Location London, England
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Negotiable
Reference BBBH9288_1582711519

Acre is working in an exclusive partnership with a global asset manager to appoint an experienced Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Engagement Specialist to join their growing team. Our client has a reputation for high calibre company engagement and an impressive heritage in responsible investment.As active managers, our client focuses on long term value creation and has ambitious plans to continue to innovate at the forefront of sustainable investing and ESG engagement.

The team comprises of a combination of regional, thematic and technical specialists with a sound understanding of sustainability in relation to the performance of business models and strategy. This is an opportunity to engage globally with companies across sectors to instil positive change.

Working collegiately, the ESG Engagement Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Developing a comprehensive strategy for engagement across specified sectors, geographies and thematic/ ESG topics

  • Leading company engagement with senior stakeholders such as board members, exec leadership teams and investor relations

  • Lead and collaborate in collective engagements as part of external initiatives

  • Contribute to the ongoing integration of ESG across the investment process and work closely with investment teams to deliver best practice

  • Producing high quality thematic thought pieces, research, analysis and reporting

Advantageous experience includes:

  • Engaging with companies to drive sustainability impact and change

  • Analysing human rights, biodiversity or natural capital in a supply chain or broader business context

  • Exposure to corporate governance or proxy voting

  • Experience of working collaboratively with investment teamson ESG topics and sector specific research

  • An academic background in economics, finance or business

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful ESG team within a global investment firm. This search is being led by Helen Pradas-Page, Head of ESG and Responsible Investment and Ceri Kenyon, Senior Research Consultant- Banking and Finance.