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Associate Director, Environmental & Social Risk Analytics



4d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Data
  • Toronto

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  • You must have a strong interest in environmental and social risk, experience in analytics solving complex problems, advanced programming skills, ability to communicate insights effectively, and knowledge in climate change science and financial analysis.
  • You will support target setting, collaborate with internal stakeholders, improve data processes, optimize data quality, lead workstreams, and develop junior team members in environmental & social risk analytics.


  • An interest in Environmental and Social Risk in general and climate change in particular
  • Experience in working in an analytics team, especially those tasked with solving difficult and/or vaguely-defined problems
  • The ability to synthesize data into business insights and communicate these clearly to diverse audiences
  • An advanced understanding of programming and querying languages, including SQL and python OR a proven ability to both code in another data analytics language (e.g. R, MATLAB, SAS) and the ability learn a new language quickly
  • Experience developing presentations, visualizations and dashboards for senior executives and an interest in developing advanced analytical capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability in mathematical, statistical, financial or economic analyses on large, complex datasets and in translating data into business insights
  • A desire and proven ability to build new and innovative approaches to complex problems with minimal direction
  • Commitment to quality and accuracy with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Nice to have:
  • Knowledge of climate change science with experience in the development and use of climate and economic scenarios, models, projections and data.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with the climate risk and/or target setting guidance issued by PCAF, NZBA, TCFD, ISSB, and/or OSFI (B-15)
  • Knowledge or familiarity with internal RBC wholesale lending data systems
  • Experience with or knowledge of carbon-intensive sectors, e.g. agriculture; aluminum; cement; coal; commercial and residential real estate; iron and steel; oil and gas; power generation; and transportation
  • Knowledge and experience in quantitative model development, testing and validation.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • People manager experience
  • Consulting, Critical Thinking, Derivatives, Economic Analysis, Financial Instruments, Investment Banking Analysis, Investment Risk Management, Market Risk, Quantitative Methods


  • Work with the Director, E&S Risk Analytics to assist in the advancement of RBC’s capabilities in measuring financed emissions, setting net-zero targets, and delivering carbon accounting insights across the enterprise.
  • Support target setting through economic and industry research, making powerpoint slides and reports, and presenting research to a wide range of internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with diverse internal stakeholders across business lines and functions to share E&S Risk data and insights, to inform risk management, business strategy, and ESG and climate disclosures.
  • Identify opportunities to improve environmental & social risk data processes and take a leading role in implementing these changes;
  • Optimize data quality and results by seeking out public and private data sources and working with internal stakeholders to source RBC data to improve our climate risk measurement and management capabilities.
  • Lead workstreams and collaborations across multiple teams to accomplish the above
  • Contribute to the development and management of junior members of the E&S Risk Analytics teams


What are the key responsibilities of an Associate Director, Environmental & Social Risk Analytics?

The key responsibilities include assisting in the advancement of measuring financed emissions, setting net-zero targets, delivering carbon accounting insights, collaborating with internal stakeholders, optimizing data quality, leading workstreams and collaborations, and contributing to the development and management of junior team members.

What qualifications are required for this role?

Qualifications include an interest in environmental and social risk, experience in analytics, ability to synthesize data into business insights, proficiency in programming and querying languages (SQL and python), experience developing presentations for senior executives, proficiency in mathematical and statistical analyses, desire to build innovative approaches to complex problems, commitment to quality and accuracy, and excellent communication skills.

What additional qualifications would be beneficial for this role?

Additional qualifications that would be beneficial include knowledge of climate change science, experience with climate risk and target setting guidance, familiarity with internal RBC wholesale lending data systems, experience in carbon-intensive sectors, knowledge of quantitative model development, experience working with diverse stakeholders, and people management experience.

What are the benefits of working as an Associate Director, Environmental & Social Risk Analytics?

Benefits include a comprehensive Total Rewards Program, competitive compensation, opportunities for development through coaching and mentoring, ability to make a difference and lasting impact, dynamic and collaborative work environment, world-class training program in financial services, flexible work/life balance options, challenging work opportunities, opportunities for career growth, and building close relationships with clients.

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