Job Purpose and Background
Are you passionate about tackling climate change, nature’s destruction and the world’s water crisis? Do you believe the private sector is a critical part of the solution? CDP’s innovative water security programme is looking for a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced, varied and autonomous environment. Based in CDP’s Hong Kong office, you will be responsible for engaging large companies and financial institutions in Southeast Asia to drive private-sector action to address water-related issues.
About CDP’s Water Program
CDP’s water program was launched in 2009 to improve water security by enabling the collection and provision of critical water-related data from the world’s largest companies. This data is used to inform the global market on investment risk and commercial opportunity, and to spark private sector transformation towards improved corporate water stewardship. With the backing of 515 financial institutions with $106 trillion in assets, in 2020 the program enabled 2934 companies to disclose on water issues.
Role, purpose and background
This new role is central to the delivery of a new grant funded project, “The Ambition Loop”. The aim of the project is to scale water-related transparency and disclosure through CDP to catalyse more responsible use of water resources amongst major water consuming and polluting companies.
A key outcome of the project is that these companies are integrating water into fundamental business governance processes, leading to reduced water demands, the elimination of pollution and enhanced access to WASH across their direct operations and supply chains. This role is focused on achieving this outcome for corporates and financial institutions operating in Southeast Asia. The role will report jointly to the Director of CDP Hong Kong and the Director of CDP’s Water Security Team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging financial institutions and corporates in Southeast Asia to address their water risks and impacts. This will involve building capacity amongst, and providing relevant tools to, Southeast Asian companies to report to CDP’s TCFD-aligned questionnaire, thereby driving corporate behaviour change on water security.
Key responsibilities include:
Essential skills and experience:
Desirable characteristics and skills:
This is a full-time role for a contract until 31/12/2024 based at CDP’s Hong Kong office.
Salary and benefits: salary is dependent on experience however our starting salary is HKD 369,369.03 per annum. As well as this we provide an annual discretionary bonus, 24 days holidays+ public holidays, the opportunity to work flexibly and many others.
Applicants must be eligible to work legally in Hong Kong.
Before you apply
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How to apply
To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to [email protected] with ‘Regional Water Lead, Southeast Asia’ in the subject. The deadline is 16 September 2021.