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Manager- Sustainability Solutions

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Global Initiatives

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About Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives (GI) is an international company operating in the field of Sustainability. Established in Singapore in 2006, GI advances sustainability impact using data-science. It has traditionally helped promote partnerships between corporate entities and their stakeholders to address global challenges. Its partners include a large number of multinationals and international organisations such as the UNDP and WWF to name a few.

The pillars of our business operation in GI include

  1. Stakeholder Engagement: Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) and the Responsible Business Forum (RBF)
  2. Integrated Data Solutions: Supply chain Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and the Corporate Employees Program (CEP)
  3. Corporate Communications: Social Media, Marketing and Editorials

You will be joining GI at a very exciting time as the organisation is venturing into new and arguably pathbreaking ways to convert conversation into action, and is exploring areas where GI can play a pivotal role in shaping sustainability in Singapore and beyond.

The Role

Being an agile and dynamic firm, employees in GI engage in a wide range of activities. They are encouraged to show initiative and to operate independently.

Reporting to the Strategic Adviser, you will be responsible to help deliver on the company’s key objectives. These would include:

  • Development of sustainability assessment frameworks with alignment to GRI, UN SDGs and/or CDP reporting guidelines
  • Contributing to the company’s new initiatives focussed on sustainable finance, green loans and SMEs via ideation, brainstorming and concept validation.
  • Deliver industry pattern and performance through data analytics and data visualisation
  • Deliver flagship events such as SBAs and RBFs by helping define the agenda in accordance with UN’s Sustainability Development Goals and overseeing internal and outgoing communications.
  • Looking after the company’s content production, including sourcing/writing feature stories and managing GI’s social media and digital assets,
  • Engaging with the company’s external stakeholders -clients, partners and supporting agents,
  • Background or experience with Carbon Offsets or Carbon Footprint Calculation will be an added bonus

Several of these activities will be undertaken with support from other executives.

The Position

Location: Singapore (Some travel may be required ultimately)
Employment type: Full time
Industry: Environmental Services
Function area: Sustainability assessment, reporting standards, ESG

Job Criteria / Required Experience

  • Singaporean and PRs only
  • A Degree or Master’s in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Geography or equivalent
  • Fresh graduates are welcomed to apply.
  • Passionate about ESG and sustainability
  • Ability to manage multiple portfolios, work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills, willingness to contribute to the success of a growing and dynamic organization, and able to articulate ideas clearly
  • Have a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Support written and spoken English Language, and fluency in another Southeast Asian Language is a huge bonus
  • Relatively comfortable and familiar with analytical tools like MS Excel, Qualtrics statistical analyses and basic CSS in HTML
  • Knowledge in R programming, SPSS, Tableau, Google Data Analytics and an understanding of User Interface and User Experience (UI UX) will be an added advantage

Please send a covering letter (1-page) and CV (2-page max.) to Chief Operating Officer, Shefali Chaddha at

Immediate availability will be viewed favourably. Application deadline

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