CIMB Group Holdings Berhad is establishing a dedicated sustainability talent programme to address the talent pool gap in this fast-growing area by spearheading sustainability training and capacity building for those interested in careers in this area, including fresh graduates, employees,, and mid-career professionals.
The group plans for an academy to be set up as a vehicle for capacity building to accelerate its sustainability agenda, starting with internal talent. The academy will provide a full spectrum of sustainability training programmes and competency-based learning interventions, with tailored content to equip talent with the required knowledge and expertise to excel in this space. The aim is to develop a pipeline of diversely skilled talent who will benefit not only CIMB, but also the broader ecosystem over the long term in collectively driving the ESG agenda.
Among the programme is the signature two-year, The Complete Banker Programme. This extension of CIMB’s established graduate trainee programme will allow young graduates to gain broad exposure to different areas within sustainability and build their experience by placing them in relevant roles across the Group. TCB-Fusion programme, where students get to experience working with CIMB in addition to other organisations before finalising their preferred career path, will include partnerships with WWF-Malaysia, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, and other sustainability-focused partners.
Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Group Chief People Officer & Group Chief Sustainability Officer of CIMB Group said, “The Sustainability imperative is and will accelerate in its influence on capital mobilisation and dislocation globally. As CIMB intensifies our efforts in this ESG space, scaling up our talent pool is critical. We are introducing dedicated sustainability talent programmes which will contribute meaningfully towards broadening and deepening the talent pool. This effort will not only benefit CIMB’s sustainability goals but also address the scarcity of talent in this critical field across the broader ecosystem.