Location London
Job-type Contract
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH12504_1611945517

Acre is working in partnership with a highly regarded impact-focused private markets investment firm, to recruit two Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Specialists for 12 month-long contracts. Our client invests exclusively in emerging markets, especially in Asia and Africa, via private equity, private debt and fund of fund products. Industry sectors include renewable energy and infrastructure, manufacturing, financial services, health and education.

Alongside the financial success of investing, is the commitment to support the transition to a sustainable economy and to actively seek out transformational impact, such as contributing to social inclusion & equality and climate resilience.

Working with investment and operational colleagues and a supportive team, responsibilities include:

  • Pre-investment E&S due diligence analysis of pipeline investments and oversight of external consultants

  • Devising and negotiating E&S action plans

  • Engaging with portfolio companies and giving technical advice to support ongoing improvement of E&S performance & positive impact optimisation, reporting and policy

  • Impact measurement, analysis and reporting

We particularly welcome applicants from candidates with experience in social impact or labour / working conditions in relation to private sector investment.

Experience and competencies sought:

  • E&S due diligence or advisory experience in emerging markets across a range of industry sectors

  • Experience of applying IFC Performance Standards to investments and transactions

  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills

  • The ability to influence and build relationships

  • Robust analytical skills with a commercial mindset

This is a rare chance to join an authentic sustainable investment firm and an opportunity to enjoy a collaborative and inclusive company culture.

Please apply at your earliest opportunity as we're working to a tight deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha.Rogers@acre.com.

We can only accept applications from candidates with the legal right to work in the UK.