At Acre, we have over two decades of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience.
Since 2003, we’ve been connecting talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to drive sustainable change.
We work with companies to place changemakers into CSR jobs around the world.
We work with a range of organisations, from small start-ups to some of the world's best known brands. Our track record is unrivalled - we’ve placed more candidates in sustainability roles than any other recruitment agency worldwide.
Our experience in sustainability and CSR recruitment also means that we have developed an extensive network of CSR and sustainability professionals, clients and companies.
What is CSR?
CSR is a self-regulating business model which supports organisations to be socially accountable to themselves, their stakeholders and the general public.
By practising corporate social responsibility, organisations have to be conscious of the impact they are having across all parts of society, including economic, social and environmental.
An organisation that engages in CSR should operate in a manner that enhances both society and the environment, rather than contributing negatively towards them.
The demand for CSR roles will only grow as businesses become more socially and environmentally focused - and, with that, the need for CSR positions will only continue to evolve.
Why is CSR important?
CSR helps organisations become more socially responsible, creating a better relationship between a company, its shareholders, the general public and its wider community.
Therefore, CSR is valuable for both the community and the organisation as a whole. The result of CSR is that the more a business invests in CSR professionals, the closer the business will be to working towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CSR activities are known to boost morale, increase retention and enable employers to feel more connected to the world around them.
What type of sustainability officer jobs can you find at Acre?
We connect highly driven sustainability officers to companies who want to create change and make the world a better place.
For over 10 years, our sustainability recruitment team has been placing highly qualified sustainability officers in roles across the globe. This includes positions in NGOs, real estate and international corporations.
What sustainability skills do companies need?
Depending on an individual's area of focus, the company and the specifics of their role, the technical skills required in a chief sustainability officer role can vary widely.
There has been an increase in demand for sustainability professionals, particularly chief sustainability officers; however, there aren’t enough highly trained professionals to meet this demand, which has led to a prominent shortage of sustainability talent.
Everyday, we help organisations create and fill these positions. We then benchmark sustainability candidates against our bespoke framework of non-technical skills - providing us with an indication of their potential to lead in their role.
This bespoke framework has been built on data of over 2,000 hard working professionals and determines what “good” in CSR roles looks like.
Are there chief sustainability officer jobs available?
We recruit a wide range of chief sustainability officer roles from sustainability support officer to chief green officer relationship manager. Find more about our live chief sustainability officer jobs here. You can find out more about our sustainability recruitment services here and if your business is interested in recruiting chief sustainability officers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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You can also see a full range of our Chief Sustainability Officer jobs by heading to our job search here.
How can I get into sustainability?
Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career or you’re an experienced professional interested in making a career change, it can be difficult to know where to start.
If you’d like to invite purpose into your life through the work that you do, the information in our career advice hub might help set you on the right path.
You can find career advice here.
What other types of sustainability jobs are there?
CSR and sustainability roles, including chief sustainability officer roles, are in high demand across all sectors, from NGOs to international corporations.
Our work in sustainability recruitment and CSR recruitment covers a wide range of areas from sustainable strategy, sustainable reporting, corporate responsibility, ethical trade and more.
What are some useful resources for sustainability professionals to have?
If you’re thinking of starting a career in the sustainability industry or you want some more information on sustainability job trends, you can browse some of our latest thought leadership here.
We have a diverse offering of impactful roles outside of the CSR sector too, in areas such as:
Climate Change Jobs
Energy & Clean Technology Jobs
If your business is interested in our services, please contact us today. We regret we are unable to support career enquiries via the form below, but please review our current opportunities in our jobs section.
If you are seeking a career change to move into the areas we support, please see a useful list of resources to aid your search here.
A sustainability hub and one of the largest financial centres in the world, London has been the ideal home for Acre's HQ since 2003.
Coming in as the number one Sustainable City in the 2018 Citizen Centric Cities index, our client base continues to grow, providing new and exciting opportunities continuously.
We advertise new jobs in London daily across health and safety, CR & sustainability, energy and renewables and responsible finance.
You can browse a full range of those opportunities over at our extensive job search here.