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ESG & Sustainability Consultant

Company Name: GLIN Impact Capital
Company Location: Tokyo, Japan
Work Type: Fully-Remote
Employment Status: Full-time
Date Posted: June 25, 2024
Apply By: August 28, 2024

About GLIN:

GLIN Impact Capital is an investment fund established to contribute to the development of impact/ESG investing with the mission to “reimagine capitalism for systemic change”. Based on this mission, GLIN makes impact/ESG investments in unlisted growth-stage companies in Japan and the U.S. that are developing businesses with synergies between social impact and economic return. In addition, we provide post-investment support so portfolio companies can grow sustainably while pursuing their social mission.

Leveraging our unique perspective as an investor, we support corporate transformation through our advisory and consulting services to contribute to a future where non-financial information represented by impact/ESG factors will play an important role in corporate evaluations and activities.

As the first fund in Japan to invest in unlisted companies from both impact and ESG perspectives, we will adopt advanced global initiatives, and share our accumulated insights with various stakeholders – including investors, external clients, financial institutions, and governments – while playing a leading role in fostering an ecosystem for a more sustainable model of capitalism.

Job Title:

GLIN ESG/Sustainability – Consultant

Position Overview:

GLIN Impact Capital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Sustainability Consultant to join our dynamic team. As a Sustainability Consultant, you will play a critical role in advising and supporting our clients in their sustainability journey. You will be responsible for conducting assessments, developing strategies, and implementing sustainable initiatives to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals and improve their environmental and social performance.

Responsibilities:

1. Client Engagement:

➢ Collaborate closely with clients to understand their sustainability needs, goals, and challenges.

➢ Conduct comprehensive sustainability assessments to identify key areas for improvement and
potential risks.
➢ Develop tailored sustainability strategies and action plans based on client requirements and industry best practices.
➢ Provide expert advice and guidance on sustainable practices, technologies, and methodologies.
➢ Assist clients in establishing sustainability targets, key performance indicators (KPIs), and monitoring mechanisms.

2. Sustainable Operations:

➢ Conduct environmental impact assessments and develop strategies to reduce resource consumption, waste generation, and carbon emissions.
➢ Advise clients on energy efficiency, renewable energy adoption, water conservation, waste
management, and other sustainable operational practices.
➢ Identify opportunities for sustainable procurement and supply chain optimization, including supplier engagement and responsible sourcing.

3. Stakeholder Engagement:

➢ Facilitate stakeholder engagement processes to understand the needs and expectations of various stakeholders.
➢ Assist clients in developing effective communication and reporting strategies to engage stakeholders and enhance transparency.
➢ Conduct sustainability training and capacity-building sessions for client staff and stakeholders.

4. Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

➢ Develop sustainability performance measurement frameworks and methodologies.
➢ Monitor, analyze, and report on client sustainability performance, including the preparation of
sustainability reports and disclosures.
➢ Stay up-to-date with emerging sustainability trends, regulations, and reporting frameworks to ensure compliance and provide strategic guidance to clients.

5. Thought Leadership:

➢ Contribute to the development of thought leadership content, including white papers, articles, and presentations.
➢ Stay informed about the latest sustainability research, innovations, and best practices.
➢ Participate in industry conferences, seminars, and networking events to enhance GLIN Impact
Capital’s reputation and network.

Requirements:

➢ Bachelor’s or master’s degree in sustainability, environmental science, business administration, or a related field.
➢ At least 2 years of professional experience in sustainability consulting or a similar role.
➢ Deep knowledge of sustainability principles, frameworks, and best practices.
➢ Familiarity with relevant sustainability reporting standards, such as GRI, SASB, or TCFD.

➢ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct data-driven assessments and provide strategic recommendations.
➢ Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple client engagements simultaneously.
➢ Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with clients and stakeholders.
➢ Proficiency in sustainability software and data analysis tools.
➢ Professional certifications in sustainability (e.g., LEED, CSR, GRI) are desirable.
➢ A demonstrated passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change.

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