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Assistant Manager- Sustainability Finance

Date:  30-Nov-2022
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Finance
Sub-Function:  Corporate Finance





 

About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Job Description

Sustainability Finance Team: This young, homegrown team’s vision is to deliver long-term value preservation (and support value creation) by embedding sustainability into business strategy and key decision-making. The team strives to achieve this through translating impacts (both, impacts of sustainability risks on Olam’s businesses and impacts of Olam’s businesses on environment/ communities) into financial i.e., dollar values so that these impacts can be incorporated into financials that drive business decision making. 

 

The team is responsible for assessing and measuring impacts of climate risks on Olam’s assets and operations, ensuring management of these risks is institutionalized through Enterprise Risk Management. The team also assesses and measures impacts of Olam’s operations on environment, communities through its natural/ social/ human capital accounting and valuation work. Thirdly, the team is responsible for carbon accounting (in line with GHG Protocol, VCS), incl. for corporate GHG inventorizing purposes and measuring impacts from decarbonization initiatives. Lastly, the team assesses and measures financial impacts from ESG risks for new investments so that these impacts can be incorporated into the investment’s financial modelling. The team works with various subject matter experts with deep understanding of Olam’s businesses, community matters, nature-based solutions etc., to drive overall sustainability strategy making and implementation process.  

Key Deliverables

  • Support in the sustainability reporting development process, including Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Support greenhouse gas emissions accounting and management in accordance with the GHG Protocol and Verified Carbon Standard.
  • Support implementation of ESG initiatives through extensive project management; track and monitor initiatives through the development of performance indicators, target-setting, tracking of progress against targets, etc.
  • Work closely with various teams, including Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS), Manufacturing and Technical Services (MATS), Finance, Risk Management, Human Resource, Business Units (BUs) to drive, track and monitor performance of ESG initiatives
  • Support various technological efforts such as, automation of gathering sustainability related data, carbon accounting and management platform, sustainability performance management platform and sustainability reporting platform.
  • Support in the development of presentation decks for key meetings and presentations to the Olam Board, Olam shareholders, project sponsors and other senior leaders on the progress of sustainability projects
  • Support in the collection and analysis of data from relevant internal stakeholders

Requirements

  • Strong passion for sustainability and keen to make an impact on ground in the agriculture sector
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, accountancy, economics, engineering or environmental sciences
  • Well versed in relevant sustainability guidelines and frameworks, e.g. SASB, GRI, TCFD, CDP etc.
  • Superior analytical aptitude and proactive problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage projects end-to-end in collaboration with multiple teams
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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