Location Munich
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 15721

Are you looking to leverage your experience in ESG and responsible investment in a fast-moving, Private Equity owned environment? This is a great opportunity to join an experienced and well established ESG team committed to bringing concrete ESG improvements across its portfolio companies in a variety of sectors.

​Acre is working with a large investment fund, in the search for a Responsible Investments & ESG Associate to be based in Munich. In this newly created role, you will actively work with portfolio companies to implement ESG roadmaps, conduct reviews of the existing portfolio through performance measurements, and advise and due diligence coordination for new deals.

Your responsibilities:

  • Research on key ESG industry issues including developments in ESG regulation and investor ESG priorities

  • Gathering sustainability data, consolidating and managing all the insights in respect of impact and ESG

  • Following developments in ESG reporting (e.g., emissions methodologies) and ensuring the optimization of the internal reporting process

  • Supporting the deal team in respect of ESG analysis on potential investment targets

  • ​​​​​​​Engaging with deal teams and portfolio companies to ensure ESG implementation and value creation across the portfolio companies

  • Supporting in the communication and reporting to investors, regulators, and stakeholders

You'll need to work across a team with varying levels of maturity so a resilient and creative approach will serve you well. To ensure you thrive in your new role, you'll also bring:

  • 3+ years of M&A experience, preferably within a private market's investor, strategy consulting or investment banking

  • Technical experience and/or an appreciation of conducting ESG reviews, due diligence assessments, monitoring and reporting

  • Strong analytical and numerical capabilities, plus communication and presentation skills

  • Good understanding of the investment process and the relevant deal milestones

  • Full proficiency in communicating in German in a business context (verbally & in writing)

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your sustainability and ESG career in a leading private equity firm with an ambitious and forward-thinking ESG vision that rewards entrepreneurship alongside integrity.

If you have a different sustainability/ESG skillset to the role posted above but are interested in learning more about opportunities, please also get in touch with Dulce Flores via dulce.flores@acre.com to explore opportunities that may align with your skills.