Recruitment & talent development for a safe, sustainable future

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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

ESG and Responsible Investment

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Energy and Cleantech

Corporate Affairs and Communications

Not-For-Profit

Acre has been pioneering social responsibility recruitment since 2003. 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.

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

​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 expertise focuses on those shaping change through developing and implementing compelling strategy, policies and campaigns across the following disciplines and functions: Reputation and Issues Management, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Stakeholder and Community Engagement.

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...

  • Acre worked very effectively on the recruitment of sustainability and environment professionals for European and UK operations. Acre got a good grasp of our needs, and played an important role in the selection and appointment of a number of key individuals in to our organisation.

    Senior Director

    McDonalds
  • 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

Featured Content

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Acre support London CIV in Strengthening Senior Management Function with Key Head of Responsible Investment Appointment

    ​Our banking and finance team are proud to have partnered with London CIV, who today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Jackson as their Head of Responsible Investment.

    The new role will focus on LCIV’s sustainable and long-term contribution to responsible investing and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) influences.

  • The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!

    The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Market Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

    Our aim is for the results to divulge details on diversity, budgets and team sizes as well as drawing comparisons across the previous surveys.

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