| June 5, 2024

ESG Assistant Manager/Manager, Social Impact and Sustainability

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  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website KPMG

KPMG in Singapore is part of a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 143 countries and territories with more than 273,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.


Job Description

KPMG in Singapore commenced work on ESG-related engagements as early as 2002, making it one of the first Big 4 firms to advise companies on their ESG journey in Singapore. The KPMG ESG team has the mission of driving large‐scale economic transformation in Singapore and the region associated with the green transition. Built on strong connectivity within local and regional markets, as well as with KPMG’s Global and Regional ESG Centres of Excellence, the KPMG ESG team houses highly technical ESG competencies and brings together best practices, all of which are directed to the co‐creation of shared value with our business partners and clients.

The KPMG ESG team also supports functional professionals across audit, tax and advisory with proposals in this area from the bid stage and through to delivery. This involves helping teams in Singapore as well as other member firms to drive pursuit execution, form a strategic response and pitch for our largest and most important opportunities globally, followed by delivery support where required.

We work on ESG reporting, strategy, and other ESG-related advisory projects such as impact investing and social return on investment. We study trends to understand future directions of ESG in different industries and advise our clients as to the adequacy and effectiveness of their measures and strategy considerations.

In light of the growing demands for social impact-related services, we are looking for a Manager to join our KPMG ESG team.
Together with a team of ESG and other professionals within the firm, you will:

  • Position KPMG as a leading firm for social impact-related services in Singapore and Southeast Asia, in collaboration with other Global and Regional ESG Centres of Excellence as well as cross-functional teams to ensure we have integrated and end-to-end offerings.
  • Support business development activities including the development of proposals as well as thought leadership pieces, and other industry-driven engagements.
  • Support the development and delivery of service offerings in areas such as:
  • Impact framework implementation, including implementation and design of methodologies for clients to align themselves with key impact frameworks such as IRIS+ as launched by the GIIN, and SROI;
  • Social impact strategy, including providing strategic guidance to clients on philanthropic initiatives, impact investment opportunities, and sustainable business practices; and
  • Capacity building, including drafting and conducting training sessions and workshops, for both internal and external parties, to assist them in understanding social impact and key impact frameworks
  • Staying abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging opportunities within the philanthropy and impact investing space, as well as conducting in-depth research and analysis to support all client recommendations.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including senior management within our clients as well as partners and global contacts within our own organisation.
  • Support the team in delivery of client engagements, ensuring high quality service and building relationships with a client-for-life approach.
  • Ensure robust risk management procedures are carried out in accordance with the firm’s guidelines and requirements.

We are looking for a passionate and purposeful individual(s) who:

  • Is strongly passionate about ESG issues and committed to making a difference in the corporate landscape.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of the social impact landscape and impact frameworks, as well as key elements when building out an ESG strategy for impact investing and philanthropic initiatives.
  • Possesses an outstanding academic record, preferably in Accountancy, Social Sciences, Economics, Business, or Communications.
  • Has a minimum of 5 years’ full-time relevant working experience, preferably in philanthropy, impact investing, and/or social impact consulting.
  • Has excellent knowledge of MS office, especially MS PowerPoint and Excel, and is adept at developing presentation materials to a high quality with a short turnaround.
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication (written and spoken) skills, enjoys working with people and is able to build relationships with and manage a range of different stakeholders, both external and internal.
  • Is of a curious temperament, independent in learning, and a self-starter with good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Has effective project management skills and is able to multi-task to deliver on varying priorities within a highly pressured and often shifting environment



To apply for this job please visit careers.kpmg.com.sg.