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Engagement Manager (China Office)

Location: Beijing, China

Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) brings the voice of investors to Asia’s sustainable development challenges. We run collaborative engagement programmes across Asia which assemble coalitions of investors to address strategic sustainability issues and use dialogue as the tool to create change with senior business decision makers. Our main areas of expertise are energy transition and its financing, sustainable protein, and sustainable real estate. Within energy transition we currently target banks power and steel companies and will soon extend to other sectors that are major users or producers of energy.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of ARE’s new office in Beijing, China. We are looking for an additional team member to assist the China Country Director with engagement work with targeted companies in China. The focus will mainly be on energy companies, financial institutions, steel companies and other commercial businesses or social entities.

The Manager will support the China Country Director to develop relationships with companies and investors which will catalyse the engagement work backed by our platform investors.


Required attributes: 

  • Tenacious, collaborative and intellectually curious
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural context
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Identify themes, recognise issues and be able to discuss constructive solutions
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data, strong presentation and writing skills


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with companies by arranging meetings, presenting and sharing information
  • Implement engagement and communication with companies backed by platform investors to develop and influence companies’ decarbonization strategies
  • Collaborate with team members in China and Singapore on research publications and writing communications including reports, presentations, blogs, articles etc.
  • Support the team in maintaining and updating a database of research on corporate targets, regulatory policies and changes across finance, energy and heavy industry related sectors
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of information and be a knowledge manager in specific markets


Requirements and competencies:

We are looking for someone with 3-5 years’ experience in corporate business development, finance, investment, energy, heavy industry, sustainability or other relevant sector with the appropriate skill set

Relevant academic background up to Bachelors or Master’s degree level in subjects such as economics, finance, business or environmental management

Fluent in Mandarin and English speaking/writing experience in relationship building, analysis and benchmarking, preferably in financing, energy, carbon, heavy industry or sustainability

A good understanding of how climate change and environmental concerns relate to business risks and opportunities


Salary and Career outlook:

ARE is looking for a team member who shares our culture of collaboration, learning and purpose. We work in a friendly, inclusive way where honest and open opinions are valued, and hard work and excellence come naturally.

You will learn from experts on many topics related to climate change and the environment. As the Beijing office is newly established, you will be a key contributor and support to the China Country Director and team members in Beijing and Singapore. Engagement is an important part of our work. In this new role, you will be able to design and implement an important strategy for ARE’s stakeholders.

ARE offers a competitive package that includes contributions for pension, medical coverage, housing trust and other China domestic law mandatory insurances, plus 20 days annual leave which is consistent with some staff polices at our Singapore head office.

Interested candidates, kindly send your CV with a Cover letter to: helen.jia@asiareengage.com


ARE 正在寻找一位认同我们合作、学习和使命导向文化的团队成员。我们以友好、包容的方式工作,重视诚实和开放的意见,自然而然形成努力工作和成果卓著的工作氛围。

您将有机会向行业专家了解与气候变化、能源转型以及环境相关的诸多议题。北京办公室成立不久,新的团队成员将成为中国区主任、北京团队以及新加坡团队成员的关键贡献者和支持者。参与是我们工作的重要组成部分和方式方法之一,在这个新角色中,您将为 ARE 的利益相关者设计和实施重要战略。

ARE 提供有竞争力的薪资计划,包括养老金、医疗保险、住房公积金等中国法律要求满足的各项福利政策。此外,ARE的中国员工也享受跟新加坡员工一致的每年 20 天的年假福利。


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