Location New York
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive + Benefits
Reference 16746

Bregal Investments is looking to hire a Sustainability & Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Associate, a newly created position in the New York office.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of an experienced and well-established ESG team of 5 and build on the firm’s commitment to be a responsible investor and owner.

Bregal’s business focused ESG program, structure of the Bregal private equity platform and client commitment to ESG, offers an opportunity to have a positive impact and realize concrete ESG improvements across a variety of businesses and industries.

You will actively work with portfolio companies, particularly with Bregal’s US based direct equity funds to implement ESG Roadmaps reviews and improvement initiatives, advise the deal team about ESG considerations in new deals and assist with the roll-out of the Bregal Sustainable Development fund, a €50 million fund dedicated to providing capital to existing portfolio companies to implement ESG improvement and value creation projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • ESG advice and due diligence coordination for all new deals

  • Support the implementation of Bregal’s ESG approach such as ESG reviews of existing

    portfolio, defining data and performance measurement

  • Close engagement with deal teams and portfolio companies to identify and implement ESG-

    related opportunities

  • Support communication and reporting to investors, regulators, and stakeholders

    Desired Experience:

    Whilst experience covering all of the below is not expected as a pre-requisite, demonstrable experience in any or multiple of these areas is desired.

  • Experience leading or managing operational ESG projects from an internal or consulting perspective

  • Exposure to sustainability or ESG through consulting or financial experience

  • Understanding across different sectors and industries, particularly with an ESG lens

  • Familiarity with ESG metrics and data analysis – ability to analyze financial, operational and

    ESG performance of companies

  • Exposure to stakeholder and/or regulatory reporting – ideally with a focus on sustainability,

    ESG due diligence and/or developing measurement frameworks

  • Exposure to carbon footprint analysis and implementing energy efficiency projects

Skills & Competencies Sought:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, self-starting and drive to excel

  • Commercial acumen to support ESG progress and driving a sustainability agenda

  • Keen interest in sustainability and ESG topics

  • Strong analytical and numerical capabilities

  • Confidence engaging with portfolio company management

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills

  • Project management experience with the ability to multi-task

  • Down to earth, team player striving for excellence

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your sustainability and ESG career in a leading private equity firm with an ambitious and progressive ESG program that rewards entrepreneurship alongside integrity.

Due to the collaborative nature of this role we cannot accept fully remote candidates at this time.