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Profit for Purpose Officer, Leading Impact Investor, London, UK

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 16, 2023

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Job Function
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About our client
Our client is looking for a Profit with Purpose Officer to support its investment teams and associated portfolio companies to achieve impact in line with the firm's stated Profit with Purpose goals. The primary focus of the role is to contribute to the success of the Financial Services investment team in its investment and portfolio management activities, with a focus on ESG and impact measurement. As an integral member of the team, you will support the day-to-day activities of the investment team and contribute to portfolio company growth.
What the job involves
  • Collect quarterly FIIRM and annual governance data from portfolio companies in a timely and efficient manner
  • Share relevant metrics with IR, communications and LPs, as requested
  • Analyse the data received on a quarterly basis and share insights as part of the quarterly portfolio review process
  • Define and implement special projects based on the data collected
  • Work with the deal teams to drive the quarterly portfolio review process including impact performance
  • Support Impact Steering Committee (ISC) Chair in preparing materials for bi-monthly meetings and ensure alignment with Customer Experience (CX) and Talent Accelerator work
  • Work closely with the investment team to perform initial, deep screen, and DD for impact and ESG
  • Based on the DD, create a 100-day Impact and ESG action plan for the company and support portfolio companies in closing ESG gaps
  • Drive impact value creation projects in portfolio companies with investment teams and support CX projects in portfolio
  • Connect investment teams to relevant experts and manage engagement with expert network platforms to ensure high quality experts are available to the firm
  • Ownership of sector knowledge and identifying ways to improve impact measurement for Financial Services
  • Ensuring the Impact Measurement and Management Practice and key internal stakeholders remain up to date with relevant Impact investing industry trends
  • Assisting with communicating the work of the IMM Practice to external stakeholders and preparing materials showcasing impact performance
Who we are looking for
  • Undergraduate education in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Business-related degree from a top tier institution
  • Financial Services sector knowledge and experience e.g., lending, insurance and payments
  • Experience in project management and/or investment or operating analysis essential
  • Curious, inquisitive, collaborative, and ability to listen, prioritise, and structure own work essential. Also likes an entrepreneurial environment and thinking out of the box
  • Experience administering databases or cloud-based data management systems highly valued
  • Familiarity with data management tools e.g., Tableau, Power BI preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with developing or emerging markets, and the nature of company operations in these markets preferred

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