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Title:  Project Manager, Net Zero




Requisition ID: 150039

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Scotiabank’s approach to Sustainability focuses on four pillars — Environmental Action, Economic Resilience, Inclusive Society and Leadership & Governance. We develop, implement and invest in initiatives across these pillars in order to maximize our positive impact on the world.


ESG is a strategic imperative for the Bank with attention from the CEO and the Board. Scotiabank seeks to be a leading bank in this area.  


As part of the Climate Change team, the Project Manager, Net Zero will play an integral role in helping Scotiabank advance its Net Zero Pathways project and Climate Commitments. 



•    Champions a customer-focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.

•    Manages the enterprise-wide Net Zero Pathways project, including the development of schedules/workback plans, tracking of project deliverables, and liaison with different internal teams across the bank.

•    Supports the bank’s internal Net Zero working groups, including meeting facilitation and follow-ups. Supports the development of internal briefing materials to senior executives and Board of Directors. 

•    Supports the bank’s internal teams in tracking emissions reductions progress against interim targets, integrating Net Zero levers into business line planning, and setting targets for future priority sectors. 

•    Supports other members of the Climate Change team in climate-related analyses, decarbonization research, and advisory efforts to help business lines develop new products and services. 

•    Assists in Net Zero related issues management, including providing research and content on inbound ESG communications needs.

•    Assists in Net Zero project budgeting and payment tracking, in collaboration with the finance and operations team, as appropriate.

•    Fosters climate engagement with internal stakeholders, mobilizing knowledge, commitment, and action across the organization. 

•    Supports on other tasks as assigned related to climate change, decarbonization, and Net Zero initiatives.

•    Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

•    Creates an environment in which their team pursues effective and efficient operations of their respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk. 

•    Builds a high-performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment and using a coaching mindset and behaviors; communicating vison/values/business strategy; and, managing succession and development planning for the team.



Education / Experience / Other Information
•    4+ years of work experience in Sustainability, ESG and/or Project Management
•    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, such as business, science, sustainability, or economics
•    Formal project management training
•    PMI certification (e.g. PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP) or agile training is considered an asset
•    Master’s degree and/or experience in Corporate Social Responsibility/Business Sustainability/Climate Change is considered an asset
•    Exceptional organizational skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills, and stakeholder facilitation skills



Working Conditions
•    Work in a standard office-based environment; non-standard hours are a common occurrence.  


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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