Head of ESG, Energy and Infrastructure Investor, London, UK

Recruiter
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2022
Closes
19 Jun 2022
Ref
14578010
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Reference11139

About our client
Our client is a specialised energy and infrastructure investor that seeks to deploy capital in innovative ways across the energy value chain of the future.
What the job involves
In this newly created role you will be responsible for the development of the ESG function with the objective of protecting and enhancing value at the firm and across the portfolio.

You will be an experienced ESG specialist with demonstrable technical skills, specifically with respect to emissions, relevant operational experience at a senior level and the desire to develop an industry-leading function and be a credible voice in the continued debate on the subject of global sustainability, specifically across the energy value chain.
  • Overall ESG strategic plan creation and implementation across the firm, working closely with the origination and asset oversight teams and the management teams of the portfolio companies
  • Quantification, measurement and analysis of emissions/ CO2 which will require demonstrable knowledge of the emissions cycle (Scope 1 & 2)
  • Establishment of data-driven ESG goals, milestones, metrics and governance systems
  • Develop and implement a plan for collecting, storing, validating and distributing ESG data and content for reporting and responding to requests from key stakeholders such as, but not limited to the firm's LP's
  • Maintain awareness of global ESG trends (including industry-wide regulations and regulatory developments), tools metrics and KPI's and share updates and implications with internal stakeholders to ensure that the firm can respond effectively and establish a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the Investor facing team to ensure ESG strategy and progress made toward goals is communicated effectively, helping to enhance and protect the firm's reputation with investors and facilitating consistent messaging in all marketing materials
Who we are looking for
  • Demonstrated experience as a subject matter expert on ESG reporting and disclosures with strong understanding of the role of ESG data, and how to link with business drivers and operational processes
  • Self-starter with experience leading and managing a function with multiple interdependencies within a multi-office organisation
  • Proven track record of executing value-accretive ESG workstreams and driving organisational change
  • Experience in creating and delivering an ESG strategy which adds value to the firm and meets stakeholder needs
  • Strong commercial acumen to assess, define and integrate ESG metrics into systems, and establish ESG management and reporting processes
  • Experience in reporting and the regulatory environment

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