ESG Hub - Manager, Climate Risk

Function(s):  Corporate Services
Work Type:  Permanent
Job Categories:  Experienced Hires
Start Date for Applications:  24-Sep-2022
Closing Date for Applications: 

KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 145 countries and territories and in FY21 had more than 236,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 145 countries and territories and in FY21 had more than 236,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

Job Description

Who We Are:
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 145 countries and territories and in FY21 had more than 236,000 people working in member firms around the world.

KPMG IMPACT is a global cross‐sector initiative that integrates our knowledge and experience regarding global issues such as environmental, social, governance (ESG) performance and sustainability; economic and social development; climate change and decarbonization; and sustainable finance.
 

Team:
In Singapore, ESG Hub has the mission of driving large‐scale economic transformation in Singapore and the region associated with the green transition. Built on strong connectivity within local and regional markets, as well as with KPMG’s Global and Regional ESG Centres of Excellence, the ESG Hub houses highly technical ESG competencies and brings together best practices, all of which are directed to the co‐creation of shared value with our business partners and clients.

Within the ESG Hub, the decarbonisation and net zero professionals will take responsibility for defining KPMG’s overall message on decarbonisation and net zero, driving a consistent global point of view across thought leadership papers, external marketing campaigns and communications to enhance KPMG’s reputation as a climate services leader.

The decarbonisation and net zero team will also support functional professionals across audit, tax and advisory with proposals in this area through the bid stage and through delivery, helping member firms to drive pursuit execution, form a strategic response and pitch for our largest and most important opportunities globally, followed by delivery support where required.

Job Requirements:

  • Cooperate with other Global and Regional ESG centres of Excellence as well as our pillars across KPMG IMPACT to ensure we have integrated and end to end offerings.
  • Interact and support our key priority accounts in relation to climate risk, building strong and meaningful relationships with Lead Partners, client service teams and clients directly.
  • Support and contribute to KPMG's growth plans by working with sectors and functions to build detailed and relevant narratives, which will equip partners and colleagues in initiating conversations related to climate risk with clients.
  • Manage the delivery of climate risk engagements through providing expertise on the areas related to climate risk, helping functional teams delivery support where required, including technical reviews.
  • Manage the Singapore climate risk team, creating a community of knowledge sharing across accounts and functions for this specialist area.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of climate risk as well as climate challenge and drivers for decarbonization
  • University degree, ideally at a Master level or higher, in Environmental Sciences, Natural Science, Geography, Mathematics, Finance, Economics or Actuarial.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working covering topics associated with climate change and climate risk
  • Experience working at a global or regional level within a global professional service organization or financial institution is advantageous
  • Deep knowledge and awareness of current market trends, activities, and key players
  • Proven delivery and contribution of thought leadership with an external voice in the marketplace
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a range of different stakeholders
  • Passionate about the climate change agenda

An Ideal Candidate:

  • You demonstrate independence, innovative and resourceful thinking and strong relationship building, organisational and presentation skills.
  • You feel confident managing stakeholders (external clients & global counterparts) in ambiguous situations with shifting priorities.
  • You have a naturally inquisitive mind with an ability to think “outside the box”.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment.
  • You are keen to build a strong generational practice of impact consultants and a make a significant difference to the society as part of the KPMG team.
     

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by KPMG Talent Acquisition team, personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. At KPMG in Singapore we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, gender identity or expression, colour, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other non-merit factors. We celebrate the different talents that our people bring and support every staff member in their journey to achieve personal and professional growth. One of the ways we do this is through Take Charge: Flexi-work, our flexible working framework which enables agile and innovative teams to help deliver our business goals.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by KPMG Talent Acquisition team, personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

At KPMG in Singapore we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, gender identity or expression, colour, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other non-merit factors. We celebrate the different talents that our people bring and support every staff member in their journey to achieve personal and professional growth. One of the ways we do this is through Take Charge: Flexi-work, our flexible working framework which enables agile and innovative teams to help deliver our business goals.