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AVP of Sustainability

Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 11, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Purpose

• Responsible for leading and managing sustainability reporting across Great Eastern Holdings (GEH)
• Work closely with the team, key stakeholders and the Sustainability Taskforce to support GEH's Sustainability Strategy
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to foster a comprehensive understanding of ESG principles, while driving adoption of international guidelines and standard within the Group.

The Job

• Lead for GEH's sustainability reporting. This includes reporting and verifying of sustainability data, providing recommendations for continuous improvement and ensuring that ESG material factors are relevant to GEH amidst the changing business landscape
• Work closely with the team and key stakeholders to deliver on GEH's Sustainability Strategy and support the Sustainability Taskforce
• Keeping up to date with the latest developments and best practices in sustainability impact measurement, reporting and disclosures
• Ensure accurate data and disclosure, and maintain documentation of processes and methodologies around data collection, ESG metrics/indicators and calculation methodologies
• Collating and analyzing data to generate insights related to GEH's ESG performance and impact
• Engaging with key stakeholders to ensure consistency in implementation and compliance with the Group's sustainability-related frameworks and policies
• Prepare necessary reports/presentations to senior management and Board
• Takes accountability in considering business and regulatory compliance risks and takes appropriate steps to mitigate the risks
• Maintains awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats and technologies in order to understand the risk and better safeguard the company
• Highlights any potential concerns /risks and proactively shares best risk management practices.
• Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as necessary from time to time

Our Requirements
• University degree
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in ESG reporting, data monitoring and evaluation, sustainability audits or ESG risk analysis
• Familiar with ESG disclosure requirements and reporting frameworks, social impact measurement, and carbon footprint accounting
• Strong ability to source, manage and analyse data
• Able to design clear and impactful graphical visualisations to communicate data insights
• Strong and clear communication and presentation skills
• Experience in financial institutions is a bonus
• Team player with high level of integrity and accountability
• High level of integrity, takes accountability of work and good attitude over teamwork.
• Takes initiative to improve current state of things and adaptable to embrace new changes

About Great Eastern

Established in 1908, Great Eastern places customers at the heart of everything we do. Our legacy extends beyond our products and services to our culture, which is defined by our core values and how we work. As champions of Integrity, Initiative and Involvement, our core values act as a compass, guiding and inspiring us to embrace the behaviours associated with each value, upholding our promise to our customers - to continue doing our best for them in a sustainable manner.

We work collaboratively with our stakeholders to look for candidates who exhibit or have the potential to embrace our core values and associated behaviours, as these are the key traits that we expect from our employees as they develop their careers with us.

We embrace inclusivity, giving all employees an equal opportunity to shine and play their role in exploring possibilities to deliver innovative insurance solutions.

Since 2018, Great Eastern has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Principles of Sustainable Insurance. Our sustainability approach around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations play a key role in every business decision we make. We are committed to being a sustainability-driven company to achieve a low-carbon economy by managing the environmental footprint of our operations and incorporating ESG considerations in our investment portfolios; improving people's lives by actively helping customers live healthier, better and longer; and drive responsible business practices through material ESG risk management.

To all recruitment agencies: Great Eastern does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our email or our employees. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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