BuzzWord is experiencing a high level of ESG engagement requests from private equity firms and their portfolio companies. BW seeks a director to build and lead its emerging private equity practice. Responsibilities include:
- Leading strategic engagements for private equity firms, including the development of ESG strategies, process and policy development, portfolio company management/interaction and limited partner communications.
- Leading due diligence engagements, including benchmarking, materiality and other analysis to uncover key ESG risks and opportunities. Compile and report to the client key findings and recommendations for improvements.
- Providing monitoring and support services for private equity portfolio companies. Services include monitoring risk, opportunities and progress towards previous goals. Support includes industry monitoring, communications support and third-party resource management.
- Assist general partners prepare for exit, which includes preparation of ESG disclosures.
Previous ESG experience with private equity is highly desired. Adjacent leadership experience in consulting and sustainability may also suffice.
Desired skills include strong leadership, communications, project management and analysis skills.
MBA or advanced degree preferred.
New York or San Francisco preferred, but flexible.