Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 21729

Do you want to work within a private equity investment fund that sees sustainability as key to its long-term value creation plan? Are you interested in the tech space and thrive in an innovative and inclusive environment?

We are partnering with a midmarket PE fund to advise through the recruitment of their ESG lead. This role will sit within their London office.

The Role

The ESG Lead will interact and advise on ESG matters, defining the ESG strategy and roadmap that supports investors' interests and firm goals whilst building strong relationships with the investment teams, operation teams and management teams of portfolio companies on the implementation of ESG initiatives to protect and create value in the portfolio. They will have an opportunity to participate in designing leading industry practices and managing the implementation of these across the fund's policies and strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting ESG diligence to assess assets' ESG maturity and identify any material ESG red flags and respective recommendations for consideration by the Investment Committee

  • Working with internal teams, external advisers, and portfolio companies Management, supporting annual monitoring, investors' reporting and implementation of ESG initiatives to enable value protection and value creation

  • Supporting formal and ad-hoc ESG reporting to key stakeholders, such as investors

  • Support internal communication on ESG topics, including internal presentations and social media communications

  • Support communication and engagement with external stakeholders, including investors and industry networks

  • Support ESG training initiatives across the business and portfolio companies

  • Chair and drive an ESG programme and respective initiatives, building the company's ESG profile and supporting on development and execution of the programme whilst managing the internal budget available for ESG initiatives

  • Help with the preparation of annual reporting obligations for the Firm as well as portfolio companies while coordinating with Legal and Compliance (e.g., SFDR, TCFD, UNPRI, UK Stewardship Code, etc.)

Required skills and personal attributes

  • Ability and drive to work independently whilst being an integral part of the business

  • A strong cross-team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive and outgoing in nature, able to interact and engage with various stakeholders incl. senior level decision-makers and more operational stakeholders

  • Service-oriented and diligent

  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple priorities and workstreams

  • Experience with ESG KPIs / metrics mandatory

  • Experience with key sustainability-related regulations and standards, including SFDR, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, UK Stewardship Code, UNPRI, CSRD, SASB, GRI, etc., preferred

If you are interested, please apply directly, or contact Nick Georgiou or Hector Lobb at nick.georgiou@acre.com or hector.lobb@acre.com for more information.