategy, develop a Kenya focused ESG strategy to identify and manage the key ESG-related risks & opportunities.
  • Accountable for overall ESG Risk Management including ownership and implementation of an effective environmental and social management system (ESMS).
  • Manage the ESG Governance and Compliance requirements.
  • Lead the Business to deliver effective Environmental and Social Risk appraisals (both desk-top and site based) as part of the credit process and develop practical risk management plans, as appropriate, to be included as part of the facility agreements.
  • Run the assurance programme and follow-up to ensure effective implementation of the E&S Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Work in close partnership with the wider Business and the Equity Foundation to develop ESG opportunities and impact related products and services.
  • Build Environmental and Social awareness among Bank’s clients.
  • Champion and build ESG capacity across all the relevant business departments to ensure engagement and improved understanding of ESG across the organization.
  • Deliver an effective ESG training programme to the organization across all levels.
  • Deliver to the internal and external (regulatory and/or contractual) reporting requirements.
  • Introduce best practices to support delivery of the organisation’s strategy.
  • Lead and manage the ESG team.
  • Generate insights and thought leadership materials on ESG topics and trends
  • Serve as subject matter expert on
    ESG, including industry trends, research, regulations, and ESG data gathering, analysis, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Support the Business and Group Team as required to deliver on the organization and the overall Group’s strategy.


  • Degree in ESG related discipline – Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Sociology, Community Development, Geology, Engineering
  • Knowledge of local environmental, sustainability, employment, health and safety legislations and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of and practical experience in social, environmental sustainability and governance issues across diverse sectors
  • Ability to propose realistic, value-adding and practical risk management plans
  • Able to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines, Equator Principles, GRI, TCFD, Other International Sustainability Standards
  • Over 7 years’ experience in ESG related role
  • Previous experience in banking desirable

    For more information and application details see;Equity Bank Head of ESG Jobs in Kenya

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