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Sustainable Development Manager

Date:  26-Jul-2022
Job Req ID:  2285
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


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John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


A highly-diversified and global corporation, the Swire Group’s businesses encompass property, aviation, beverages and food chain, as well as marine services and trading & industrial activities. Its core businesses are mainly focused in Asia, with its key operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the Group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited, which is the largest shareholder in two Hong Kong listed companies: Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways.


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Ltd. Our Sustainable Development Office is now inviting candidates to apply for the following position:


Sustainable Development Manager

Sustainable development is a strategic imperative for our business. The group’s Sustainable Development Office (SDO) led by the Group Head of Sustainability, advises senior management of key developments and emerging risks related to sustainable development (SD), and is responsible for setting environmental policies and targets, monitoring the implementation of our group strategy, SwireTHRIVE, and our ESG policies, and for communication on ESG matters. 


For more information about SwireTHRIVE and our approach to sustainable development, please read our SD Report 2021:



  • Support the delivery of the Group’s sustainability strategy, SwireTHRIVE 2.0
  • Horizon scanning for sustainability-related policy developments, emerging risks and trends, to provide advice to senior management
  • Develop the Group’s annual SD report, and support with responses to various ratings questionnaires and investor surveys
  • Provide expertise on sustainability to support cutting edge cross-departmental/ cross-operating company projects 
  • Chair topic-specific working groups from operating companies to develop policies, standardise approaches and enable best practice sharing 
  • Promote SwireTHRIVE 2.0 to external and internal stakeholders, and raise awareness of sustainability strategy and initiatives via both formal and informal training to staff



  • Bachelor’s degree or above in environmental management, organisational sustainability, business administration or related disciplines
  • At least 6-8 years of relevant experience in either an in-house SD position or SD consultancy
  • Strong working knowledge of sustainability reporting protocols and standards
  • Proven track record in leadership role of developing and promoting internal and external communication materials on sustainability 
  • Strong technical skills in greenhouse gas accounting, sustainability data management and sustainability reporting
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English. Proficiency in Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) is preferrable
  • Sound interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and data management systems 


At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.


We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.


The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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