Driving resilient, ethical and more sustainable futures has been Acre's purpose since 2003. Our ESGrecruitment (Environmental, Social and Governance) and executive search teams connect the world's largest network of impactful professionals with global organisations, from financial institutions to corporates and governments.
Our ESG recruitment team enables 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, corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship agendas, to analysts, sustainability consultants and reporting practitioners. Acre’s pioneering work in sustainability, ESG, sustainable finance and impact investing is paving the way for a more sustainable future, and has created the largest global sustainability 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 ESG recruitment, with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance. Our recruitment team brings together expertise from across the investment community and the real economy - from sustainability consultants to climate finance professionals - helping our clients further develop their capabilities and create future-fit businesses.
Our unparalleled understanding of responsible investment helps us go beyond ESG recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. Clients range from world-leading investment managers and banks, to forward-thinking insurance groups, pension funds and private equity firms, and they trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable investment challenges.
Offering a full range
Our ESG recruitment services offer Strategy Consulting to deliver strategic reviews of in-house capabilities alongside recommendations on how to recruit, retain and restructure. Our recruitment team also offers a Contract & Interim Recruitment service, providing rapid access to high-impact professionals, and a full Executive and Non-Executive Search function. We work closely with clients and individuals throughout the recruitment process.
Harco J. Leertouwer
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Acre is engaging, thorough, understanding, knowledgeable and connected. Always on hand to offer support and source the right opportunities.
The Acre team was very professional and supportive throughout the process. The selection process involved a number of interviews and Acre ensured that these were set up well ahead of time and went beyond expectations in assisting me with preparing for the interviews. The pre-interview coaching exercises were particularly useful.
Sofia and Marcel were professional, encouraging and provided helpful background information about the company and interviewers. They were great advocates in presenting my case. Sofia went beyond my expectations in preparing me and negotiating my final package.
I worked with Acre on two opportunities, one of which has turned into an accepted job offer. Working with Tanith has been the best experience I've had with a recruiter so far. She understood my profile very well, always kept me informed about the recruitment steps, helped me prepare for interviews, and generally was just lovely to work with!
The Acre team did a great job of taking me through the interview process for a job in ESG/responsible investment.
Each person that I spoke to was thorough, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Acre for sustainability professionals!
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, corporate responsibility,ESG, impact investing, health & safety, environment and energy & clean technology.
Sustainability Manager - Private Equity Firm
Acre is supporting the recruitment of a Sustainability Manager, a newly created role, to join a prestigious UK-based private equity firm which prov...Apply now
ESG Programme Manager - Gas
The Responsible Commodities Sourcing Initiative (RECOSI) is a non-profit organisation that drives continuous improvement in responsible commodity s...Apply now
Interim ESG Manager
Executing the ESG strategy for a leading manufacturing company, this 12-month fixed-term contract is ideal for you if you are interested in deep-di...Apply now
Vice President of Sustainability and Impact
Acre is proud to partner with Acento Real Estate Partners in their search for a Vice President, Sustainability and Impact. Location: Bethesda, Ma...Apply now
How to build a sustainable bank • With commentary from Acre's Ian Povey-Hall
In a recent survey, KPMG UK found that environmental, social and governance factors influence where UK office workers want to work. Some 20% said they had turned down a job because the company’s ESG commitments were not in line with their values, a number that rose to one in three for 18- to 24-year-olds.
As companies look for ways to turn sustainability commitments into action, finding and keeping the right talent and expertise is a big part of the challenge.
A war for climate talent is hotting up • With commentary from Acre's Helen Pradas-Page
In a recent article for the Financial Times, Acre's Client Director, Head of Private Markets & Real Assets - EMEA, Helen Pradas-Page, discusses the "green hiring spike" the world has seen in recent years, the growing demand for specialist knowledge, and the opportunity to hire people from the non-profit sector. In addition, Helen addresses the transition of industry professionals from environmental non-profit groups to financial firms that the demand for climate specialist knowledge has resulted in.
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:
Our ESG recruitment team offers 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 resources to build capacity in the market, connecting pioneering individuals who have 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 roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:
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