Head of Sustainability, Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Body, London, UK

Recruiter
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 May 2022
Closes
03 Jun 2022
Ref
14504399
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Reference11197

About our client
We are working with the UK Association for the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry, wh ich is looking to hire a Head of Sustainability to lead the ESG initiatives and represent the organisation within the industry on sustainability issues. The role will be based in London.
What the job involves
  • Working alongside the Deputy Director General to develop and implement the organisations' sustainability strategy, working across the business to deliver projects/initiatives that support the industry and enhance the membership
  • Manage the Responsible Investment and Impact Investment Advisory Groups and work with them and other groups/committees to develop and share market practices and support members in meeting sustainability goals, including delivering on the responsible investment toolkit and industry responses to climate change
  • Monitor ESG developments to ensure that the team is well-informed and able to react to new developments and initiatives, with briefings for members, the organisation's directors and board/council members
  • Collaborate internally to curate content and share insights and best practices with members via events, training, research and other publications
  • Develop a good understanding of key UK, EU and international policy files that are relevant to the UK PE/VC industry from an ESG/Sustainability perspective, with a focus on reporting standards
  • Building relationships and networks with key stakeholders and members across the PE/VC space, including firms, investors, advisors and government officials
  • Collaborate internally to produce and maintain content on the BVCA website, including the development of an online communities function
  • Provide members with regular updates on key developments within the industry, including technical updates and bulletins, an annual conference and contributing to the weekly newsletter, working internally to ensure consistency with all public messaging
  • Support internal teams on membership engagement and business development
  • Liaise with international partners on sustainability/ESG matters, including PE/VC associations in Europe and the US
Who we are looking for
  • Experienced sustainability/ESG professional with experience working in asset management or financial services, with 9+ years working within the consulting sector or in house within the private markets
  • Excellent knowledge of ESG/sustainability trends and issues with the ability to digest and respond to new policy and technical developments
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to build relationships, understand industry issues, communicate effectively and empathise with all parties to provide pragmatic solutions
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate and liaise with senior executives from member firms on key ESG/Sustainability issues
  • Experience leading strategic initiatives with strong project management skills and the ability to work multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Collaborative and consultative approach with a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint

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