Acre is currently working with a global operating private investment firm with an exceptional and progressive ESG & Sustainability agenda in place since 2008.
Committed to the Science Based Target Initiative for over two years, and with over 80% of its products classified as Article 8 or 9 as per European regulation, the firm is currently looking to appoint a Climate & Biodiversity Specialist to contribute to collaborating in the group's actions in favour of investments that generate benefits for biodiversity.
Based in Paris and working alongside a team made of six ESG & sustainability specialists, you will report to the Head of ESG and be responsible for:
Further developing and implementing the group's decarbonisation plan in accordance with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) at a fund and portfolio company level
Contributing to the improvement and development of methods and tools for the effective integration of carbon and biodiversity impact analysis into the portfolio selection and valuation process
Reviewing and adapting the exclusion policy to preclude investments in carbon-intensive sectors
Using knowledge of trends and developments to support the investment in solutions to reduce carbon emissions and biodiversity impact
Developing action plans relating to biodiversity and water management
Bringing technical expertise and innovative solutions for the implementation of measures to decrease their environmental impact, incl. target setting, identification and assessment of measures, emissions forecasting, and scenario modelling
Following and supporting ESG activities of portfolio companies and taking part in the ESG due diligence activities
Representing the company at events and conferences
The firm is expanding quickly and has strong ESG & Sustainability ambitions. There is scope for your role and responsibilities to evolve alongside the growth of the business.
3 - 5 years of experience in environmental consulting, with a specialisation in biodiversity, carbon, and water assessment and management
Academic background in environmental sciences and/or sustainable development
Extensive experience in working with senior management teams, advising on core elements of a business' sustainability strategy and performance
Ability to multitask and manage multiple concurrent projects simultaneously
Prior experience in working with investment, private equity, or financial services environments, with knowledge of the macro trends and drivers of sustainability within private equity
A proven record of accomplishment in delivering ESG impact or due diligence assessments would be beneficial, although not essential
Fluent proficiency in English, with French being advantageous
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a recognised, leading investment group with sustainable development embedded into the heart of its business. You will have great development opportunities and a great chance to contribute to the creation of climate transition and adaptation solutions.
If you have the skills and experience required to add value to a high-performing team, please use the link below to apply with your CV. For more information, please get in touch with Julene Aedo via email@example.com.