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DWS - Head of Risk Sustainability Risk Management (m/f/d)

Deutsche Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posted 6 days ago In-Office Job Permanent Competitive
Job Description:
About DWS

At DWS, we're capturing the opportunities of tomorrow. You can be part of a leading, client-committed, global Asset Manager, making an impact on individuals, communities, and the world.

Join us on our journey, and you can shape our transformation by working side by side with industry thought-leaders and gaining new and diverse perspectives. You can share ideas and be yourself, whilst driving innovative and sustainable solutions that influence markets and behaviours for the better.

Every day brings the opportunity to discover a new now, and here at DWS, you'll be supported as you overcome challenges and reach your ambitions. This is your chance to lead an extraordinary career and invest in your future.

Read more about DWS and who we are here.

Team / division overview

The Risk platform is the independent risk oversight function of DWS, with sustainability risk playing a pivotal role in driving the commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. The team leads sustainability risk management efforts, ensuring that ESG considerations are integrated into strategic decision-making and risk management processes.

The role will evaluate firm wide risks on an aggregate basis and to align this across the firm, formalizing the firm's Sustainability Risk Policy and Risk Appetite Statement, and be instrumental in developing, maintaining, and advancing the Sustainability Risk Management Framework.

Role Details

As a Head of Sustainability Risk, you will:
  • Continue to develop and implement a comprehensive sustainability risk management strategy that aligns with the company's goals and values
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize sustainability risks across the organization, including climate change, resource scarcity, social impact, regulatory changes and more
  • Collaborate with various risk leads and cross-functional teams to integrate sustainability risk considerations into risk management types, business operations, supply chain management, product development, and investment decisions
  • Conduct regular sustainability risk assessments, evaluating potential impacts on financial performance, reputation, and long-term viability
  • Stay current on emerging sustainability trends, regulations, and best practices to proactively address evolving risks and opportunities
  • Lead the design and implementation of effective risk mitigation measures, controls, and monitoring mechanisms
  • Develop and deliver training programs to enhance employees' understanding of sustainability risks and their role in managing them
  • Manage and coach a team of sustainability risk resources
  • Produce regular reports and presentations for executive leadership and stakeholders, highlighting key sustainability risk insights and recommendations
  • Engage with external partners, industry associations, and experts to stay informed about sustainability risk developments and share knowledge
  • Collaborate with communications teams to ensure transparent and effective communication of the company's sustainability risk management efforts to internal and external stakeholders
We are looking for
  • Extensive experience in risk management, sustainability risk, ESG, or related roles across the financial services sector
  • Strong understanding of sustainability trends, regulations, and industry best practices and developing these into risk policy and appetite statements and risk frameworks
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and assess complex sustainability risks
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective risk management strategies
  • Leadership experience with the ability to motivate and guide cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage and analyse large amounts of data and execute against tight deadlines
  • German language a strong plus; excellent writing and communication skills
  • Educated to degree level in a financial related discipline or with relevant professional experience
What we'll offer you:

Without the ambitions of our people, our achievements wouldn't be possible. And it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.

Some of our core benefits:
  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Statutory Health Insurance (BKK), sickness benefit allowance and support helplines for employees
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups) and support in finding childcare options including DWS's own kindergarten service
  • A wide selection of pension plans, Personal Budget Accounts to enable sabbaticals or early retirement and capital-forming benefits
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.
DWS' current Hybrid Working model is designed to find the balance between in-person collaboration & engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, whilst still remaining focused on supporting our employees with flexibility. We are committed to support flexible and hybrid working agreements across the globe. Depending on the location or role you are applying for, the split between working in the office and at home will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process.

We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let us know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

Job Code: #LI-DW1 #LI-04

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides.
Job ID  R0296364
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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Die Deutsche Bank ist Deutschlands führende Bank mit globalem Netzwerk und fest verwurzelt in Europa. In einer grund­legenden Trans­formation kon­zent...
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