Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH14094

Our client, an investment firm, is seeking a Head of Responsible Investment to lead a team of in-house responsible investment professionals in London.

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping drive and execute the firm's RI/ESG strategy and related activities.

This individual will have a developed and nuanced understanding of the ESG landscape, industry or subject matter expertise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a small, growing team of colleagues working on engagement, regulatory initiatives, and projects to enhance RI integration

  • Representing the firm's RI propositions in relevant forums and implementing their stewardship activities through engagement with investee companies

  • Collaborating with a broad range of internal stakeholders to build and develop sustainability within the group and internal and external RI reporting

  • Monitor RI / sustainability developments to ensure the firm is kept abreast of evolving ESG policies and standards related to biodiversity, transition to net-zero and modern slavery

  • Manage relationships and represent the firm in respect of RI with external vendors and industry associations groups, to stay on top of ESG developments

  • Accountable for engagement with investee companies in accordance with voting practice

  • Understand the evolving RI data and infrastructure options and support the identification of relevant opportunities

  • Expand voting practices and lead the group's stewardship and engagement strategy


  • Extensive experience working at a senior level with or within wealth and/or investment management firms

  • Previous experience working in sustainable finance with a deep understanding of and interest in sustainability issues, including the integration of sustainability and ESG factors into business strategy and investment processes

  • Experience in leading and developing a stewardship and engagement function and related activities

  • Knowledge of key industry trends and best practices, with experience advising and implementing current and emerging ESG and sustainable finance frameworks and standards (e.g. UN Principles for Responsible Investment, UK Stewardship Code)

  • Desirable experience and knowledge would also include some of the following EU/UK emerging requirements: EU Taxonomy, EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), TCFD for climate-related disclosures (including pending FCA regulatory proposals for sustainable finance requirements and disclosures), and Net Zero climate-related ambitions for the UK financial services sector.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a pioneer of how ESG/sustainability can add value for investors in a newly established role working closely with one of our client's most successful investment teams. For more information, email or apply today.