|Location||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Salary||$110000 - $130000 per annum + Benefits|
Acre is proud to partner with a global agriculture and food production investment management firm based in Boston that utilizes an applied approach and deep industry knowledge to enhance the value of its investments and deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors. They are comprised of individuals from around the world with hands on agricultural, investing, and operational knowledge that complements their assets and the geographies they work in.
This is an opportunity to join the team as a dedicated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Associate. This position will be working collaboratively across the firm and with agricultural assets located around the globe including Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the United States. As such, we are seeking someone who is excited about agriculture, sustainability, and traveling with excellent communication and organizational skills. The Associate will be responsible for implementing and monitoring ESG standards and practices across the current portfolio, as well as evaluating the ESG standards and practices of potential new investments. Additionally, the Associate will conduct annual audits in order to share best practices between portfolio companies, provide organizational support for each management team to ensure continual improvement in ESG conditions, as well as provide the firm with reports detailing the ESG conditions across the portfolio.
Work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders including deal teams, compliance, portfolio operations teams, and investor relations
Maintain strong relationships with portfolio company counterparts, providing guidance to ensure continuous improvement and application of ESG conditions within each portfolio company
Conduct property and company level audits and regular monitoring, enabling the production of ESG reports for each portfolio asset
Assist the investment team in evaluating ESG risks and opportunities for potential new investments
Research, understand, and stay current on various international ESG and sustainability standards
Continuously develop and refine the internal ESG framework by producing written reports, presentations, and marketing materials
Implement and refine ESG policies, best practices, and reporting standards for agricultural portfolio companies
Key Skills and Experience
Bachelor's degree with exemplary academic credentials
3+ years of post-college business experience in agriculture, forestry, environmental auditing, private equity, finance, consulting, or investment management is strongly preferred
Background in agriculture and sustainability is a plus
Presence and gravitas to interact with investment and operational teams at all levels
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Team player who prioritizes success of the team over individual achievements
Proficiency in Portuguese and/or Spanish
Willingness to travel at least 25%, including internationally, when it is safe to do so
If you are passionate about ESG and have the required experience, please send your CV to Jordan Locke at email@example.com.