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ESG Analyst/Associate, Global Private Equity and Credit Investor, London, UK

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 14, 2023

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Job Function
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About our client
We are working with a leading, global private equity and credit investor which is seeking to recruit an experienced ESG professional to join the team in London. ESG and Responsible Investment are central to the firm and this role will be focused on collaborating with the ESG and Credit teams to develop the firm's strategy and implement it across the firm. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long-established, highly respected, experienced, and responsible global alternative investment manager at an exciting stage of its continued growth across the globe.
What the job involves
  • Collaborate with the investment teams, client product services (CPS) team and IT to develop key initiatives
  • Anticipate, identify, and assist in managing risks, and identifying opportunities, relating to new ESG investment strategies and activities
  • Collaborate with the Credit ESG Working Group and the ESG Committee to develop the climate strategy
  • Support implementation of ESG investment monitoring processes
  • Engage with Investment colleagues to support pre-investment ESG due diligence
  • Perform ESG monitoring of investments and evaluate key trends and risks to assist in setting strategy and investment processes
  • Advise and support on ESG-related credit agreement provisions and maintain oversight of accepted sustainability and ESG-linked loan product
  • Work closely with different investment teams across the firm - Credit, Private Equity to refine and improve ESG processes
  • Engage with the wider community and stakeholders on sustainability (conferences, etc.) and develop a profile in the market
  • Support the completion of external reporting including UN PRI and Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) to the highest standards
  • Draft annual Responsible Investing client reports and take an active role in the quarterly ESG reporting
  • Conduct annual training for the investment and client facing teams and develop training programmes relevant to ESG matters
Who we are looking for
  • ESG industry experience in asset/fund management, preferably with a private equity or credit firm, a bank or an advisory role in a leading professional services firm
  • Strong analytical (including use of Excel, Power BI), monitoring & reporting, and communication/presentation skills
  • Experience with PRI reporting and responding to client requests
  • Experience of integrating ESG into the full investment life cycle
  • Experience engaging with senior Investment professionals and C-suite members of investee companies/corporates
  • Understanding of the Credit and Fixed Income Asset class
  • Broad knowledge of ESG integration and understanding of key ESG issues and how they are relevant for investors across different asset classes
  • Experience or strong understanding of a broad range of financing transactions and the key provisions of debt documents and how these differ across different sustainability linked loan products
  • Understanding of key risk factors in relation to ESG integration and ESG-related investment strategies, including greenwashing

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