Sustainability Specialist - Singapore

Long-term contract
Localisation Singapore
Occasional remote authorized
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 04-19-2024

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Application Deadline: 14 June 2024

Department: Advisory - ESG & Mandatory Reporting

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Singapore


About Anthesis

Anthesis is the sustainability activator. Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.

Anthesis has clients across all industry sectors and supports some of the world's largest multinationals such as Reckitt, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face, and Target. The company brings together 1,300+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you're ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to your application process, or need this job advert in a different format, just let us know and we'll be happy to help.

Summary Of Role & Key Responsibilities

Summary of Role

Anthesis Group is seeking a sustainability consultant to join our growing Singapore office. In this role, you will complete sustainability consulting projects, helping clients develop and implement Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies. You will assist in the development and expansion of our Singapore business, leveraging your experience to win clients, complete and oversee complex projects, and collaborate with project teams across time zones to deliver world-class sustainability solutions in Singapore and the broader Asia Pacific region. This is a dynamic role that would best suit a sustainability practitioner with consulting experience across a broad array of relevant sustainability issues, who can also rapidly learn new skills, sectors, tools, and subject matters. Prior experience and having an interest in business development and client management will be highly advantageous.

Fluency in at least one key regional language is not a requirement for this role, but would be an advantage. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates fluent in Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Bahasa Indonesia.

The successful candidate will be part of the ESG Advisory and Mandatory Reporting business line, which provides tailored ESG due diligence, strategy development and advisory services to investors (such as private equity) and corporates. Anthesis helps clients to enhance investments, facilitate access to capital, and comply with increasing regulatory requirements. Alongside supporting the ESG Advisory team, there will be opportunities to work with the wider Anthesis teams which offer a wide range of strategy and consulting services including but not limited to human rights advisory, nature-based solutions, and carbon management.

Candidates should have proven experience working as a sustainability consultant or in a relevant sustainability role in a fast-paced environment. We are open to specialisations in ESG strategy and reporting, climate, nature-based solutions, and/or carbon. Candidates will need to be self-starters and used to operating independently. Candidates may also have exposure to supply chain and human rights related assignments.

Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Complete and (depending on experience) manage complex sustainability advisory projects for a range of clients in Singapore and abroad;
  • Effectively collaborate with and engage diverse project teams and advisors across geographies and time zones to deliver high-quality sustainability solutions;
  • Deliver project tasks on time and within budget;
  • Identify and secure – or provide support in – business and consulting opportunities from new clients, writing proposals and preparing client pitches, and closing deals;
  • Lead ESG materiality assessments using double materiality methodology and facilitating board and executive-level workshops;
  • Support in establishing Anthesis as a thought leader and trusted partner for our clients;
  • Help guide growth and strategy at Anthesis in Singapore.

Required Experience

Key Requirements, Skills Knowledge & Expertise

  • Expertise in sustainability consulting, with possible areas of specialisation including ESG, climate, carbon and/or nature-based solutions;
  • Prior experience working with, or in, private equity, corporates or financial services;
  • Strong management consulting abilities ranging from project management, business development, strategic advisory, to Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience in undertaking business development and client account management;
  • Broad experience across a variety of sustainability issues (e.g. can speak to many material ESG topics with alacrity);
  • Strong understanding and technical knowledge of Singapore and global ESG and sustainability standards and frameworks, including (but not limited to) SGX and MAS requirements, GRI and ISSB, as well as basic working knowledge of relevant EU frameworks, such as EU SFDR and EU CSRD;
  • Demonstrable strategic and systems-level thinking and the ability to structure complex information into clear analytical outputs and recommendations;
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new skills, knowledge, and expertise in different sectors, tools, and subject matters where knowledge gaps may exist;
  • A strong cultural fit with Anthesis values and BCorp;
  • An ambition to drive the growth of the Singapore office.

Required skills:

  • Fluency reading and writing in English in a commercial context;
  • 2-5 years' full-time post-graduate work experience in a relevant industry;
  • Ability to plan, complete and manage multifaceted research projects from the proposal stage to delivering our work to the client;
  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited university; and
  • Professional proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite.

Candidates should also have demonstrable skills in the following areas:

  • A keen interest in sustainability matters, particularly in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • A proactive, can-do mindset and willingness to work outside job specifications when required;
  • An ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines;
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in all areas of work; and
  • Respond well to development feedback.


Your Benefits

  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company.
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team.
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME's who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis.
  • Competitive salary in line with education, experience and skills.
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.

We ask candidates to submit their CV and a cover letter, outlining what attracts them to this position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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