ESG Manager

You will develop the ESG vision and strategy of Isabel Group and ensure they are known and executed within the company.

Risk & Compliance

Job description

You will lead ESG-initiatives, define KPI’s and report about these to internal and external stakeholders.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Create an ESG vision and strategy for Isabel Group
  • Ensure validation by ESG committee, executive team and/or board where appropriate
  • Define a yearly action plan to meet Isabel Group’s internal and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate, execute and follow up on initiatives to realize the plan
  • Communicate about the plan, initiatives and progress to colleagues and management
  • Act as a single point of contact for the whole Isabel Group team regarding ESG matters
  • Develop and implement an ESG reporting system including budget, targets and KPI’s
  • Prepare reporting for colleagues, executive committee, board as well as the outside world
  • Monitor ESG trends, industry standards and changes in regulations
  • Help Isabel Group teams apply good ESG practices to avoid or mitigate adverse impact on society and the environment
  • Develop partnerships with external parties to support Isabel Group ESG objectives
  • Manage the yearly budget

The current focus areas for these tasks are:

  • Environment: reduce energy usage and impact on climate change
  • Social: promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
  • Social: increase impact on local community
  • Governance: ensure strategic alignment between shareholding banks and Isabel Group
  • Compliance & Reporting: make sure Isabel Group complies with future (European) legislation regarding reporting requirements

In this role, you will be part of the Isabel Group Compliance team and work closely with:

  • The ESG core team: volunteers within Isabel Group that drive the ESG program on top of their day-to-day tasks
  • The ESG committee: the ESG steering committee with representatives from Legal, Finance, HR & the ESG core team.
  • The executive team: for final validation of ESG initiatives


  • Experience in sustainability/ESG
  • Familiarity with ESG reporting initiatives and related EU standards and regulations
  • Excellent project management and communication skills. Pragmatic can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English. Dutch or French are a plus
  • Good networking and negotiation skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders

Company profile

Isabel Group is a large (+350 FTE) and profitable company with a pedigree of more than 25 years, owned by the major banks of Belgium. At the same time, we are the largest Belgian Fintech, growing organically by investing in new technologies and products as well as through acquisitions of young Fintech companies.


  • Flex Income Plan
  • Hybrid remote work
  • Personal development plan
  • Premium tools
  • Innovating projects
  • IsaFun surprises (also at home!)

AND a bunch of wonderful colleagues

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