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Natural Capital Officer

Date:  20-Sep-2022
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Finance
Sub-Function:  Finance for Sustainability

Position:         Associate / Asst. Manager / Natural Capital Officer

Department:  Finance for Sustainability (F4S)                             

Location:         London or Singapore

 

Olam Food Ingredients (ofi) is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. Pioneers at heart we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufactures and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their customers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight.

 

At every stage, from plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. With deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. We share our fresh ideas, ingredients and solutions so our customers can unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products for their consumer. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

 

JOB SUMMARY:    

A new role has opened within the Olam Food Ingredients’ Finance for Sustainability (F4S) team, reporting to the Department Lead - Finance for Sustainability (F4S), ofi. The incumbent will be responsible to implement projects focused on alignment and integration of Sustainability & Finance such as Multi Capital Accounting with key focus on Natural Capital Accounting, embedding Natural Capital in business decision making and Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  1. SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferably in Environment / Sustainability / Social Studies). Finance background preferred but not mandatory.
  • 2-3 years of experience in areas such as Natural Capital Impact valuation, Environmental impact valuation, TNFD, Environmental sustainability, Environmental finance & economics, True cost accounting, Integrated capitals assessment etc.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and other data analysis tools.
  • Good power point presentation skills.
  • Prior Big 4 and/or Agribusiness experience is advantageous.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Identify and execute innovative projects related to Environmental impact valuation using relevant methodologies and guidance (e.g., Natural Capital Protocol, Value Balancing Alliance, TEEBAgri).
  2. Work closely with ofi’s cross-function teams – Sustainability, AtSource, Finance and Operations departments and Business Units to collect, analyze and validate relevant Natural Capital related data.
  3. Improvise and scale existing work on the Integrated Impact Statement (IIS) – focusing on Natural Capital Accounting.
  4. Develop and draft the Integrated Impact Statement (IIS) to be published in the Annual Report
  5. Work on IIS digital tool (Data automation) – to efficiently collate, drive, and track progress of Natural Capital accounting for the Business Units
  6. Assist in delivering strategic value to various Business Units and to the Finance function to support the purpose of reimagining agriculture and supply chains.
  7. Review any new or current external initiatives, standards, guidance released related to Sustainability & Finance.

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