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Sovereign’s Capital

Assistant Manager, Regional Sustainability



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Company Description

About Grab and our workplace

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp. We are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of users across the region by providing them everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others. More than that, we provide the opportunity for them to have a better life. And that aspiration starts inside Grab because we believe in a seamless blend of work and home life, making every aspect of life better for all.

Guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles—the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility—we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia. With our unwavering commitment to our values, we believe that we're more than a service provider; we're agents of positive change.

Job Description

Get to know the team

The Regional Sustainability Team is responsible for managing the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) impact for Grab. As a regional function, your work will cover all business entities - this includes global offices, 8 operating markets and Group-level entities. The team is responsible for planning, internal & external stakeholder engagement (including pubilc and private sector, NGOs, etc), project management, and subject matter expertise for ESG-related matters. Grab is an MSCI ESG ‘AA’-rated company.

Get to know the role

We are looking for someone who is keen to be a key driver in developing and implementing sustainability strategy to support Grab’s business growth.
This person could be described as;

  • Highly passionate and motivated about making a positive difference in the community (social and environmental aspects) at large
  • A strong communicator with good presentation skills
  • Good balance of being data-driven and communications-driven
  • A curious self-starter with high adaptability who can perform in a dynamic, fast-pace and ever-changing environment
  • Able to understand and relate business needs with sustainability goals
  • A strong team player who enjoys collaborating with different teams and multi-level stakeholders

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

The Day-to-Day Activities

This role will cover:

  1. Carbon Accounting and Management:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive carbon accounting methodologies and systems to accurately measure Grab's environmental impact.
    • Monitor and report carbon emissions, energy consumption, waste generation, and other relevant environmental metrics.
    • Analyze data and identify areas for improvement, keeping us on track towards targets for carbon reduction and support in developing strategies to achieve them.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate environmental considerations into decision-making processes and explore opportunities for solutions at scale through technology.
  2. Processes and Methodology:
    • Implement and improve seamless processes and automation, for measuring environmental impact within Grab's operations.
    • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and industry best practices.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement and Environmental Impact Reduction::
    • Collaborate with business units to develop impact reduction strategies, and serve as a subject matter expert.
    • Support cross-functional Implementation and tracking performance of environmental initiatives
    • Promote environmentally-friendly practices and behaviors among Grab employees and stakeholders.
  4. Budget Management and Program Planning:
    • Track allocated budgets for environmental initiatives
    • Support in the development and implementation of environmental programs, including goal setting, planning, and execution.


    • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Business, Communications, Analytics or related field.
    • Proven experience in carbon accounting, environmental management, and sustainability in a corporate setting.
    • Strong understanding of carbon reporting methodologies, sustainability standards, and environmental regulations.
    • Proficient knowledge of data analysis and data communication
    • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Passion for environmental sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change.
    • Effective communicator capable of delivering a clear, concise and consistent message, both verbally and in writing.

    Additional Information

    Benefits at Grab:

    We care deeply about your well-being and are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Here are some of the global benefits we offer:

    • Protect and provide for your loved ones with peace of mind, knowing we have your back with Term Life Insurance and comprehensive Medical Insurance.
    • Craft a benefits package that suits your unique needs and aspirations with GrabFlex, because we believe in empowering you to thrive.
    • Embrace the magic of new life and create lasting memories with your family through Maternity and Paternity Leave.
    • Life can be overwhelming, but you're never alone. Our confidential Grabber Assistance Programme is here to guide and uplift you and your loved ones through life's challenges.
    • Your well-being is our priority. Benefit from our holistic well-being initiatives through Wellbeing@Grab, including health programmes, informative webinars, and vibrant carnivals.
    • Achieve a harmonious work-life balance with our FlexWork arrangements, allowing you to adapt and thrive in your personal and professional life.

    We’ve got many different benefits hyper localised in each country. Speak to your recruiter during your interview to find out more.

    What we stand for at Grab:

    We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace that enables diverse Grabbers to grow and perform at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all candidates fairly and equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family commitments, physical and mental impairments or disabilities, and other attributes that make them unique. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the recruitment process, you are encouraged to include your request(s) when applying.

    We deliver the greatest impact and ideas when we bring together diverse perspectives. It is what enables us to spread opportunities to Grabbers and our partners. It’s not a box-ticking exercise; it’s who we are.