​​​Acre is the global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) recruitment, with a track record of over ten years in the market and 20 years more broadly across the broader sustainability recruitment landscape.

Acre’s pioneering work in ESG, sustainable finance and impact investing has created the largest global recruitment network and the most comprehensive dataset in the market.

We work with a range of financial institutions to source ESG and sustainable investment professionals including banks, asset managers and private equity firms.
Our experience in ESG recruitment means that we have cultivated an extensive network of candidates, clients and companies.

What is community investment?

Community investment is a type of socially responsible investing that aims to earn returns for investors while limiting or ideally, eliminating any negative social impacts of those investments. This socially responsible investment aims to create a sustainable investment community.

It is an important way to support communities to improve the lives of people, and has the potential to generate significant social and economic outcomes.

Community investment refers to direct investments that are made into deprived communities via community development banks, credit unions, loan funds and micro-finance institutions.
As companies are becoming more environmentally conscious and socially responsible, we are seeing a high level of demand for community investment roles.

Why is community investment important?

​Investing in communities enables businesses to be part of something greater than simply securing profit.
It is a significant value-add for any business to be involved in, merging business and charity to benefit the whole community.
The more we progress to an equal society, the more socially inclusive growth can occur, and the better our society can become.

What type of community investment roles can you find with Acre?

We connect community investment professionals, who want to make a real difference with organisations who are committed to improving our world.

From community investment management to charity investment consultant roles, we recruit for a variety of community investment opportunities.

For the past 10 years, our ESG recruitment team has been placing talented individuals in a wide range of positions relating to community investment.
We help find community investment jobs for talented professionals across all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research in banking and finance.

We work with influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.

What ESG skills do companies need?

Depending on an individuals’ professional focus, the technical requirements for ESG roles will vary from role to role, organisation to organisation and from professional to professional.

However, professionals with skills in the ESG fields are highly sought after as socially-conscious jobs are increasingly in demand.

On a daily basis, we help companies find the right ESG professionals at the right time, to drive change in the right places.

At Acre, we utilise our bespoke competency framework of non-technical skills, which is built based on data which outlines what 'good' looks like in over 2,000 purpose-driven professionals. This allows us to grow and develop our ESG professional candidates accordingly.

Are there community investment jobs available?

Whether you’re looking to find the best community investment professional for your business or you’re actively searching for a new job role, our ESG recruitment team can help.

We will work with you to form a deep understanding of your ambitions to find the best fit for you or your business.

Click here to find more out about ESG recruitment and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Browse Acre's Community Investment jobs here.

​You might also be interested in Acre's Social Impact Job opportunities, you can find out more here.

What other types of ESG careers are out there?

There is a wide variety of ESG careers available in an array of settings: from private markets to NGOs.

You can explore ESG careers in fields like sustainable finance, SRI, impact investing and corporate governance.

What are some useful resources for ESG professionals to have?

If you’re interested in learning more about community investment roles, or how you might start a career in this field , you can browse some of our latest thought leadership here.

We have a diverse offering of impactful roles outside of ESG recruitment too, in areas such as:

Climate Change Jobs
Environmental Jobs
Sustainability 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.

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