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 unparalleled in tackling climate change, with expertise across decarbonisation and carbon accounting, climate finance, developing nature based solutions and finding solutions to meet ambitious net-zero targets.

Our climate change recruitment offering is supported by the following suite of services:

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Climate Change Executive Search

We want brighter futures for all: our clients, society and the environment. That’s why we pride ourselves on finding great leaders, honing their skills to suit climate focussed professions and ensuring the best fit for your business - because we understand the difference the right leaders make, to your business and to our future.

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Talent Assessment & Development

It takes more than technical expertise to succeed in purpose-led roles and drive real change. We upskill climate change professionals across the globe with the non-technical skills to create business impact through coaching, training & development.

Our unique behavioural assessments, integrated within our recruitment & search offering, look beyond experience and technical skills. We explore a candidate's strengths, development needs and fit for your business, benchmarking insights against 2,000+ purpose-led professionals.

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Climate Change Contract & Interim Recruitment

We're experts in finding the right people, at the right time, who can make a difference in the right places. If you need a Head of Climate Change, Carbon Accountant or a TCFD expert to join your business quickly and drive impact from day one, our specialist contract & interim recruitment team can help.

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Meet the Team

What Our Clients Say

  • Fiorentina Pitassi - Alfen BV - Testimonial

    ​Die Kommunikation mit Dulce war super. Es hat Spaß gemacht mit ihr zu telefonieren und Sie hat mich sehr gut im Bewerbungsprozess unterstützt. Besser hätte ich nicht vorbereitet gewesen sein können.

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    Communication with Dulce was great. It was fun to talk to her on the phone and she supported me very well in the application process. I couldn't have been better prepared.

    Fiorentina Pitassi, Inside Sales Specialist - EV Charging Equipment

    Alfen
  • Christophe Williams - Naked Energy - Testimonial

    I have rated Acre with 5 stars, as they really understand our business needs and the specific roles being targeted. The entire engagement was extremely detailed, professional and resulted in new hires that have made a positive impact in our company.​

    Christophe Williams, Founder & Managing Director

    Naked Energy
  • Martin Kaonga - ClimateCare - Testimonial

    Acre was extremely professional in facilitating my appointment as Nature-Based Solutions Technical Manager by ClimateCare. From the moment I was shortlisted for the position, Acre was very quick in arranging meetings and interviews, and the consultant definitely understood the requirements of their client. Acre's handling of the whole recruitment process was exceptional.

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    Martin Kaonga, Nature Based Solutions Technical Manager

    ClimateCare
  • Margaux Nguyen - CodeGreen Solutions - Testimonial

    Acre's leadership assessment and coaching sessions brought me a wealth of meaningful insight. During the recruitment process, Josh made me aware of my dominant personality traits and how those traits may lead to positive or negative leadership behaviours. Connecting these dots helped me understand which behaviours have led to success in my career, but also where I have been holding myself back.

    During the two subsequent coaching sessions with Ed, I was able to use these insights to create well-defined, concrete goals for my new role. I feel better equipped to pursue these goals with a newfound self-awareness of my strengths and weaknesses, because Acre provided guidance that was specifically tailored to me.

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    Margaux Nguyen, Associate Director - Energy Management

    CodeGreen Solutions
  • Ben Wilde - First Carbon Solutions - Testimonial

    ​Acre's knowledge and understanding of the sustainability and environmental sector is outstanding. Their research, intelligence and networking capabilities make them an important partner for us as we grow our business in Europe. They are an impressive team.

    First Carbon Solutions

    Ben Wilde, Director

    First Carbon Solutions

Featured Content

  • Watch Now | 2021 Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit Panel Discussion

    In May, Acre’s Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Ian Povey-Hall, ‘sat down’ with Nabil Fawaz, Rachael Nutter and Edit Kiss to discuss the impact of corporate investments on forestry and biodiversity at the Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit.

    Watch Now | 2021 Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit Panel Discussion
  • The Road to a Green Recovery

    ​​This paper discusses the outcomes from a trio of cross-industry, solutions-focused interviews that looked to determine the resources required to effectively deliver a green recovery by closing existing gaps and determining how best to overcome them in the current health crisis and beyond.

    The Road to a Green Recovery
  • 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?
  • CR and Sustainability Market Survey: Results

    ​The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Market Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, provides a comprehensive insight into the salaries and benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of 1,500+ people working in the CR & Sustainability sector.

    Wondering about diversity, budgets and team sizes in sustainability? What about salary increases and the gender pay gap? Download your copy now.

    CR and Sustainability Market Survey: Results

Service Overview

Our Climate Change Recruitment Services

​We believe that people drive the future of business. 20 years' experience provides us with the expertise to consult, advise and challenge to deliver informed solutions and find the very best climate change candidates.  

Working together with you, we forge a deep understanding of your business goals and advise on solutions to get you there. We'll enable you to find the right people, at the right time, whether that's right now through our climate change contract and interim recruitment service, or an in-depth executive search process.

What Areas of Climate Change Does Acre Recruit In?

Decarbonisation Jobs

Our experienced decarbonisation network includes professionals who specialise in carbon accounting and carbon footprints, from carbon analysts to decarbonisation and climate strategists.

You can explore our current decarbonisation jobs here.

Nature Based Solutions Jobs

The NBS definitionby the European Commissionstates that Nature Based Solutions are "inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience".

Not only do our climate change recruitment team understand how NBS applies to, well, the climate - we can also source specialist Nature Based Solutions professionals to tackle areas such as biodiversity, risk management, and other socio-economic challenges.

You can explore our current nature based solutions jobs here.

Net Zero Jobs

We're experienced in helping your business to build and deploy net zero strategies and meet your net zero goals by hiring the right people. Whether you're specialising in zero carbon buildings or looking to meet ambitious zero carbon targets, we can connect you with talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact.

You can explore our current net zero jobs here.

Climate Finance Jobs

Our climate finance recruitment team are established specialists with a legacy in supporting businesses who want to deploy capital to reduce emissions, reduce vulnerability and maintain resilience of human and ecological systems to create negative climate change impacts.

We also support with TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) positions, if your focus is on improving and increasing reporting of climate-related financial information.

You can explore our current climate finance jobs here.

Sustainability & Environmental Jobs

We operate across the entire breadth and depth of sustainability, corporate responsibility, and environmental recruitment. Whether you're looking for an Ethical Trade Specialist or a Sustainability Director, we can help.

You can explore our current sustainability jobs here & environmental jobs here.​

What Skills Does Acre Look for in a Climate Change Professional?

The technical expertise required to tackle climate change varies considerably between professional to professional, dependent on area of focus.

We believe a true partner keeps learning and growing with their clients - that’s why we are constantly evolving to ensure that as the world changes, faster than ever, we are here to make sure you are one step ahead and find the people with the skills you need.

We do, however, develop and assess against our bespoke competency framework of non-technical skills, built based on data which outlines what 'good' looks like in over 2,000 purpose-driven professionals. We believe that those non-technical skills, such as Executive Influence & Innovation and Courage, make an effective leader who can drive change and deliver impact.

Find out more about our Climate Change Leadership Assessments here.

Climate Change Leadership Development

As mentioned above, our unique behavioural assessment technology means we understand the types of people who belong in your team and have the potential to thrive. With our global network of purpose-driven professionals, we are always in touch with exceptional candidates. We'll also develop and nurture your existing teams to ensure they have the skills required for your business to prosper and progress. 

Find out more about our Climate Change Leadership Development Services here.

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Why Choose Acre to be Your Climate Change Recruitment & Search Partner?

Climate change is urgent and important.

More and more, organisations are requiring sustainability-minded employees, for every role, in each department and skill set.

At Acre, this is our core expertise. Since 2003, we have been connecting talented candidates all over the world who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations that are driving sustainable change. We learn and grow with our clients, tackling all the areas of sustainability needed to drive change, including Energy & Renewables, Environmental, Sustainable Finance and of course Climate Change.

We want brighter futures for all: clients, candidates, society and the environment. That’s why we pride ourselves on finding the best candidates through our executive search and recruitment services, honing their skills through our in-house leadership development tool to suit purpose-driven professions. We'll ensure the best fit for your business via our bespoke non-technical assessment for purpose-driven professionals - because we understand the difference the right people make.

If you are aspirational and ambitious to change your business and create an inspiring legacy; let’s make it happen together… Let’s act now. 

Contact Us

​​Get in touch today to discuss our climate change recruitment services, and to see how we can help with your decarbonisation recruitment, net zero recruitment or climate, carbon finance and TCFD recruitment needs.

You can email us at mail@acre.com, or visit our contact page here.