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Decarbonization Analyst

Organisation Name NGO Recruitment
Location Tokyo CBD
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 998872-3
  • Impactful role, support Japan tackle climate change in expanding NGO
  • Opportunity to gain sought-after ESG/decarbonization experience and networks
  • Tokyo-based, offering excellent work life balance and conditions


The Organisation
Our client is a newly incorporated Japanese NGO working towards clean energy transition in Japan, governed and led by established and respected directors from leading international financial and legal institutions. The organization is funded by international philanthropic foundations and advocates for environmental protection by engaging with high-emission companies, investors, and industry associations to request them to fully align their emission reduction targets and business practices with the 1.5-degree Paris Agreement goal.
Using a range of strategies including stakeholder advocacy, negotiation, and advice on sustainability initiatives, our client will work with boards and the management of companies to increase understanding of climate risk and opportunities and strengthen climate governance, disclosure, reporting and transition plans. Our client will expand its activities by widening its funder-base and by expanding collaboration with other sustainability-focused expert partners and stakeholders, including leading global climate action organizations, with the vision of a swift transition of the Japanese economy to an emission-free and safe environment. 

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with, and learn from, leading Japanese and global climate action players
  • Remote/shared office hybrid working, vibrant CIC shared Toranomon innovation office hub
  • Develop valuable and in-demand ESG expertise in a collaborative and well-balanced working environment
  • Attractive compensation commensurate with experience

The Role
Reporting to the CEO, the decarbonization analyst will undertake, assist and commission research and analysis to support the association’s activities, especially engagement, with corporate and financial institutions. You will play a critical role supporting the engagement leads, who conduct negotiations with institutions, to negotiate and advocate for climate action initiatives. You will collaborate with diverse external business partners, including leading climate action NGOs, think tanks, research institutes, and others. Your responsibilities also include:
  • Managing research activities, data collection, reporting, and analysis
  • Collaborating with partners to undertake, assist and commission for research work
  • Supporting all advocacy and engagement work
  • Leading all research activities with provision of data and science-based evidence

Skills Required
The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation in comparable research and analysis from a research institute, think tank, policy or advocacy organization, or corporate setting. Ideally your experience includes research on corporate disclosure data or climate related research. Advanced knowledge of corporate disclosure or climate/sustainability related research would be preferred, utility sector exposure would be ideal. Additionally, you have:
  • Experience of corporate analysis (financial/credit is desirable) 
  • Networks with research institutes or think tank would be a plus
  • A commitment to the fight against climate change
  • High levels of collaboration, flexibility, teamwork, and initiative
  • Ability to work remotely and flexibly across different time-zones 
  • Native level Japanese, professional level English skills

If you would like to work with an emerging non-profit leader in the Japan climate action sector and collaborate with leading regional organisations to further your ESG career, and you meet most or even some of the above criteria, please submit an expression of interest by submitting your cover letter and resume quoting reference #998872. Alternatively, call Lois Freeke in Australia (AEDT) in confidence on: +61 (0) 3 8080 8978.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.