Senior ESG Business Development Manager, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan

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The Location: Hong Kong or Beijing


We have an exciting opportunity to join the sales team and lead ESG business development for our ESG & climate analytics solutions in the Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan region. You will be reporting to the Head of ESG specialist sales for North Asia ex Japan and will be part of a very specialized, highly talented global team. The team wants to create powerful, positive societal change and help the world transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy as well as generating strong revenue growth for our business.


• Collaborate to help develop and execute on a strategy to grow ESG sales in the market.

• Represent the business at meetings with prospective clients, effectively diagnosing their needs and effectively conveying our ESG value proposition

• Work with clients to advise them on integration of ESG data and research in their processes, support them in use of data and answer technical questions.

• Work closely with our generalist sales team in the region to support our broader strategic goals for the region

• Work with our marketing team to create and deliver regionally relevant thought leadership (white papers, speaking presentations).

• Prospecting, generating leads and writing proposals; following up on new business opportunities and setting up meetings; planning and preparing presentations; establishing and maintaining client accounts

Basic Qualifications:

• Understanding of ESG and the sustainable finance marketplace

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence presenting to large groups at public forums

• Ability to write compelling, articulate proposals for innovative solutions.

• Excellent business acumen, good negotiation skills and persuasiveness

• Personable, and enjoy networking and meeting new people

• Self-motivated and results oriented, with a positive, "can do" attitude

• A sharp intellect, commercial acumen, creative approach to problem solving in a new and innovative industry and an entrepreneurial attitude are important.

• Team player

• Fluent written and spoken English, Mandarin is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Understanding how financial markets operate, and also in particular how financial institutions are evaluating and incorporating ESG and climate issues in their decision-making and the organizations involved (e.g. TCFD, UNPRI)

• Understanding of some of the following: portfolio carbon foot printing and accounting across asset classes, ESG risk and opportunity analysis by investors, TCFD reporting, use of environmental data for financial products (funds and indices), sustainability solutions for banking clients, green bonds.

• Experience working on or servicing a responsible investment/ESG or sustainability team

• Experience in sales (or management consulting) to financial institutions desirable but not critical

• Motivated by commercial objectives and working to a sales target

• Business development and technical, consultative sales experience desirable but not critical

• Speaking and presenting to large groups of people and executive audiences

• Ability to travel extensively to offsite meetings

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Senior ESG Business Development Manager, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan