Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Highly Competitive + Bonus
Reference BBBH11566_1608572456

Acre has partnered with Ditto Sustainability to recruit a Director - Sustainability & ESG, a crucial role fundamental to their ambitious growth plans.

Ditto is an innovative sustainability technology company, leveraging its patented Artificial Intelligence process to deliver cutting edge sustainability and ESG strategy tools.

Their flagship product Rio takes expertise that was formerly only found in the heads of sustainability experts and democratises it through artificial intelligence. In doing so they are growing rapidly, both in terms of the sophistication of the software and their client base, which already includes blue-chip companies and flagship national institutions.

As a member of Ditto's Leadership Team, you will forge exceptional relationships with major clients across a diverse range of sectors, developing new commercial opportunities and supporting organisations to fulfil and further their sustainability strategies.

Your Responsibilities:

Working closely with the CEO you will take responsibility for building and developing Rio's client base and service offering around ESG and sustainability. This will include:

  • Developing a strategic and highly consultative approach to client development and relationship management

  • Building exceptional commercial partnerships with new organisations

  • Acting as a strategic advisor to clients on issues of ESG and sustainability

  • Building and running Ditto's ESG and Sustainability Team

  • Identifying opportunities and areas of expansion both domestically and internationally

  • Supporting on pipeline development, forecasting and reporting

  • Advising the company on product development based on market feedback and your own skills and intuition

Your Skills and Experience:

An understanding and passion for sustainability/ESG is critical, as is a strong sense of mission and purpose. You will have experience from working within a professional service provider - perhaps a consultancy or a sustainability technology platform. You will possess the desire to embrace both the benefits and challenges which go hand in hand with joining a technology business which is scaling rapidly. You will have:

  • Experience of creating and executing successful commercial strategies within a sustainability setting

  • A proven track-record of building commercial relationships which add value in equal measure to your own organisation and your client

  • An understanding of how sustainability and ESG teams within large organisations operate

  • An understanding of corporate sustainability and ESG best practice, particularly around reporting and disclosures.

  • A consistent track record of growing relationships and exceeding expectation

Rio's core mission is to empower the world with the knowledge to make informed, impactful sustainability decisions. In order to achieve this Ditto is committed to building and developing a truly diverse and international organisation. This role will allow talented individuals who have a passion for sustainability, exceptional communication skills, and an inquisitive nature to collaborate on big ideas.

The key aspirations of Rio in Ditto's new manifesto is to make sustainability accessible for everyone. The successful candidate in this newly created role with be able to create impact across the global sustainability market. If you feel you have the correct skillset then please do not hesitate to apply including a CV and cover letter.