Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH10641_1594911262

Acre is engaged on a retained basis to recruit a Corporate Governance / ESG Manager for the London office (or possibly Frankfurt or Stockholm) of a leading private equity firm. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our client's long-term Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) programme; to further integrate Corporate Governance and ESG factors into their portfolio companies and at fund level.

This appointment will build on our client's commitment to being a responsible investor by supporting strategy and policies that both protect and create value.

Our client invests in a range of industry sectors including consumer, industrial and business services ranging in size and complexity with a global customer base and supply chains. Their clients are international top tier institutional investors including private and public pension funds.


As part of working closely with investment colleagues and portfolio companies:

  • Provide corporate governance analysis in the screening process for potential investments

  • Perform corporate governance analysis to ensure that existing assets are effectively managed in terms of corporate governance risks and opportunities, and are compliant with corporate and local standards and policies

  • Provide training to further the integration of corporate governance considerations in investment thinking and processes.

  • Influencing top executives and senior managers of portfolio companies to support the improvement of ESG performance and risk management

  • Engaging with ESG sponsors from the portfolio companies in order to contribute to best practice implementation

  • Enhance reporting and monitoring system for corporate governance activity

  • Support external communication to investors and stakeholders on material developments in the firm's ESG performance

  • Contributing to the ESG strategy at all stages of the investment process - pre-investment diligence, acquisition, monitoring/ownership and exit sale.

Desired Experience:

  • Corporate governance experience gained in a buy-side investment firm, the consulting sector or within large international businesses

  • Corporate governance analysis experience including board effectiveness (related to the ESG agenda), board independence and adherence to general corporate governance best practice

  • Experience of dealing with social matters such as health & safety, employee wellbeing or supply chain would be beneficial

  • Corporate governance experience applied to the industrial, business services, consumer or healthcare sectors.

Competencies Sought:

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

  • The ability to influence a range of stakeholders at various levels of seniority

  • Creative thinking for improving ESG practices and affecting change

Fluency in English is essential, proficiency in German or Swedish is advantageous.

This is a unique opportunity to build on corporate governance experience and further develop knowledge of social and environmental drivers that contribute to sustainable business innovation and economic growth, in a market leading private equity firm.

This search is lead by Helen Pradas-Page, Principal Consultant, in partnership with Samantha Rogers, Senior Research Consultant.

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment  processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

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