Director, Sustainable Finance


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 3 months ago

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This is a newly created leadership role in a market leading, sustainability focused, advisory business. The key focus of the role will be to deliver commercially grounded solutions aimed at creating a financial system suitable for a sustainable global economy.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is motivated by the prospect of building a sustainable financial system. In this role they will work as a strategic leader for both research and commercial teams to catalyse market leadership building on your personal networks across the sustainable finance community.

This organisation's unrivalled access to the senior leadership teams in the world's largest Banks, Insurers and Investment groups provides a truly unique opportunity for this role to contribute directly to the rewiring of the global financial system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the team at the cutting edge of sustainable finance, ensuring its products and services are fit for purpose in a rapidly advancing field.
  • Develop relationships with senior leaders in private and public organisations to ensure products and services cater to the changing landscape of opportunity and risk for financial institutions.
  • Publish and/or present on key topics in sustainable finance and forge relationships with new clients and partners.
  • Oversee the management of complex projects and project teams, ensuring continuous improvement of team knowledge, efficiency and performance.
  • Provide an inspirational model for the sustainable finance team, leading it to new levels of performance, integrity and impact.
  • Lead the portfolio team in accordance with the team's strategy, business plan and resourcing plan, including line management of the Programme Directors.

Experiences Sought:

  • Clear understanding of the global financial system and sustainability
  • Extensive experience in a financial or sustainability working environment with fluency in sustainable finance practice
  • Awareness and knowledge of major global environmental and Social issues, with a deep understanding of how they affect financial institutions' risks and opportunities across their operating models
  • Ability to lead strategies in complex, fast-moving and virtual teams
  • Repertoire of approaches to enabling change, including organisational strategies, research and analysis, innovation and policy influence

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the best-connected advisory groups in the sustainability space. If you feel you have the requisite knowledge of the global financial system, and the appetite to drive change in the global economy by that knowledge to some of humanity's biggest challenges, please get in touch today.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Ian Povey-Hall 0207 400 5851

Job Ref. BBBH8406