Location Paris
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 17748

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.

Your Responsibilities:

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.

Your Profile:

  • 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.

Click apply now or contact Declan Murphy directly via email if you have any questions at: declan.murphy@acre.com.