With two decades of sustainability recruitment experience, we have an extensive track record of finding talented individuals and matching them with organisations looking to contribute to a greener future.
We also help purpose-driven professionals develop their skills so they can create impact in their next socially responsible finance role.
We are one of the leading sustainability recruitment firms worldwide, and our track record is unrivalled.
In fact, we’ve successfully placed more green finance candidates in positions across the world than any other agency.
What is responsible finance?
Responsible finance originates from the belief that finance must not solely be about turning a profit. Instead, the finance sector must act as a force for good for society and the planet.
The term responsible finance encompasses a wide range of different roles and responsibilities within the financial sector. These include - but are not limited to - ESG, CSR and impact investing.
Responsible finance providers also lend to charities, non-profit organisations and other similar organisations to ensure that they can support social and environmental growth, and give back to their communities.
Why is responsible finance important?
Responsible finance is crucial for a more sustainable future because it no longer allows for the financial sector to focus solely on generating profit; it promotes financial decisions that factor environmental, social and governance considerations into all decision making. Responsible finance professionals play an integral part in harnessing the power of the financial services industry to not only bring awareness to key sustainability issues, but to fund initiatives that promote and drive the transition to net-zero.
Ultimately, responsible finance is crucial to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This focus on environmental and social issues will promote more social mobility and create a society that is fairer for all.
What type of responsible finance jobs can you find with Acre?
We find and connect talented socially responsible finance professionals with organisations who want to make a real difference in our warming world.
For two decades, we’ve been hiring driven and aspirational professionals with organisations that want to change how the finance sector operates. At Acre, you can find a variety of green finance roles including:
What kind of skills are needed for responsible finance roles?
In every responsible finance role, the technical skills required will vary. This will depend on the candidate’s skills and experience, the company’s expectations and the role itself.
More and more, businesses recognise the value and importance of responsible finance roles. Many organisations want to give back to their communities or help their organisation become more sustainable, all while making a profit.
For this reason, responsible finance professionals are in very high demand.
On a daily basis, we work with organisations to solve environmental, social and economic problems. We understand how important it is to consider both technical and non-technical skills when looking for the best candidate for your organisation.
We develop and assess our candidates against our bespoke competency framework, which measures candidates’ non-technical skills. Our framework has been developed from the data of over 2,000 driven individuals.
This really allows us to understand what “good” looks like in the workplace.
Are there any responsible finance jobs available now?
At Acre, we connect talented professionals with dynamic organisations. We work with both businesses who have just started out on their sustainability journey and with those who are well on their way to creating a legacy.
If your business is looking to fill or to create responsible finance jobs, our sustainable finance recruitment team can help.
We will work closely with you to understand your ambitions and challenges, and we will work together to create a strategy that will find the right person for your role.
If you’re interested in learning more about our sustainable finance recruitment team and their work, click here.
If your business is interested in creating new responsible finance jobs, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are some useful resources for a responsible finance professional to have?
If you’re interested in finding out more about corporate social responsibility in finance, or you’re considering a career move to responsible finance, please read some of our latest thought leadership 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.