About the Organisation
The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is Asia’s leading member-based advocacy and investor engagement organisation focused on the financial, economic and investment implications of climate change. AIGCC is an initiative to create awareness and encourage action among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity and a trusted forum for investors active in Asia to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy related to climate change.
The Senior Associate, Asia will be part of the Climate Finance Fellowship, a pilot initiative providing pathways for finance professionals to transition to climate finance careers with the goal of accelerating organizations leading the energy transition financing movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to your position at AIGCC, as a Fellow you will benefit from climate change, energy finance, and leadership development training, as well as building your global network of likeminded professionals. Some international travel may also be required. IREX, a global non-profit that has supported more than 50,000 Fellows over 50 years, will implement the fellowship and provide ongoing support to you and your host organization.
About the Job
This role will sit across AIGCC’s three pillars of work – Investor awareness and capacity building, Investor Practice and Policy Engagement – with a focus on energy transition. You will learn investors views and implementation challenges around energy transition and high emitting sectors across different Asian markets. This role will be responsible for supporting and implementing AIGCC’s existing work programs related to energy transition, namely energy transition working group, Asia Utilities Engagement Program (AUEP), policy engagement, and Climate Action 100+. It will involve, analysis of companies and regulations in high emitting sectors including power utilities, oil and gas, mining, steel, automobiles and renewables, as well as member and stakeholder engagement and management, including with investors, financial regulators, policymakers, and other key stakeholders in Asian markets. This is a full-time contract position for 1 year with the option of extending (to be considered at the end of the contractual period), based in any major Asian market. The role reports to the AIGCC Directors that manage the programs mentioned above.
Support and lead AIGCC’s existing working groups in Energy Transition and other working groups where company/sector analysis is needed to help investors effectively discuss and engage on relevant climate and transition issues. Other working groups include Engagement and Policy, Physical Risk and Resilience, Paris Aligned Investment, and Forest and Land Use.
Engage with investors members to identify newer areas of work and topics for engagement based on their progress and interest.
Support AIGCC’s policy engagement work, particularly on responding to consultations in different Asian markets on energy transition related content including taxonomies, climate disclosure, transition guidelines and frameworks, etc.
Develop content for AIGCC communications including, for example, the AIGCC member newsletter, monthly member meetings, member case studies, report publications and related member communications material, as required.
Promote AIGCC’s advocacy goals through multiple communication channels, including representing AIGCC in forums and public events, as required.
Provide support in the organisation and implementation of AIGCC’s Asia Utilities Engagement Program (AUEP). Activities include (among others):
- Ongoing analysis of target power utilities companies against AUEP’s common investor agenda on governance, decarbonisation strategy, disclosure, physical risk and public policy.
- Support completion of deliverables and activities under AUEP, including organising policy engagement sessions in collaboration with AIGCC’s policy team with governments and regulators in the markets of Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Support delivery of relevant AIGCC communications materials and events (e.g., policy submissions, presentations, media briefings, reports, workshops, working group meetings).
- Coordinate work with the rest of AIGCC team to support project delivery where required.
At least three to five years’ experience as equity/fixed-income analyst in either buy-side or sell-side, ideally with a focus in energy, mining, oil & gas, commodities or other high emitting sectors.
Fluent spoken and written English a must. Business-level language skills in other major Asian languages, regarded as a positive.
Experience in supporting and coordinating the delivery of outcomes from international collaborations across multiple time zones, markets and cultures.
Experience designing and managing investors through significant and complex projects characterised by changing dynamics and myriad relationships.
Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants.
Ability to evaluate workload and prioritise projects in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
Strong organisational, project management, writing, verbal communication and interpersonal and skills.
Able to direct and manage multiple projects at the same time.
A motivated and proactive self-starter, and confident working independently and as a team player in a fast-growing organisation in a start-up environment.
Desire to work in a mission-driven and non-profit environment.
Must be legally eligible to work full time in your country of residence.
In order to apply, email your application by Monday 23rd October 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org