ISS Corporate Solutions: APAC Governance/ESG Advisor
ISS | Institutional Shareholder Services
Hong Kong


ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) works with publicly traded companies to design and manage their corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of a diverse shareholder base by delivering best-in-class data, tools, and advisory services.

ICS leverages its Software as a Service platform to deliver our extensive datasets, cutting edge analytics, and advisory expertise to help companies better understand the needs and preferences of their institutional investors.

Our global client base extends to over 1,400 companies located across North America, Europe, and Asia. Our key contacts include C-Suite executives, board members, and senior professionals within finance, legal, investor relations, sustainability, and HR departments.

Within the ICS team, we work with clients to dive deep into their public disclosures to best optimize their governance, compensation, and sustainability strategies.

We identify where they lead and lag peers in order to anticipate shareholder concerns and maximize appeal to investors.

ICS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. ( ISS ), the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions.

ICS is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USA, with offices worldwide.

Position Overview :

This is a client-facing role that requires strong knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and ESG research and / or consultancy.

The successful candidate will work both independently as well as collaboratively with ICS Advisors in Asia and EMEA / US to provide corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability content and advisory services to senior executives at the world’s largest companies.

Working in dynamic markets and an international environment, we put great emphasis on cooperation and offer a welcoming, collegial working atmosphere.

Candidates will have a passion for Corporate governance and ESG, enjoy fast-paced and multicultural team work, and have a strong analytical and critical mindset.

Candidates should demonstrate thorough understanding of current Corporate Governance and ESG trends and disclosure expectations as well as have experience in evaluating companies’ ESG policies and practices and working with data or ratings.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work highly independently, contribute to product development and pilot consulting and training for issuer clients and will interact daily with colleagues from other units and with clients from around the globe.

Responsibilities :

Conduct reviews of clients’ AGM / EGM meeting materials, including but not limited to director election items, capital issuance proposals, employee and executive share plans, shareholder proposals, and other matters that may require shareholder approval.

Analyze client data and proposals to identify sources of concern to shareholders in corporate governance proposals and ESG risks.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients by providing subject matter expertise for the full ICS’ ESG product suite with the goal of driving high retention rates.

Educate clients primarily on Governance and ESG market / industry trends, best practices and ISS Governance and ESG ratings, including methodologies and technology (SaaS platform) that underpins data.

Perform platform demos to new and existing users and inform clients on product changes / innovations, and how our clients will benefit from them.

Answer inquiries on a timely basis and check in regularly with clients to gauge overall satisfaction levels. Produce client-ready deliverables as requested by clients and ICS colleagues

Support ICS sales team members to identify prospective clients, along with their corporate governance and ESG needs

Qualifications :

Minimum Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferable) in a relevant field such as Busines, Finance, Environmental science, or equivalent experience in ESG related field.

Minimum 2 / 3 years of experience, preferably in Corporate Governance and ESG research or consultancy roles.

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and Chinese. Other language skills are also a plus.

Strong research and analytical capabilities.

Ability to understand key client needs and adapt to different cultural contexts.

Self-starter who can work independently and across a team.

Absolute personal and business integrity.



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