Senior Advisor Sustainability – People & Human Rights

  • Dienstverband
  • Utrecht


You bring about a changed, more sustainable future and realise this ambition jointly with our clients. This, by helping our colleagues and clients to tackle urgent people and human rights challenges in our business, products and operations.

You and your job

‘People & Human Rights’ as a theme regards impacts and opportunities of our organization through our financial services and business relationships on fair labor conditions and how human rights are respected in the geographies and sectors in which our clients and Rabobank are active. As a senior Addvisor Sustainability on People & Human Rights, you are an internally and externally recognized thought leader on this theme in banking, and you contribute to increasing Rabobank’s sustainable impact in our financing, networks and knowledge.

Get results

  • Make sure our strategy, target-setting, assessments, policies, standards, commitments, and reporting regarding people and human rights contain the right stakeholder considerations, best practices and our moral compass.
  • Ambitions, trends, roadmaps of market peers and stakeholders inform our strategies and ambitions for the regions, sectors and client types we cover.
  • You transform your People & Human Rights expertise into visions, knowledge maps, assessment criteria for clients and transactions, and into learning and training content.

Top 3 responsibilities

  • Know the technical, policy frameworks and banking stakeholder needs for Human Rights & People like no other, content-wise and timing-wise. You know what’s coming to Rabobank in the medium to longer term, and raise the issues and impacts Rabobank should prepare for
  • Turn the knowledge into actionable tools for vision and strategy, business opportunities, impact banking and risk management
  • Oversee and manage the action list and back log of the theme in the team, in sync with our planning, policies, projects, business process embedding, and our transitions on food, diversity & inclusion, and energy

Within our Sustainability department, we work in three teams: Policy & Risk, Regulations and Commitments, and Strategy & Climate Program. This position is part of the Policy & Risk team. The senior advisor is the leading specialist on the People & Human Rights theme in the team. You build, organise, apply and share your expertise on the theme effectively.

Together we achieve more than alone

We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people’s differences is what makes us an even better bank. So we are very curious about what you can bring to our team at Policy & Risk.

“Impacts on people and respecting human rights and fair labor conditions is at the core of responsible business conduct. They are part of the transitions and our moral compass for doing business, in addition to becoming more relevant in market standards and best practices.”
Olaf Brugman, head of Sustainability Policy & Risk

The 10 colleagues in team Policy & Risk develop and maintain Rabobank’s group-wide sustainability policies, advise on what external commitments to adopt, provide in-depth expert opinions on high sustainability risk clients and projects, engage with external stakeholders on sustainability issues of the financial sector, of Rabobank, and our clients, develop and deliver training and knowledge sharing on sustainability topics related to our policies and related to sustainability assessments of clients and projects.

Working together is the way we work; as 1 determined team at Rabobank. Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,500,000 customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business.

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