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ESG Analyst, Leading European Infrastructure Investor, London, UK

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 7, 2023

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Job Function
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About our client
Our client, a leading European infrastructure investor is seeking an ESG Analyst to join its team in London. The firm is looking for an Analyst to work with the ESG Manager and the asset management team in supporting the implementation of the ESG Policy initiatives, data gathering, analysis and reporting, as well as working with the portfolio companies to drive sustainability performance.
What the job involves
  • Build relationships with the management teams of the portfolio companies to support the improvement of ESG/sustainability practices, performance and risk management
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the portfolio companies ESG improvement plans and drive value change across the portfolio. This includes but is not limited to ESG onboarding, the firm's bi-annual ESG assessment and ad-hoc ESG support
  • Support investment teams with ESG due diligence, including but not limited to the use of the firm's bespoke ESG tool and the completion of materiality assessments
  • Assist with the reporting of ESG progress to investors. This includes but is not limited to client questionnaires and reporting, the firm's website, UNPRI reporting, annual ESG reports, TCFD reports and others that may become relevant
  • Manage the ESG reporting process, overseeing data collection, quality assessment, data management, outputs and insights on key ESG metrics and targets across all fund strategies to monitor performance for ESG reporting to key stakeholders
  • Develop new reporting templates and optimise user experience
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of tools, platforms, and reports to ensure actionable ESG data is available to investment professionals across the firm
  • Undertake continual analysis of peer companies and other corporates to assess and benchmark ESG positioning and disclosures, whilst identifying best practice
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned from time to time
Who we are looking for
  • Good knowledge and experience of ESG/Sustainability subjects, with a broad exposure to a variety of ESG related topics
  • Experience in carbon foot printing, understanding of common carbon footprint methodologies and external carbon reporting
  • Experience with ESG metrics
  • An analytical mindset with mathematical/quantitative skills and outstanding attention to detail, including the ability to process, enquire and work with large datasets in excel
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, work independently and strive for continuous improvement
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented
  • Learning mindset with intellectual curiosity
  • A fluent level of written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge and practical experience of Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in implementing and/or reporting sustainability/ESG in a corporate environment
  • Experience with data visualisation software such as Tableau or Power BI would be beneficial
  • Experience of ESG data platforms, standards and/or benchmarks
  • Experience in climate stress testing and scenario analysis to generate strategic insights to support decision making
  • European languages are preferable but not required

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