Head of Sustainability / ESG – Real Assets




Posted 2 months ago

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An esteemed real assets investment manager has partnered with Acre to appoint a Head of ESG/Sustainability to join the London office, with £30bn+ in assets under management across Europe and internationally, this is an exciting leadership opportunity. The investment funds consist of infrastructure assets such as utility networks and renewable energy assets including wind and solar, plus transport. Real estate is another component of the fund range portfolio including industrial, office and retail assets. This is an important remit for the business, whereby the Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) will build upon the organisation’s already strong commitment to sustainability and to being a responsible investor. Innovative sustainable solutions addressing climate change risks, the transition to a low carbon economy and to create positive social impact; will be the catalyst to success in this appointment. Responsibilities include:
  • Developing ESG strategy, policy and performance targets through to implementation
  • Working closely with fund managers colleagues throughout the investment lifecycle to further embed sustainability into the investment process
  • Leading and mentoring a sustainability team
  • Managing key external relationships with consultants on ESG issues, including third party managing agents
  • External leadership through speaking at conferences and contributing to industry initiatives
  • Internal thought leadership to further drive ESG integration
  • Presenting to the board and contributing to investment meetings
We welcome applicants from a variety of sustainability backgrounds and a track record of working on initiatives in an investment, or ROI context, to drive commercial value and to benefit stakeholders and society. Capabilities sought:
  • Strategic flair, the ability to influence and to improve performance
  • Capable of understanding and analysing diverse and complex projects, with a track record of problem solving and delivery of sustainable solutions
  • Personal resilience and flexibility; the ability to respond proactively to situations
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a high-profile ESG/sustainability position in a prestigious and highly successful real assets investment business.  

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Helen Pradas-Page 020 7400 5578

Job Ref. BBBH8257