Job purpose and background
- Would you enjoy working to preserve our planet?
- Do you think engaging with large global companies can be an impactful lever for change?
- Do you have a particular interest in working closely with some of the largest Asia Pacific companies on disclosing their environmental risks, opportunities, and impacts?
CDP Hong Kong is seeking a highly motivated individual to engage with and support companies in their environmental disclosures to investors and customers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team that engages with companies in the Asia Pacific region on disclosure requirements around their strategies to mitigate climate change, improve water security, and tackle deforestation. This role will report to the Corporations and Supply Chains Manager at CDP Hong Kong.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with over 50% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
Key responsibilities include:
- Engage directly with Asia Pacific companies to encourage and support their disclosure to CDP questionnaires and increase membership of CDP programs, including Reporter Services and Supply Chain.
- Support the delivery of CDP programs, including Reporter Services and Supply Chain membership programs, through preparation of key outputs such as gap analyses, response reviews, and answering queries on the rationale of CDP questions and scoring methodologies;
- Assist with the production of regional reports, workshops, webinars, and events;
- Support the Corporations and Supply Chains Manager, Hong Kong, on ad hoc projects and carry out any other work that supports CDP’s operations and international presence, as required.
Required skills and experience:
- BA/BSc degree or similar;
- At least 1-2 years of work experience in the corporate or NGO world, with a focus on sustainability issues, strategy, and/or reporting;
- Keen interest in corporate sustainability themes and related company challenges, especially with regard to climate change, water security, and/or deforestation;
- Ability to interact convincingly with people at different levels of seniority and from different cultural backgrounds;
- Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
- Proactive attitude;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
- Ability to work effectively in a small team and remotely with colleagues in CDP’s global offices;
- Love for data and information and utilizing it to drive change.
- Excellent English skills (verbal and written), fluency in Mandarin and/or a Southeast Asian language is an advantage.
This is a full-time role based at CDP’s Hong Kong office reporting to the Corporations and Supply Chains Manager.
Salary and benefits: competitive NGO salary, annual discretionary bonus, 24 days’ holiday and others.
Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in Hong Kong.
Before you apply
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