Location Philadelphia
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive Base + Bonus
Reference BBBH13290_1620144044

Acre has partnered with a highly entrepreneurial private equity firm with a strong focus on industrial technology and innovation, in identifying an ESG leader to evolve and mature its strong ESG culture and programming as well as push a more innovative approach and strategy at both portfolio and asset level.

Our client is seeking a Director of Sustainability who will play an integral role in institutionalizing and growing a fully integrated and innovative ESG function across the business. This successful leader will support and evolve ESG policy best practice at a portfolio level, all while further institutionalizing the function by supporting investment colleagues with the insights, methodologies and processes required to enable deepened ESG fluency across the group and further integration into all aspects of the investment lifecycle.

This leader will also play a significant advisory role in driving ESG value creation in partnership with management teams and investment team leads.

Additional Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Building and executing portfolio-wide initiatives in key ESG topics (i.e. health & safety, inclusion & diversity, climate change, employee engagement) by strategizing and implementing timely initiatives

  • Engaging with investment teams to mitigate material ESG risks and/or create value

  • Develop leadership updates on sustainability progress with measurable impact and accurate data capture

  • Advise on sustainability strategy and incorporate ESG principles across every phase of its investment activities

  • Working closely with client-facing teams and assist with LP ESG due diligence

  • Developing a consistent and scalable approach to ESG data collection, validation, and reporting for stakeholders

  • Building working relationships across the firm with investment, client-facing, product, and senior management colleagues to support strategy implementation and communication

The ideal candidate will be an ESG/Sustainability subject matter expert with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a combination of management consulting, inhouse sustainability management and ESG integration/engagement within financial services.

They must be able to speak to a strong track record of positive and influential engagement with a variety of business stakeholders and a strong grasp of sustainability innovation and best practice.

Additional Attributes Will Include:

  • Exceptional influencing, listening and communications skills to build relationships with stakeholders

  • Strategic thinker with experience identifying, tracking and reporting on ESG data management and KPIs

  • Leadership experience, able to inspire and be passionate about making an impact in the industry

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and drive sustainability discussions and deliverables

  • Track record of driving sustainability results/impact across an organization

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred

Please apply directly to express your interest in this role. If you have any questions, please contact Allegra Walker at allegra.walker@acre.com.