Intern - SSF (Fall - July to Dec 2023)

Entity:  Singapore Exchange

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Sustainability & Sustainable Finance
Job Type:  Intern
Req ID:  1582

Job Summary

SGX Fall Internship Programme (Jul - Dec 2023)

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. As a multi-asset exchange operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards, SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services. With about 40% of listed companies and 90% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore as well as established linkages across the region and in Europe, SGX is Asia’s most international and connected exchange.

Do you have what it takes to be at the heart of the financial industry?

Be a part of this fast-paced world where your contributions count. SGX offers you the unique experience of gaining insights into the Exchange business and the finance value chain. You will be immersed in the respective specialist functions – at SGX, we believe that our interns are involved in real-time work from Day 1.

Note: Leave of Absence (LOA) may be required to take on the internship.

Sustainability & Sustainable Finance

The Sustainability and Sustainable Finance (SSF) unit was launched in February 2021, the latest milestone in SGX’s multi-pronged expansion of its sustainability efforts housed under the recently launched SGX FIRST (Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together) platform. Building on SGX’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) capabilities, expertise and assets as a leading market infrastructure, the SSF team collaboratively drives the strategic direction of SGX’s ESG ambitions, and further broadens and deepens its sustainable finance pillars.

We look at ESG through four interconnected lenses: 1) SGX as a company, 2) SGX’s business, 3) SGX as regulator, and 4) SGX in the ecosystem. We work very closely with other relevant units to set targets and achieve them together.

Learning Objectives:
This is a unique opportunity to broaden professional and personal horizons by obtaining an in-depth view whilst actively shaping the sustainable future of SGX and driving broader sustainable development & finance in the region.

Excellent exposure to sustainability and sustainable finance knowledge-in-practice from multiple stakeholder perspectives, be hands-on involved on meaningful projects for SGX and its ecosystem, have an exposure to, and liaise with multiple units within SGX as well as external stakeholders.

Job Description:
Be responsible for upkeeping of the overall team workflow progress documents, support the team in coordination with other departments and externally, research on specific topics within ESG, be part of project teams e.g. net zero carbon projects, greening of futures and other instruments, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Requirements:

  • MUST: Strong ability to communicate clearly (verbally and written, including in powerpoint)
  • MUST: Attention to detail 
  • MUST: Experienced at research
  • MUST: Fast learner 
  • MUST: Strong team player, with an ability to coordinate and work together with multiple teams successfully 
  • Sustainability-related knowledge, degree or experience is a plus
  • Finance exposure, knowledge or degree is a plus

The intern must: 

  • Self-starter with high drive and initiative
  • Strong team player
  • Keen interest and passion in sustainable development & finance

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