Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Variable
Reference 15644

Following the successful launch of its first fund in February 2021, an impact focused-private equity house is looking to build out an Advisory Council ahead of its next product launch.

The climate focused fund-of funds product seeks to decarbonise the hardest to decarbonise areas of the economy and ahead of launch seeks guidance of the Advisory Council to provide input on specific aspects of the fund's investment strategy in climate transition, and last through the life of the fund. It will be a non-governing body.

Investors, subject matter experts (individuals or organisations) and/or operators with experience in building and exiting businesses are all encouraged to get in touch if they have expertise in one or more of the following sectors:

  • Electric vehicles, batteries and related services

  • Heavy industry - steel, iron, cement production

  • Real estate clean-tech, sustainable materials (eg. cement)

  • Waste recycling, bio-plastics

  • Agriculture, food production and logistics, land use

  • Carbon offsets, carbon removal

Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing feasibility of manager strategy to achieve impact outcomes

  • Assessing commercialisation cycle of technologies

  • Knowledge of industry and investor sentiment for a particular theme/technology

  • Provide thought leadership and strategic guidance for the overall strategy from launch through the investment period, identify potential opportunities for collaboration, and help establish the business' positioning within climate transition investment.

  • Provide perspectives on underlying fund manager strategies, teams, and investments, grounded in technical expertise in specific focus sectors from our investment strategy. This may include assessments of the commercial and impact prospects of the underlying technology and pipeline targets, facilitating industry connections and investment opportunities for consideration.

  • Build relationships and collaborations with a range of partners, including industry and public policy organisations, governmental bodies and policy-oriented financing institutions, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Commitments include:

  • Pre-formation, ad hoc consultation

  • Post-fund launch, in addition to ad hoc consultation, there may be collective virtual or in-person meetings 1-2 times a year

  • Represent the business' position when speaking publicly

  • Communicate with key stakeholders when appropriate to do so

Typical Terms:

  • 1 year term with an option to extend

  • Compensation TBD, based on comparables

This is an opportunity for someone who seeks to be part of the growth story of a dynamic and creative organisation taking an innovative approach to utilise create social impact and facilitate the climate transition at scale. Please contact gemma.finegold@acre.com for more information.