Our ESG and sustainability team is headed by Rebecca Liebel. Her team executes challenging searches to identify the best ESG and sustainability professionals from outside and inside the industry to meet our client's needs.

Our ESG experts

Key Contact
Dean Terry
Head of HR, Legal & ESG
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ESG placements in the last 12 months


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Building your leadership pipeline

Hiring a Head of ESG who will develop and implement a robust strategy, drive value across your portfolio and meet reporting requirements, demands a search partner with a deep understanding of the needs of your business, the nuances in approach to ESG & Sustainability and access to the best talent. 

We approach all mandates with thorough research, in-depth and careful interview screening and detailed reports to help ensure the success of these pivotal searches.

The challenge for mid-level hiring is the relatively small number of experienced VPs or mid level professionals with private markets ESG experience. We’ll help you understand your options for moving someone from another fund or hiring from outside the sector.

Junior hiring is almost always from outside private markets, and to move in-house is aspirational. We’ll sort through the talent to find you the best early-career ESG professionals with the skills, aptitude and attitude to add value to your team.

Client Story

PER recruited a Head of ESG for a European Infrastructure investor

The successful candidate was an ESG generalist with specialist experience of climate strategy development, carbon measurement and reduction.

Our understanding of the needs of our client and the requisite skills and experience led to the successful placement of an individual with an unrivalled depth of knowledge whose prior industry experience provided valuable insight to the firm and management teams of the companies within the portfolio.  

PER supported one of the most dynamic mid-market buyout funds in Munich

Our knowledge about the team and culture resulted in a follow-on project to help identify their first in-house ESG specialist.

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