Our dedicated decarbonisation 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 decarbonisation, with expertise across the breadth and depth of climate change including climate finance, carbon accounting, and developing nature based solutions to help businesses to meet ambitious net-zero targets.

The following suite of services supports our decarbonisation recruitment offering:


Decarbonisation 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 decarbonisation 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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Decarbonisation 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 Carbon Analyst 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


  • 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.

    Martin Kaonga, Nature Based Solutions Technical Manager

  • 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.

    Ben Wilde, Director

    First Carbon Solutions
  • John Paul Taylor - Carbon Intelligence - Testimonial

    Good communications all the way through and a good selection of candidates.

    John Paul Taylor, Associate Director

    Carbon Intelligence
  • Robin Millington - Carbon Tracker - Testimonial

    ​I find that Acre listen well, understand your requirements and the sustainability space, and are customer responsive.

    I am very happy with using them, and three of my new staff have come to us via Acre.

    Robin Millington, CEO

    Carbon Tracker

Featured Content

  • ​Can CSOs solve the climate crisis? • Written by Acre's Marie Cloherty for Business Leader

    ​In this guest article, Marie Cloherty, Executive Director of Sustainable Business at Acre, discusses what can be done following last year’s COP27 and the lack of action against the climate crisis.

    Last year’s COP27 left many feeling flat. I was one of them. And let’s be honest – the conference fell short of any real commitments to decarbonise with the necessary speed and urgency. As global temperatures continue to rise, it’s clear that businesses will need to take the most action to solve the challenges we now face.

    ​Can CSOs solve the climate crisis? • Written by Acre's Marie Cloherty for Business Leader
  • 1 in 3 young workers turn down jobs if a business reveals weak ESG ratings

    ​Millennials and younger workers are already considered a force to be reckoned with, so it may come as a little surprise that they are turning down jobs with companies that lag behind when it comes to valuing ESG factors.

    According to a new study by professional services firm KPMG, businesses lacking robust environmental, social and governance credentials are not appealing to younger prospective candidates who are searching for a more environmentally friendly and purpose-driven role.

    1 in 3 young workers turn down jobs if a business reveals weak ESG ratings
  • Climate change: Hong Kong to pay 30 percent more for ESG jobs as companies fight for talent to meet sustainability targets • With commentary from Acre's Paddy Balfour

    ​According to headhunters, environmental, social and governance (ESG) jobs in Hong Kong could command salary premiums of more than 30 percent as companies strive to meet their sustainability targets and tackle climate change.

    With the increasing demand for ESG and sustainability expertise in Hong Kong, local talents can expect salary increments of over 30 percent when switching jobs. In contrast, according to recruitment agency Hays, those relocating to the city from overseas can expect even higher salary increases and potential expat benefits.

    Climate change: Hong Kong to pay 30 percent more for ESG jobs as companies fight for talent to meet sustainability targets • With commentary from Acre's Paddy Balfour
  • Funding for pioneering nature projects to identify carbon capture

    Natural England has announced a £4.3 million funding package to trial carbon capturing and benefit a handful of projects across England.

    CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere using nature-based solutions, which will not only tackle challenges affecting people and nature but also prevent emissions from agricultural land and degraded natural sites.

    Funding for pioneering nature projects to identify carbon capture

Service Overview

Our Decarbonisation 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 decarbonisation 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 decarbonisation contract and interim recruitment service, or an in-depth executive search process.

What Areas of Decarbonisation 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.

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.

Renewable Energy & Clean Tech Jobs

We partner with forward thinking corporates, power producers, consultancies and technology innovators in the energy ecosystems to attract and retain talented sustainable energy professionals.

You can explore our current renewable energy jobs here & clean technology jobs here.​

What Skills Does Acre Look for in a Decarbonisation Professional?

The technical expertise required to tackle decarbonisation 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 that 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 Decarbonisation Leadership Assessments here.

Decarbonisation 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 Decarbonisation Leadership Development Services here.


Why Choose Acre to be Your Decarbonisation Recruitment & Search Partner?

Climate change and decarbonisation 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 decarbonisation recruitment services, and to see how we can help with your climate change recruitment, net zero recruitmentor climate, carbon finance and TCFD recruitment needs.

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