Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH13104_1619703715

Acre is delighted to partner with Bregal Investments on a retained basis to appoint a Sustainability & Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Specialist, a newly created position in the London office.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of an experienced and well-established ESG team and build on the firm's commitment to be a responsible investor and owner.

Bregal's business focused ESG programme, structure of the Bregal private equity platform and client commitment to ESG, offers an opportunity to have a positive impact and realise concrete ESG improvements across a variety of businesses and industries.

You will actively work with portfolio companies to implement ESG initiatives, advise deal teams about ESG considerations in new deals and assist with the roll-out of the Bregal Sustainable Development fund, a €40 million fund dedicated to providing capital to existing portfolio companies to implement ESG improvement and value creation projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • ESG reporting, analysis and monitoring of ESG performance for a broad portfolio of companies across five direct investment funds and a fund-of-funds in North America and Europe

  • Support the implementation of Bregal's ESG approach and ESG performance reviews

  • Conduct ESG reviews of existing portfolio and define performance measurement

  • Support communication and reporting to investors, regulators and stakeholders

Desired Experience:

  • Sustainability or ESG experience gained in the consulting sector or from a large international corporation. Exposure to different sectors and industries is beneficial

  • ESG data analysis and reporting skills, including analytical work to analyse financial, operational and ESG performance of companies

  • Sustainability reporting, ESG due diligence and developing measurement frameworks

  • Involvement in the execution of project work or consulting assignments in sustainability

  • Exposure to energy efficiency projects and carbon footprint initiatives

  • German language skills are advantageous

Skills & Competencies Sought:

  • Strong analytical and numerical capabilities

  • Attention to detail

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills

  • Business acumen to support ESG progress and driving a sustainability agenda

  • Team player striving for excellence

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your sustainability and ESG career in a private equity firm with an ambitious and progressive ESG programme that rewards entrepreneurship alongside integrity.

The search is lead by Helen Pradas-Page. Initial candidate applications and conversations are managed by Samantha Rogers who can be contacted at samantha.rogers@acre.com.