The planet urgently needs us to change our ways. How are we going to fix it without the right people finding the right solutions?

Acre is a leading environmental recruiter and this is our core expertise. Since 2003, our ESG recruitment firm has been connecting talented environmental professionals who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations that are driving sustainable change.

Our environmental recruitment consultants, specialists in the environmental field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural and environmental change.

We understand your environmental jobs and climate change jobs and have the most extensive global network of environmental professionals who can have an immediate impact on your business’s environmental agenda.


Environmental Recruitment & Executive Search

​Our environmental recruitment and executive search team have an established, global network of environmental leaders who can make your business ready for tomorrow.

As a recruitment agency, we've been doing this a long time – since 2003 – and in that time, we’ve placed more environmental professionals than any other search firm globally. Our early placements in technical environmental roles are now some of the most influential people in the industry. We invest time in our network before a search begins, ensuring our clients are presented with true innovators and leaders.

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Environmental Leadership Development

Our experience means we have already cultivated an expansive global network of exceptional environmental clients and candidates; a network of purpose-driven professionals.

We create tailored environmental leadership development programmes to enhance your peoples’ skills to suit purpose-driven professions and ensure the best fit for your business, because we understand the difference the right people make.

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Environmental Contact & Interim Professionals

Climate change is urgent and important, so we recognise that you won’t always have the luxury of conducting an in-depth, permanent environmental recruitment search. We're one of the world's leading environmental executive search firms and our market-leading environmental contract and interim recruitment consultants can engage our global network of environmental professionals to quickly find the right people to achieve your immediate and long-term business ambitions.

If you need immediate support across climate resilience, biodiversity, net-zero or environmental systems, get in touch with a leading environmental recruiter today.

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Meet the Team


  • Anonymous - Balfour Beatty - Testimonial

    Excellent, intelligent, helpful recruiters, with a very thorough understanding of their job market and the skills of those looking for new positions.

    Environmental Manager

    Balfour Beatty
  • Carmen Navarro - Environmental Resources Management - Testimonial

    I loved the personalised service Acre provided, and having a third party I could go to with my questions and concerns. All in all, it was a great experience working with Helen, and I can't recommend Acre enough.

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    Carmen Navarro, Senior Environment & Social Officer

    Environmental Resources Management

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
  • Will the delivery of net-zero aviation still be up in the air by 2050?

    ​With the world’s long-awaited transition to sustainable aviation remaining an ever-pressing issue, an emission reduction strategy is vital for decarbonising the sector.

    The UK government’s Jet Zero Strategy, launched last July, is the blueprint for achieving net-zero aviation by 2050. It highlights vital objectives, which include boosting the country’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sector and focusing on system efficiencies to reach net-zero emissions in domestic aviation by 2040.

    Will the delivery of net-zero aviation still be up in the air by 2050?

Environmental Recruitment Overview

Why should you partner with Acre to manage your environmental recruitment needs?

Driving impactful environmental change starts with cultural change, and we understand the difference that the right people make. Our environmental recruitment consultants are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build high performing environmental teams and to place well-established professionals into a range of environmental jobs.

Issues such as carbon footprinting have evolved into the TCFD, and environmental professionals continue to influence a range of stakeholders, from the c-suite to investors, consumers, shareholders, and more. With this shift in responsibility, and the increasing reliance upon environmental professionals to shape the sustainability credentials of their businesses, ultimately influencing long term capital, it’s more important than ever to have the right people in your business.

If your business is ambitious to drive meaningful environmental change, we’re here to help.

Does Acre offer executive search in the environmental sector?

Our environmental executive search offering is trusted by world-leading organisations. We have worked on a variety of influential environmental jobs across the FTSE 100 and 250, as well as innovative start-ups and not for profits. We have a successful track record of placing environmental leaders in impactful roles, as well as building teams ahead of IPO.

You can learn more about our environmental executive search offering here.

What types of roles can Acre recruit for in the environmental sector?

We offer permanent, contract and interim environmental recruitment services within a variety of disciplines including:

  • Climate Resilience

  • Biodiversity and Natural Capital

  • Circular Economy

  • Net Zero and Net Positive

  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)


  • Waste/Water

Can Acre find contract or interim environmental professionals?

If you need to find environmental jobs with a recruitment agency quickly, we work on permanent recruitment assignments, as well as contract and interim assignments. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments through our extensive network of leading environmental freelancers.

What skills does Acre look for in an environmental professional?

As complex change impacts the modern world at an exponential pace, a changing skill set is required from tomorrow’s leaders. The technical expertise required from environmental professionals ranges from person to person, and from job to job, but it takes more than technical expertise to drive change in purpose-driven professions.

From our experience working with over 100 market-leaders, we understand the environmental skills and behaviours required to drive this change.

We 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 & Driving Change Through Others, make an effective leader who can drive change and deliver impact.

You can learn more about our Environmental Leadership Assessments here.

Environmental Leadership Development

We work with your environmental specialists, the leaders of today and of tomorrow, taking the time to understand the technical and non-technical skills your business needs to achieve your ambitions and create impact. And, with our environmental recruitment capabilities, we can advise on talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change.

We believe that a continuous approach to development leads to different types of actions, resulting in more thoughtful and impactful behaviours. That’s why our environmental leadership development programmes include time between sessions to put theory into practice; providing an opportunity to reflect, think and take meaningful action.

Find out more about our Environmental Leadership Development Programmes here.

Contact Us:

Get in touch today to discuss our environmental recruitment services, and to see how we can help with your nature-based solutions jobs, environmental engineering jobs, TCFD requirements, carbon, BREEAM or net-zero jobs.

If you have any other environmental recruitment or executive search needs, you can email us at, or fill out the form below.

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