ESG Engagement Manager – Asia

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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I. Major Functions:

  • To support the Asia Finance & Commodities Head in carrying out engagement and advocacy work across the finance sector in Asia and in creating in house research backed reports and workshop materials;
  • To work with local WWF offices across Asia on executing national finance sector engagement strategies;
  • To work with WWF commodity experts on developing suitable risk management tools;
  • To work directly with the finance sector to implement ESG practices in their investment and lending activities.

II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage research on commodities supply chains, ESG issues and sustainability disclosure and performance by companies;
  • Support regional WWF offices to assess and benchmark financial institutions’ extent of ESG integration and regulatory standards;
  • Manage the design and writing of reports and guides to be used to engage banks and investors on ESG integration;
  • Conduct capacity building workshops targeted at financial institutions;
  • Work with WWF commodity and forestry experts to distill insights and knowledge into guidance tools for the finance sector;
  • Work with banks and investors to develop responsible lending policies, ESG risk appraisal tools and appropriate monitoring and reporting frameworks;
  • Assist the Asia Head of Finance and Commodities in advocacy and developing partnerships with the finance sector and other stakeholders in the region.;
  • Assist in monitoring, evaluating, budgeting and reporting of project performance against planned objectives and deliverables and milestones;
  • Develop collective engagement projects with investors.

III. Profile:

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant educational qualifications, Master’s Degree preferred, in either finance, economics or environment management;
  • Minimum 6 years working experience in the area of finance or sustainability, experience working with corporates is preferred.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • A good understanding of how environmental concerns relate to material business risks and opportunities;
  • General knowledge of the finance sector levers for change as they relate to sustainability;
  • Ability to analyze ESG issues and to effectively communicate these to financial institution partners;
  • Able to prioritise and operate under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Must be able to travel internationally (approx. 5%).

IV. Working Relationships:

Internal - Relevant departments within the WWF network

External – With financial institutions, regulators, stock exchanges, responsible finance platforms and consultants

Interested applicants please forward your covering letter and CV to . Please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Why this is a green job

Established on 29 April 1961, it was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since then, WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organisations in the world.

Today, we have more than 5 million supporters worldwide; and we are present in more than 100 countries to conserve and protect our natural environment.

Gland, Switzerland is the home of WWF International, the secretariat for WWF’s global organisation. Its role is to lead and coordinate the WWF Network of offices around the world, through developing policies and priorities, fostering global partnerships, coordinating international campaigns, and providing supportive measures in order to help make the global operation run as smoothly as it can.

WWF is governed by a Board of Trustees under an International President, Yolanda Kakabadse. Our President Emeritus is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

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