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The position will be the senior APAC representative for the ESG Solutions team, with primary oversight for all ESG outreach and engagements in APAC.
A particular focus will be the co-ordination of an in-person outreach and engagement strategy with leading policy makers, and market participants to maximise the impact for Moody's Corporation's ESG positioning in APAC, and globally.
ESG, climate risk and sustainable finance are a highly important areas of focus for Moody's Corporation. This is a high-profile opportunity to be part of a global ESG Solutions team working to rapidly identify, analyse and influence market-leading, innovative solutions for ESG.
Responsible for the strategic planning, execution and coordination of ESG market-facing outreach and engagement in APAC to issuers, investors, standard setters, influencers and other market participants interested in understanding Moody's ESG services
Support senior level global outreach to regulators, policymakers and other key influential external parties
Support ESG content and research strategy, taking responsibility for coordinating, writing and publishing a variety of cross sector ESG reports
Coordinate with other business groups to ensure an aligned and coordinated ESG research and outreach approach across Moody's and the affiliates Vigeo Eiris and 427
Work with colleagues in Moody's Investors Services, Moody's Analytics, Vigeo Eiris and 427 in support of Moody's broader engagement with influential external organisations such as the TCFD, PRI and relevant investor coalition groups
Present at conferences, investor and internal senior management meetings
Attend internal discussions, including ESG working group meetings, to further the development of Moody's ESG capabilities
Develop and maintain an understanding of key ESG issues and highlight the implications for Moody's
Responsible for developing an ESG / APAC policy education program for Moody's Corporation in collaboration with internal stakeholders, e.g. at MIS
The role requires an experienced, highly motivated individual with direct knowledge of ESG, SDG and climate risk issues, the way in which such factors influence risk assessment and a demonstrated track record in coordinating the delivery of high-quality outreach and engagement in APAC. Understanding, and interest in, broader ESG and sustainability issues, and their application in the investment decision-making process, would be an advantage for the position.
Strong analytical and technical skills developed at a bank, development institution, management consultancy or rating agency
Detailed and extensive understanding of current trends in ESG and sustainable investing
Track record of developing senior relationships with external organisations influential in the ESG and climate area would be advantageous
Previous experience with the application of third party ESG or other risk research and data would be advantageous
Previous experience in ESG policy and engagement work would be advantageous
Experienced practitioner with demonstrated ability to work effectively with credit / equity analysts or portfolio managers, e.g. at a large institutional investor or a credit rating agency
Excellent communication skills, including significant experience of writing and publishing research and comfortable presenting to large and experienced audiences
Strong collaboration skills, a track record of working successfully with multiple stakeholders
Bachelor's degree required and graduate/second level degree (Masters, MBA) preferred
Articulate and effective communicator in both writing and presentation
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
Fluent in English; and ideally (Mandarin) Chinese are a pre-requisite
Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint; advanced knowledge of MS Excel a plus
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.