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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
Head of Sustainable Product Marketing
CSRD Reporting Lead

To discuss further, please contact our team today


Working with GS2 to recruit our Sustainability Lead - Development was a completely different experience to any recruitment I had done in the past. I had already seen a successful outcome of this approach when they recruited on behalf of the Better Buildings Partnership. What you get with GS2 is a very personal approach - they genuinely care that they are providing the right candidate and the right solution, and they manage expectations well.


Janine Cole,
Social Impact and Sustainability Director
Janine Cole
Sarah Ratcliffe
Simon Tranter
Hannah Leggatt
Paul Clark

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

Interim Head of Sustainability and ESG

  • Salary£1200 per day
  • LocationLondon, Greater London, South East, England
Interim Head of ESG and Sustainability - London/Milan - £1200 per day, 6 Month Contract - Italian speaking Interim Head of ESG and Sustainability required for a market leading, sustainability focused, private equity firm. The position will work closely with and support one of their portfolio companies, providing sustainability strategic guidance, assurance and advice in line with their value creation objectives. This high impact, purpose focused Interim Head of ESG and Sustainability opportunity will allow an individual with a proven track record within private equity, sustainable finance or industry to play a significant role in a critical growth stage for the organisation, both through M&A and organically. Exceptional communication and engagement skills across a multi stakeholder environment, will allow the successful individual to not only achieve short term results, but align with the longer term goals of the firm. The position will be 2 days per week from their London HQ, with occasional travel to Milan and therefore speaking Italian is highly desirable.  
Posted 1 day ago

Interim Head of Compliance

  • Salary£650 per day
  • LocationManchester, Greater Manchester, North West, England
Interim Head of Compliance - £650 per day - 6 month contract - Manchester Join a leading public sector organisation in Manchester or London as an Interim Head of Compliance.Our client is seeking an experienced Interim Head of Compliance professional to ensure a high level of compliance for the organisation specifically within the M&E function. Responsibilities include:Ensuring M&E focused property complianceProviding quality assurance when remedial works are being undertakenDelivering upon strategic objectives focused on building safety legislationExceptional contractor management to ensure high quality remedial works are delivered.Requirements:Proven track record in property / asset complianceExcellent communication and leadership skillsUnderstanding of data governance and assuranceInterviews are scheduled over the coming week, so please reach out immediately to Naz Bhad at GS2 for further details.
Posted 5 days ago

Sustainability Analyst

  • Salary£36000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: A bonus of 15%, 27 days annual leave
  • LocationChertsey, Surrey, South East, England
Sustainability Analyst   Are you passionate about sustainability and looking to develop your career within an organisation which aligns with your purpose driven mindset?     Would you enjoy working for a truly global FTSE 20 listed organisation, with over 600,000 employees operating in 40 countries?   Do you have excellent relationship building skills that you can apply both internally and externally with stakeholders across the business?  If so, look no further… An attractive position has arisen for a Sustainability Analyst to join Compass Group, the world's largest food service organisation. As the world’s leading contract catering, hospitality, and business support services provider, Compass Group operates in all major sectors and industries including education, business, healthcare, government defence, sport & leisure, offshore and hospitality.  Why the Sustainability Analyst position is something you should apply for: This is a great first or second role for somebody passionate about sustainability who is looking to establish a purpose driven career A truly global role, you will have the ability to interact with and influence a range of businesses and cultures across 40 countries. Sustainability is high on the ExCo agenda, resulting in an exceptional level of support to deliver exceptional positive impact. Compass Group are the largest foodservice company in the world, who despite their size have maintained an entrepreneurial and caring culture for their staff. There are a wide variety of growth opportunities within Compass Group, to expand your career at country, regional and global levels.  The successful Sustainability Analyst will:  Support in the sharing of information with  countries as well as collecting best practice, and helping the sustainability team with reporting and sustainability projects. Be comfortable analysing and working with large sets of data and proficient working with Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint Have excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally with stakeholders across the business across numerous countries  Be an independent self starter who is willing to roll their sleeves up and work across the business, with the ability to understand and deliver tasks  Be a personable and passionate individual with a natural curiosity for sustainability and the appetite to learn more  In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:  A Basic salary depending upon experience from £38,000-£42,000 per annum (with potential flexibility for the right individual) A bonus of 15%  27 days annual leave Pension contribution  Health insurance  Free food based on site   If this could be of interest, please apply now through our retained partners and sustainability executive search organisation GS2 Partnership. 

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