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Focus Areas

Sustainable Finance & Responsible Investing


GS2 is a trusted partner in sustainable finance and responsible investment, committed to driving positive change through our executive search, recruitment and talent advisory services.

With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within this dynamic field, we are dedicated to connecting exceptional individuals with purpose-driven organisations to support the change to a more sustainable economy.

Our sustainable finance and responsible investment practice encompasses a diverse range of sectors including: 

Banking and Insurance
Private Markets
Real Assets
Asset Management / Investment Management

By utilising our extensive network of top-tier professionals, we empower global financial institutions and investors to build high-performing teams that excel in their markets and champion responsible investment and practices.

Typical assignments include:

Corporate Sustainability strategy
Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing
Head of Policy and ESG Integration
Head of ESG Risk
Investment Manager
Director of Stewardship
Head of Responsible Investment
Head of Climate Risk
Equity Sales
ESG Analyst
CSRD Reporting Lead
Head of Sustainable Product Marketing


To discuss further, please contact our team today

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GS2 are the future of recruitment!. Every element covered in extensive detail to ensure that the correct candidates are found. Josh, Naz and the teams approach is personal, specific and with incredible customer service to keep you fully informed before, during and after the assignment. Can’t rate them highly enough, a fully deserved 5 star experience.
Simon Bown - Director of HSEQ at KeolisAmey

Simon Bown,
Director of HSEQ
Simon Bown
Janine Cole
Sarah Ratcliffe
Simon Tranter
Hannah Leggatt

Find your next challenge

Are you looking for your next challenge within a sustainably conscious organisation? At GS2 we partner with organisations, who like you, believe in leaving the world better than they found it.

Posted today

Climate & Environmental Manager

  • Salary£90000 - £110000 per annum
  • LocationLondon, Greater London, South East, England
Climate & Environmental  ManagerDoes working for an investment management and private equity firm who are renowned for their long term, impact focused approach to sustainability appeal to you? Would you like to establish yourself as the Climate & Environmental leader, within a small team of sustainability specialists?Are you looking for opportunities to grow and develop your career within an entrepreneurial organisation?  If so, look no further…   A newly created position has arisen for a Climate & Environmental Manager to join a leading investment manager and private equity firm to continue their relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. This role will report directly to the Head of Sustainability and will lead the implementation of cross-functional climate related initiatives, working with a range of teams including risk, finance and investment. The Climate & Environmental Manager will be the  subject matter expert with demonstrable experience in climate strategy, GHG accounting, climate risk assessments and scenario analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.   Why the Climate & Environmental Manager  position is something you should apply for:In this newly created role, there is significant potential to progress; Both in terms of seniority and building strategies around climate, nature, water and more.This is an opportunity to grow and develop in your career at group level within a >£10 billion AUM investment management firm committed to sustainability.You will join a close group of sustainability specialists that works closely together. As well as operating at a Group level, you will work with the investment team to integrate findings. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader industry, and establish yourself as a thought leader.   The successful Climate & Environmental Manager will:Have experience operating at a senior level as a sustainability professional. Have strong technical skills and expertise in climate strategy, metrics, methodology. Be able to distil complex topics into high-level, effective summaries for senior internal stakeholders.Be able to integrate climate and nature related risks into existing risk frameworks. Have excellent project management skills.Understand TCFD from the perspective of a listed company.   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:£90k - £110k basic salary Bonus scheme which starts from day 125 days annual leave (rising 1 day per year up to 30), plus 1 day for volunteeringHealthcare - fully paid for employee, 50% off for dependantsPension-up to 8% matchGenerous childcare salary sacrifice schemeElectric or hybrid car salary sacrifice schemePlus so much more!  If this could be of interest, please apply now through GS2 to be considered and find out more.
Posted today

Sustainable Finance Manager

  • Salary£80000 - £100000 per annum
  • LocationCity Of London, Greater London, South East, England
 Sustainable Finance ManagerDoes working for an investment management and private equity firm who are renowned for their long term, impact focused approach to sustainability appeal to you? Would you like to join a small team of sustainability specialists, leading on sustainable finance?Are you looking for opportunities to grow and develop your career within an entrepreneurial organisation?  If so, look no further… A newly created position has arisen for a Sustainable Finance Manager to join a leading investment manager and private equity firm to continue their relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. This role will report directly to the Group Head of Sustainability and will play a critical role in driving the firm’s sustainable finance initiatives, ensuring compliance with evolving regulations, and integrating sustainability into their investment strategies. This role will act as the in-house expert on EU taxonomy, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and do-no-significant-harm assessments. As well as a technical expert, you will engage with the investment teams to deliver success across sustainability and finance.    Why the Sustainable Finance Manager  position is something you should apply for:This is an opportunity to grow and develop in your career at group level within a >£10 billion AUM sustainability focused investment management firm.In this newly created role, there is significant potential to progress; Both in terms of seniority and deepening your own expertise in sustainable finance.You will join a close group of sustainability specialists that works closely together. Given the small nature of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of sustainability projects, whilst leading on sustainable finance. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader industry, and establish yourself as a thought leader.   The successful Sustainable Finance Manager  will:Have experience operating at a senior level as a sustainability professional, with 3+ years of focusing on financial services.Be confident in working with EU Taxonomy and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation incl Principle Adverse Impact (PAI) Indicators and Do-no-significant harm assessments.Be able to manage several projects simultaneously, whilst engaging with a range of stakeholders. Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be confident in public speaking and representing the company at events.Feel comfortable delivering within a fast-paced environment.Be able to improve process, data and disclosure across various funds.   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:£80k - £100k basic salary Bonus scheme which starts from day 125 days annual leave (rising 1 day per year up to 30), plus 1 day for volunteeringHealthcare - fully paid for employee, 50% off for dependantsPension-up to 8% matchGenerous childcare salary sacrifice schemeElectric or hybrid car salary sacrifice schemePlus so much more! If this could be of interest, please apply now through GS2 to be considered and find out more.

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