ESG Officer - Singapore

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Emerging Markets Investment Advisers
  • 23 Sep 16

We are seeking to build our team with the addition of an ESG Officer based at our Singapore headquarters. The person will lead implementation and development of the Environmental and Social Management System for the company and ensure compliance on environmental, social and governance commitments of the company, its managed funds and their portfolio companies. The role offers the opportunity for a talented and motivated professional to enter the exciting market of private equity in our countries of operation.

Emerging Markets Investment Advisers (“EMIA”) is a Singapore-based Registered Fund Management Company (“RFMC”) regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. We provide growth capital to dynamic and growing companies in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Our headquarters is located in Singapore and we have established offices in Phnom Penh and Yangon with existing investment teams. EMIA manages two private equity funds, having closed our most recent fund in December 2015. We seek talented and ambitious individuals to help us execute outstanding private equity investments at the highest professional and ethical standards.

ESG Officer – Singapore

We are seeking to build our team with the addition of an ESG Officer based at our Singapore headquarters. The person will lead implementation and development of the Environmental and Social Management System for the company and ensure compliance on environmental, social and governance commitments of the company, its managed funds and their portfolio companies. The role offers the opportunity for a talented and motivated professional to enter the exciting market of private equity in our countries of operation.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the fund manager’s implementation of its Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) as well as the governance and integrity issues which it addresses;
  • Assist the company in continually improving its ESMS and supporting processes;
  • Assist and advise deal teams and contribute to the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into the broader investment process;
  • Ensure that all investment decisions are supported by appropriate ESG due diligence and reporting;
  • Monitor, alongside deal teams, investee companies’ on-going compliance with ESG commitments and reporting requirements and develop, implement and supervise corrective actions and remedies when needed;
  • Develop the fund manager’s annual ESG performance report to stakeholders;
  • Travel to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar as required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current or previous experience working in a similar role , such as within a financial institution or within industry;
  • Degree in a related discipline, e.g. finance, law, economics, business, environmental science, would be an advantage;
  • Previous exposure to the IFC Performance Standards would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of investment and asset management would be an advantage;
  • Strong desire to work in the private equity industry;
  • Excellent English communication skills, including report-writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence to interact with investment colleagues and investee companies;
  • High ethical and professional standards.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced ESG officer to join a leading S.E. Asian private equity fund manager and play a pivotal role in the development of the business.

Applications

Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae and cover letter to careers.emia@emergingmarkets.asia, clearly stating an interest in the “ESG Officer” role in the subject line.