Location Milan
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference ACRE-12318

ContourGlobal, a renowned power generation company, is committed to advancing thermal and renewable technologies globally. Since its inception in 2005, ContourGlobal has evolved into an internationally acclaimed organization, managing 6,100 MW across 19 countries. Following its acquisition by KKR in 2022, ContourGlobal has accelerated its mission in the energy transition, appointing Antonio Cammisecra, formerly of Enel Green Power, as CEO.

The Role:

ContourGlobal seeks an experienced ESG/Sustainability professional for the role of Senior Vice President of Environmental & Sustainability. This pivotal position requires strategic vision and hands-on leadership in navigating complex ESG challenges.

We're looking for an innovator and forward thinker who appreciates data-driven decisions, understands the importance of teamwork for productivity, is capable of mobilizing resources within a global organization and is motivated by accountability and transparency. In addition, deep expertise in environmental impacts and regulation of complex industrial businesses and a proven track record with stakeholder engagement are critical.

Lastly - the team at ContourGlobal is result-oriented, pragmatic, and, above all, passionate about making a difference, and looking for someone who shares these values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Shape and implement ContourGlobal's sustainability strategy with measurable objectives.

  • Proactively manage relationships with sustainability ratings groups, CDP, and advocacy groups.

  • Lead ESG aspects of green or SDG-linked bond issuances.

  • Provide expertise on environmental and social impact assessment.

  • Implement global social and environmental standards and policies.

  • Ensure environmental objectives align with corporate objectives.

  • Establish a global monitoring system to track sustainability impacts.

  • Ensure accurate and transparent social and environmental reporting.

  • Enhance the operating environment through environmental and social training initiatives.

  • Establish and execute a global environmental and social audit program.

  • Regularly monitor changes to environmental laws and regulations.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience: Extensive experience working in the ESG/Sustainability field is essential. This should include hands-on experience in implementing sustainable practices and strategies.

  • Investor Relations: You should have a proven track record of engaging with investors on sustainability-related matters and should be familiar with sustainability ratings systems and their implications on external relations. Excellent communication skills are a must.

  • Industry: Previous experience working in publicly traded or large PE-owned companies in the energy sector or highly similar.

  • Willingness to Travel: The role will involve frequent travel to global energy sites and offices. Internal visibility is critical for the sustainability leader of ContourGlobal.


Acre is supporting ContourGlobal with this hire. To learn more about this opportunity, please apply directly through the online portal. Please note: only applications with a minimum of 12 years of experience within ESG/Sustainability field will be considered.

For more information, please contact:

Jacopo Cesari : Consultant - Italy at jacopo.cesari@acre.com

Sandra Martin : Research Consultant - Europe at sandra.martin@acre.com