Recruitment & talent development for a sustainable future

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Climate Change

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Corporate Affairs and Communications

Energy and Cleantech


ESG and Responsible Investment

Health and Safety

Sustainable Finance

Our dedicated climate change recruitment team is expert in connecting talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to drive sustainable change. Our network is unparallelled in tackling climate change, with a focus on decarbonisation, climate finance, meeting ambitious net-zero targets, nature based solutions.

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.

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.

​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.

​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’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

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 has led search, recruitment and talent development since 2003 and was the first recruitment consultancy with a global team specialising in responsible investment, sustainable finance, and impact investing. Acre’s pioneering work has created the largest and most established global recruitment network for sustainable finance professionals.

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 was able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment.

    Global Technical Manager

  • 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 & Campaigns

    The Co-Op
  • 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 we needed 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 Human Resources

    Euro Tunnel

Featured Content

  • Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021

    Today, Acre has launched its first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) survey focussed specifically on Sustainable Finance & Impact Investment Professionals. As the first and only survey of its kind, we are aiming to develop a baseline understanding of today’s state of equity, diversity and inclusion within the Sustainable Finance market.   

    Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021
  • Diversity in Sustainability Releases Results from the State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey

    Diversity in Sustainability (DiS) is set to announce the results of its State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey.

    Diversity in Sustainability Releases Results from the State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey
  • 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.”

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

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

    How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?
  • 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.

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

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    20 January 2022

    HSBC Supports SMEs with New Green Fund

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    20 January 2022

    Veganuary Increases Appetite for Reducing your Environmental Impact

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    19 January 2022

    Future of the CSO | Willmott Dixon | Episode 2

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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
    15 September 2021

    Acre & Diversity in Sustainability | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Sustainability - Survey Results Webinar

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  • Events
    22 June 2021

    HSE North American Congress | 22nd, 24th & 29th June 2021

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    03 July 2019

    Climate Innovation Forum 2019

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We upskill health, safety and sustainability professionals across the globe with the non-technical skills essential to be effective in their role through leadership assessments, coaching and training.