Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH12788_1616432115

With the growth of BentallGreenOak's ESG practice, the business is looking to hire a European Associate to execute and implement the corporate strategy across Europe.

The Company:

BentallGreenOak (BGO) is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor and a globally-recognized provider of real estate services. BGO serves the interests of more than 750 institutional clients with expertise in the asset management of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential property across the globe.

BGO has offices in 24 cities across twelve countries with deep, local knowledge, experience, and extensive networks in the regions where we invest and manage real estate assets on behalf of their clients.

ESG:

ESG is a core part of BGO's approach across their real estate investment portfolio, corporate responsibility and innovation, delivering positive impacts across all levels of the organization. For the 10th year running, BGO achieved top global rankings in the annual Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.

The Role:

The Associate will deliver the overall goals, targets and improvement programsfor fundsin Europe - across asset lifecycles (development, acquisition operations) and throughout the investment process including capital raising.

Reporting to i) BGO Global Head of ESG (Toronto, Canada) and ii) a Managing Director - Investment Manager (Europe), in this role you will be responsible for supporting BGO's industry-leading approach to ESG through integrating Corporate ESG programming, aligning regional ESG Fund objectives and supporting overall reporting requirements.

Requirements:

  • Circa 3 -to 5 years' experience

    working as an ESG program manager, sustainability consultant, or similar sustainability development and execution position; ideally -- but not limited to -- in real estate, financial services, investment / asset management, project management or management consulting

  • Excellent technical project manager; preference with energy efficiency background

  • Knowledge of ESG regulation and industry standards across Europe

  • Experience in ESG reporting frameworks with a strong understanding of best practices

  • Solid analytical, innovative and problem-solving

    mindset towards driving value

  • Driven self-starter with a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven, team environment

  • Strong people management skills with the ability to influence and engage across a range of stakeholders, including the senior leadership team

  • Excellent communicator with strong presentation and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, as well as working with and managing internal and external

    teams

  • Proficient at using various analytical and visualization tools

  • Over time, taking full ownership of Europe ESG strategies as the BGO program is executed and advanced with the growth of the EU business

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Responsibilities:

Program integration:

  • Support Corporate sustainability program integration including regionally focused on:

  • operational efficiency (benchmarking, target setting, building certification assessments)

  • resilience (climate risk)

  • social impact (research and industry advocacy)

  • tenant experience (tenant engagement, health & wellness)

  • corporate policies (governance, social - giving back, volunteering charitable giving, sustainable work environements)

  • Integrate corporate ESG strategy (processes, tools definition and implementation)

  • Drive regional ESG performance through implementation of energy, water, waste, GHG emissions reduction initiatives (e.g. build ESG roadmaps - project structuring)

Reporting and assurance:

  • Monitor performance and compile ESG data for corporate reporting, assurance, investor marketing and disclosure requirements (i.e., PRI, GRESB, TCFD, etc)

  • Oversee portfolio compliance with current and future regional ESG regulations

  • Oversee required ESG management systems

Data QA/QC:

  • Support the maintenance of a robust data management system to track and report on ESG metrics, working with internal and external stakeholders to collect ongoing data

  • Perform data analysis to identify ESG trends.

Engagement:

  • Work closely with regional leads and Corporate Sustainable Investing team to ensure alignment of objectives, integration of programs and investment mandate support

  • Respond to requests for information regarding ESG strategy and performance from rating and reporting agencies, current and prospective investors and other stakeholders

  • Support regional teams on delivery of Sustainable Investing Initiative

This a fantastic opportunity to take ownership and drive the strategy across the European practice. Please apply or email your CV with a brief overview of your experience to kate.orourke@acre.com.