Bregal Investments has retained Acre to recruit a Sustainability and (Environmental, Social and Governance) ESG Specialist, a newly created appointment, to join the London office. Bregal is a prominent private equity firm spanning Europe, and North-America with €13 billion invested to date.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the expansion of Bregal's Sustainability and ESG team, and ambitious programmes, building on Bregal's commitment to be a responsible investor and owner.
In addition to supporting the implementation of Bregal's ESG approach across six direct investment funds and a fund-of-funds, in North America and Europe, the successful candidate will assist with the roll-out of Bregal's €40 million Sustainable Development fund; this is dedicated to providing capital to existing portfolio companies, to implement ESG improvement projects.
In close collaboration with the deal teams, ensure that existing and new assets are effectively managing their ESG considerations, set the right ESG priorities and improve their ESG performance during the ownership period
Conduct ESG reviews of existing portfolio companies, to provide strategic guidance on ESG challenges and opportunities, formulate ESG improvement initiatives and define performance measurement
Build relationships and engage with the executives and senior managers of portfolio companies to support them improve ESG performance in line with commercial performance
Support communication to investors and stakeholders on material developments of Bregal's ESG performance, including the annual Responsible Investment report
Desktop ESG research analysis and preparation of PowerPoint presentations
Travel within the UK & Europe, and the US
Experience, skills and competencies sought:
Sustainability or ESG experience gained in the consulting sector, or within large international corporations
Experience of advising or working with management teams on sustainability and ESG improvement projects
Sustainability reporting and developing performance measurement frameworks
Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
The ability to influence a range of stakeholders at various levels of seniority
Strong business acumen focused on realising ESG progress and driving a sustainability agenda
Exposure to different sectors and industries is advantageous.
The structure and culture of the Bregal private equity platform, combined with the commitment and expectation of their clients for strong ESG performance; offers a unique opportunity to innovate and further develop Bregal's ESG proposition and reputation as a leader in responsible investment.
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