Recruitment & talent development for a safe, sustainable future

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Corporate Affairs and Communications

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

ESG and Responsible Investment

Environmental

Energy and Cleantech

Health and Safety

Not-For-Profit

Acre is the specialist Executive Search consultancy supporting the Corporate Affairs and Communications functions. We work with Boards and Executive Committees to identify, evaluate and secure the modern blend of skillsets required where performance, purpose and reputation meet.

Acre has been pioneering corporate responsibility and sustainability recruitment since 2003.

What we do:

We maintain the market's most expansive sustainability network, helping our clients catalyse the integration of corporate responsibility and sustainability in partnership with organisations globally. We are proud to bring the most extensive offering of sustainability jobs to the marketplace, which you can find here.

Helping find and hire talented professionals for all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research in banking and finance, and influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.

​Our environmental recruitment consultants, specialists in the environmental field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural and environmental change. We look for purpose-driven, exceptional and talented individuals who can have an immediate impact on environmental agendas in executive-level roles.

​We partner with forward thinking and world-leading corporates, power producers, consultancies and technology innovators in the energy ecosystems to attract, recruit and retain talented renewable energy and clean technology professionals.

We’re constantly searching for the best new talent in health and safety, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert and experienced consultants, backed by our unique safety leadership assessments and objective non-technical data, have a strong track record of placing senior health and safety professionals at world-leading organisations.

Acre works with a range of non-profit organisations to help drive programmes around sustainability related initiatives. This includes charities, foundations, membership bodies and multi-stakeholder-initiatives (MSIs).

What Our Clients Say...

  • We had been looking to fill a difficult role for 2 years and had been through several rounds of interviewing without success. With their networking and specialist knowledge of the area, Acre were able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment.

    Global Technical Manager

    Syngenta
  • As trawlermen the world over will attest, you're going to get a better catch if someone knows where the fish are to be found. When it comes to recruitment, Acre appear to know not just where the fish are, but the specific type of fish you are searching for in particular. We were delighted with the recruitment process and the high-calibre candidates it produced. Great service as well.

    Head of Community and Campaigns

    The Co-Operative
  • Acre was the only specialist search firm able to assist with our CSR search requirement. They were professional and extremely knowledgeable and we would not have been able to hire the talent we did without their expert assistance.

    Sustainability Manager

    Bank of America
  • I have worked with Acre, for several years, to secure sustainability experts. I have found their capacity to understand the assignments, rapidly identify and match potential candidates - and then smooth the way to successful appointments - to be outstanding.

    Sustainability Manager

    Jaguar Landrover
  • When it came to recruit a Sustainable Development Manager, we looked for an organisation that specialised in this discipline and could work to a high standard. Acre did not disappoint - and the level of service provided was first class. Despite a very focused and defined job role, they were efficient in providing a shortlist of qualified candidates from which we were able to select an applicant of quality.

    Head of HR

    Euro Tunnel

Featured Content

  • The State of Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey: Now Live

    The survey, run by Diversity in Sustainability, is the first look into identifying areas of improvement across the sector for diversity, equity and inclusion, is designed to develop a baseline understanding of today’s state of DEI in sustainability professions across multiple industries.

  • Full Recording Available Now | Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability to the ‘Regenerative Economy' Webinar

    In January, we live-streamed a fire-side chat with John Elkington, a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, and the bestselling author of books including “Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.”

  • A COVID-19 Market Analysis For Sustainability & Safety Professionals

    As recruitment and talent development specialists, we feel uniquely placed to provide insight into the direction that our core markets are taking as we work our way through this changing environment. The first instalment of our Rising Sun series will provide an informative platform to drive purpose-driven agendas forward and to support sustainability and EHS professionals to acclimatise.

  • How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?

    On 3 March, Helen Pradas-Page convened a roundtable centred around the new UK Stewardship Code 2020; which is key to how investment can bring about a more sustainable future to benefit the economy and wider society. The event was attended by leading figures from across the capital market ecosystem; our whitepaper summarising the discussion is available here.

  • Buying Our Way Into Trouble – Is Procurement Keeping Pace In The Modern World?

    Acre's Tom Townsend Senior Consultant | EMEA, spent time with two leading procurement experts, talking through different areas – he wanted to find out whether procurement is tackling these issues well and whether there was a more fundamental problem with how teams are focused on competing priorities. In order to get a balanced perspective, he spoke with Dave Howson, Procurement Risk & Sustainability Director at Coty and Angus McIntosh, former Chief Procurement Officer at Beiersdorf.

  • What We're Learning: Navigating a Pandemic Through the Lens of an HSE Leader

    ​Over the course of April, Acre convened a number of virtual round-tables to discuss business continuity and effective Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our News & Resources

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    12 April 2021

    Make Lunch Count

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    08 April 2021

    Ceres 2021: Trends and Direct Actions

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    08 April 2021

    14 Unusual Sustainability Jobs You Need to Know About

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    05 February 2020

    Acre's Global Impact

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    04 February 2020

    Acre Amsterdam is open!

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  • Events
    03 July 2019

    Climate Innovation Forum 2019

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