Head of Sustainability / ESG – Real Estate Investment Manager




Posted 3 months ago

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Acre is delighted to be selected as the recruitment partner of choice for a highly esteemed real estate investment manager with circa £20bn in asset under management. The real assets investment team is part of a wider global investment management business, comprising of other asset classes such as equities and fixed income.

The real estate investment portfolio comprises of over 650 properties, spanning all sectors of the market including office, retail, industrial and infrastructure assets in the UK, and increasingly Europe.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Sustainability/ Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) to perform a leadership role, building upon the organisation's already strong commitment to sustainability and responsible investment.

Innovative sustainable solutions which drive commercial, social and environmental value will be the catalyst to success in this appointment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing strategy, policy, objectives and targets through to implementation
  • Managing key external relationships with consultants on ESG issues, including third party managing agents, to ensure sustained compliance with environmental legislation
  • Enhancing relationships with tenants to improve their wellbeing and occupier experience
  • External leadership through speaking at conferences and contributing to industry initiatives
  • Internal leadership to further drive ESG integration, presenting to the board and contributing to investment meetings

We welcome applicants from a variety of sustainability backgrounds with experience in the property or infrastructure sectors.

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 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