Driving resilient, ethical and more sustainable futures has been Acre's purpose since 2003. Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) recruitment and executive search teams connect the world's largest network of impactful professionals with global organisations, from financial institutions to corporates and governments.
We enable organisations to manage risk, utilise ESG research and integration to become more sustainable, and outperform their markets.
We work with talented professionals in all areas of ESG, from influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas, to analysts and reporting practitioners. Acre’s pioneering work in sustainability, ESG, responsible investment, sustainable finance and impact investing is paving the way for a more sustainable future, and has created the largest global recruitment network and the most comprehensive dataset in the market.
The only specialist sustainable finance and ESG recruitment team
We’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance. We bring together expertise from across the investment community and the real economy, helping our clients further develop their capabilities and create future-fit businesses.
Our unparalleled understanding of responsible investment helps us go beyond recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. Clients ranging from world-leading investment managers and banks, to forward-thinking insurance groups, pension funds and private equity firms, trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable investment challenges.
Offering a full range
We offer Strategy Consulting to deliver strategic reviews of in-house capabilities alongside recommendations on how to recruit, retain and restructure. We also offer a Contract & Interim Recruitment service, providing rapid access to high-impact professionals, and a full Executive and Non-Executive Search function.
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Find Your Next Challenge
Operating globally from our offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, we live by our values, and we are driven by our shared vision; brighter futures for all.
This is what drives us – the knowledge that we are providing organisations with outstanding talent, with the right skills to make the biggest impact in progressive organisations, across sustainability, climate change, corporate affairs & communications, ESG, impact investing, health & safety, environment and energy & clean technology.
EOS Engagement Associate
$70,000 to $75,000 + Up to 15% bonus
Are you a sustainability enthusiast passionate about using business and finance as a force for good? Here's an opportunity to enter the industry wi...Apply now
Executive Director - Investment Impact Assessment & Reporting
Acre is partnering with the senior leadership of the Scottish National Investment Bank - one of the most active investors of scale-up and green cap...Apply now
Principal Sustainable Finance Adviser
Are you a Sustainable Finance professional with experience providing ESG advice to pension funds, private equity firms, infrastructure funds and de...Apply now
Sustainability Associate / Manager
Are you a sustainability professional with a desire to use your experience to add value as part of a newly created international sustainability tea...Apply now
Impact Bond Analyst
Acre is working with a global asset manager who is looking for a sustainability analyst to work on a new fund dedicated to impact, green and sustai...Apply now
Head of UK Sales
City of London
Acre is working with a fintech data and analytics start-up that is looking for a head of sales to join its team. Our client provides portfolio solu...Apply now
Director of Social Impact, Private Markets
USD$150,000 - $200,000 + Bonus
Are you a leader in Social Impact, passionate about enhancing sustainability capabilities across private markets? If so, this opportunity may be ri...Apply now
Assistant Sustainability Manager
Acre is partnered with an internationally renowned consumer goods organisation in over 190 countries, with several billion consumers every day. Wit...Apply now
Equity Research Analyst
City of London
We are working with a leading European asset manager in their search for an analyst to support a team of experienced portfolio managers who are run...Apply now
VP of Sustainability
$250,000 - $275,000 + Benefits
Acre has partnered with one of the world's top CPG firms to find a VP of Sustainability for their global business. Reporting into the company CEO, ...Apply now
Interim ESG Executive
£400 per day
Do you want to work for a property developer that is committed to playing an active part in addressing the issues of climate change? Our client is ...Apply now
Senior Manager, Digital Communications
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a collaborative, global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry. It is made up o...Apply now
Label Licensing Manager
Are you interested in influencing, motivating and guiding a team to deliver excellent customer service and meet agreed service levels? Do you enj...Apply now
Investor Relations Director (ESG)
The Korian Group is dedicated to delivering the highest quality long-term care services to elderly or vulnerable people, with an emphasis on preser...Apply now
Head of Market - Singapore
Are you passionate about giving everyone the tools to be more climate-conscious? Globally, AXA Climate is a team of 100+ climate experts headquar...Apply now
$65,000 - $80,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
BioMed Realty is looking to hire an ESG Associate to join their rapidly growing team and ESG platform. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in...Apply now
ESG Executive - Infrastructure Investor
Are you an ESG specialist looking to join an ambitious and purpose-driven firm? Our client is a leading independent European private markets infras...Apply now
Head of Sustainability & ESG - Private Equity, Paris
Are you an ESG specialist looking for the opportunity to join a well-established and purpose-leading private-equity investor? This is a newly cre...Apply now
Reflecting on COP27’s loss and damage fund agreement
Talk of progression and urgent solutions reverberated throughout the COP27 crowd, during the long-drawn-out summit, as leaders made a desperate bid to clinch climate deals.
Delegates from 190 countries gathered for the global climate conference in Egypt to discuss the required action to effect climate change adaptation, climate finance and decarbonisation. However, the event in Sharm-el-Sheikh overran by several days (making it the third longest COP in history) as leaders battled to thrash out agreements, giving cause for disheartenment in the wake of COP27 by the lack of certainty surrounding how progress can be accelerated.
Could the reallocation of human capital be a key solution to today's climate crisis?
Following the UN’s recent report announcing there is “no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place”, taking action to operationalise the Paris Agreement has never been more urgent.
The reality is that, despite the window dressing that says otherwise, the transition will only take place if long-term capital is funnelled into unequivocally credible decarbonisation-focused solutions.
The problem lies not in the fact that the market lacks these solutions, but in the startling truth that people without the necessary understanding, experience and skills have been tasked with orchestrating change quickly.
ESG Recruitment | Responsible Investment Recruitment Overview
What we do:
We offer a unique proposition to our clients due to our unrivalled subject matter expertise and global networks, resulting from our explicit focus on the opportunity that sustainability & impact principles represent for investors globally to deliver greater value for themselves, their clients and society as a whole.
We do this by:
Working with investors in public and private markets to augment their business models and human capital to create and then implement investment strategies that deliver a measurable increase in positive impact for every $ invested
Building and developing teams that use impact investing methodologies to directly deploy capital in the most effective way to support our clients stated purpose/mission
Working with investors to develop their research and analytics teams to review potential investments in a holistic context that creates an investment process that acknowledges ‘net positive’ impact status as a long-term driver of performance
Providing access to seed investors and strategic partners/advisers for start-up funds that have a clear positive environmental or social purpose
Dedicating time and resource to build capacity in the market, connecting pioneering individuals whohave deep subject matter expertise and extensive commercial networks with organisations seeking to refine their strategy before entering this market.
Which ESG disciplines do Acre work in?
The ESG and Responsible Investment roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as: