Director of ESG, Environmental, Social, & Governance

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Gary Wong
Email email Gary
Reference ACWI-020474_1657770735

Our client is an international Financial Services Group with a strong history across the Asia Pacific region in the Retail Wealth, Insurance and Asset Management businesses. The Group is known for their newly established ESG structure / framework within the industry. As part of Group's the significant investments in this space, new senior headcount has been created to develop further vision for the programs, which would be aligned with the Global ESG approach and set industry standard.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Drive impact and achievement of ESG KPIs through orchestrating cross-functional action plans
  • Embed Group office ESG Approach by developing targets, goals and KPIs
  • Develop strategic plan, oversee implementation, and monitor progress and identify areas where the Group can improve environmental and social impact
  • Partner with different functions to increase overall awareness, enhance understanding and integration of ESG factors into their areas
  • Lead the team to collect, validate and distribute ESG data & content and compile reports for various internal & external stakeholders, including Group ESG team
  • Serve as subject matter expert in ESG, lead training, engagement sessions or workshops on ESG practices for employees within Group
  • Remain up to date on ESG trends and regulatory developments, and translate them into actionable improvements
  • Work closely with different functions to identify and participate in external forums, awards, or sponsorships to amplify visibility
  • Support external communication to different stakeholders on material developments in the AIAHK's ESG performance and credentials
  • Participate in management or board meetings with company leadership
  • Facilitate and organize the agenda for ESG Committee meetings

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree/ Certifications in relevant fields, e.g., Sustainability and Climate Risk (Global Association of Risk Professionals) and other relevant Management courses on ESG
  • Minimum of 15 year+ management experience preferably in financial or related industry, of which at least 6 years in ESG related roles
  • Strong ESG knowledge, including sustainability, climate related risks and opportunities as well as ESG reporting and up to date with the development of global ESG standards
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of the relevant ESG levers for the FS industry
  • The ability to influence and catalyse change to improve ESG performance through the application of exceptional interpersonal, relationship building, influencing and collaboration skills
  • Commercial, creative, and pragmatic thinking approach
  • The aptitude to excel in an agile environment
  • Outstanding communication with all levels of stakeholders including employees, management, Board, and regulators

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