Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference ACRE-8085

Acre is delighted to be running a retained search for a Senior Associate / VP Nature-based Solutions Investment Analyst to join a 'pure play' nature-based solutions impact fund with an impressive amount of capital ready to deploy and an innovative source of high-quality pipeline projects to invest in.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious and growing impact platform with a prestigious leadership team and a diverse group of international colleagues with high regard for a positive and inclusive team culture.

The natural capital/NbS impact strategy seeks to accelerate climate action by providing the capital necessary to scale projects with strong environmental and societal co-benefits that are designed in close partnership with local communities. Projects include agroforestry, reforestation, regenerative agriculture, and coastal & marine restoration.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and perform financial modelling and risk/return analyses for investments in nature-based solutions projects globally

  • Contribute to the origination of high-quality investment deals in NbS projects, targeting agricultural supply chains and adjacent landscapes

  • Assessment and analysis of a global pipeline of nature-based solutions and carbon removal projects focused on project integrity, quality, and co-benefits.

  • Due diligence on investment deals, including overseeing external advisors, participating in site visits and contributing to high-quality Investment Committee materials

  • Contributing to the adaptive management of nature-based solutions projects and value creation impact initiatives during the investment period.

  • Contributing to operational and financial improvement projects of portfolio companies

  • Review and interpret latest research on scientific carbon removal projects/techniques, particularly nature-based solutions and corporate Net Zero strategies and frameworks

  • Market analysis of voluntary and compliance carbon markets.

Experience sought

  • 4-8 years' investment experience in forestry-based or agriculture strategies or relevant investment banking experience with sustainability exposure

  • Experience with investment due diligence on forestry, agriculture or similar nature-related or real asset investments

  • Financial modelling skills in both P&L, cashflow and balance sheet, as well as project finance modelling

  • Education focused on agriculture, forestry, biodiversity or climate change. Or alternatively, other involvement in climate action

  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other languages is beneficial

Competencies sought

  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen and communication skills

  • Team-oriented professional who is focused on success of the business and the team over personal accomplishment

  • Personal qualities of honesty, integrity and fairness

This is an exciting career opportunity for someone with a passion for climate action and the Just Transition to apply their investment experience in an adjacent asset class, to direct investing in nature-based solutions as part of a fantastic team.

Visa sponsorship is possible for applicants that closely meet the brief.