Acre has led the market in sustainable finance and impact investing executive search, recruitment and talent development since 2003, being the first firm with a global team specialising in impact investing recruitment. Our pioneering work in impact investing has created the largest and most established global impact investing recruitment network.

We support our clients in building teams that not only outperform the market, but support the transition to a sustainable economy across all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research.

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The only specialist

impact investing

recruitment team

We’re the first and only impact investing recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in impact investing, investment banking and sustainable 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.

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Offering a full range of impact investing recruitment services

Placing experienced professionals into impact investing jobs, who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations, is our core expertise. Our unparalleled understanding of impact investing, ESG and sustainable finance helps us go beyond impact investing recruitment to offer a genuinely consultative service.

We deliver strategic reviews of in-house capabilities alongside recommendations on how to recruit and retain impact investing professionals. We also provide an impact investing contract and interim recruitment service to help you find the right people, at the right time, to make a difference in the right places.

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Trusted by world-leading investors

Our unparalleled understanding of impact investing 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 and create an environmental impact alongside investment banking.

Meet the Team


  • ESG Director Interim - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    Acre is engaging, thorough, understanding, knowledgeable and connected. Always on hand to offer support and source the right opportunities.

    Trusted Customer

  • Senior E&S Specialist - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    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.

    Trusted Customer

  • Associate of Engagement - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial - 2

    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.

    Trusted Customer

  • Responsible Business & ESG Manager - CR&S - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    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!

    Trusted Customer

  • Associate of Engagement - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial - 1

    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!

    Trusted Customer

  • Dominik Schneider - Testimonial

    Ian was very helpful when navigating the different interview stages in our recruitment process. I was always well prepared and could lean on his advice. He understands the market well, is well connected, can always spare a few minutes to discuss and he is generally a nice person. I would definitely recommend working with Acre.

    Portfolio Manager

    Fund & Asset Management Company
  • Ingrid Holmes - Testimonial

    ​Ian was a pleasure to work with - really plugged into the sustainable finance space and opportunities there. Very supportive through the recruitment process. I highly recommend.

    Executive Director

    Green Finance

Featured Content

  • 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.

    A war for climate talent is hotting up • With commentary from Acre's Helen Pradas-Page
  • 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. 

    How to build a sustainable bank • With commentary from Acre's Ian Povey-Hall
  • 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.

    Reflecting on COP27’s loss and damage fund agreement
  • 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.

    Could the reallocation of human capital be a key solution to today's climate crisis?

Service Overview

More and more, organisations are requiring sustainability-minded employees, for every role, in each department and skill set, in order to make an environmental impact alongside creating and implementing investment strategies.

At Acre, impact investing is our core expertise. Since 2003, we have been connecting talented sustainable finance professionals who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations that are driving sustainable change.

Why should you work with Acre to meet your impact investing recruitment and executive search needs?

Our expertise adds great value; but, this needs to be balanced with a deep understanding of your business. In order to deliver informed impact investing solutions, we will both advise and challenge.

We’re always in touch with the very best impact investing candidates in our markets which means we can meet your ambitions by being a trusted partner for finding and developing the impact investing talent your business needs to make a sustainable impact.

We can deliver what you need to improve your investing process. Our impact investing recruitment team:

  • Work with large established firms who are seeking to add specialist, sustainability-aligned skill sets – often from outside of traditional financial services – to help drive transformation across their core business models

  • Build teams that not only outperform their markets, but also help create a more sustainable future and implement investment strategies that will help the environment

  • Create and develop teams that use ESG/impact investing methodologies to deploy capital in the most effective way to support their clients' stated purpose/mission

  • Work with specialist firms whose sole focus is creating sustainable & impact investing outcomes for clients and are now scaling rapidly as a result

  • Connect pioneering impact investing individuals who have deep subject matter expertise and extensive commercial networks with organisations seeking to refine their strategy before entering this market

  • Provide access to seed investors and strategic partners/advisers for start-up funds that have a clear positive environmental or social purpose

  • Attend key conferences and convene panels of experts to catalyse innovation and further understanding amongst mainstream investors

  • Deliver bespoke market intelligence and salary benchmarking to support organisations as they continue to build out their team, as well as those making initial hires in this space

Beyond impact investing recruitment, what other areas of sustainable finance does Acre recruit in?

Climate Finance Recruitment
Our experienced climate finance recruitment team is committed to connecting talented climate finance leaders who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to drive sustainable change. If you’re looking to create or fill climate finance jobs in your business, we have expertise that spans the entirety of the market, from TCFD and climate finance to decarbonisation and carbon accounting.

You can find our current climate finance jobs here.

SRI Recruitment

Our socially responsible investing (SRI) recruitment team can help if your business requires experienced SRI professionals to help you ensure a socially responsible financial return on your investments. We have the most extensive global network of SRI specialists, and can support you with permanent or SRI contract and interim recruitment solutions

You can find our latest SRI jobs here.

ESG Recruitment

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.

We enable organisations to manage risk, utilise ESG research and integration to become more sustainable, and outperform their markets.

You can find our latest ESG jobs here.

Does Acre offer an impact investing executive search service?

Our impact investing executive search team will work with you to forge a deep understanding of your ambitions, and then we’ll find and develop the executive talent your business needs to build resilience, adapt and tackle climate change.

We will deliver all of the traditional elements you expect when working with an executive search firm, but our true value lies in the additional specialist insight that comes from 20 years of focus on sustainability, sustainable finance, and sustainable energy.

The knowledge, capabilities and experience of the people delivering your search, and the access that provides to our network, make us the go-to partner for impact investing executive search for progressive businesses.

Contact Us:

Get in touch today to discuss our impact investing recruitment offering – whether that’s for permanent hires, contract and interim recruitment support or executive search across impact investing, ESG, sustainable finance, climate finance, corporate governance or SRI. You can email us at or fill out the form below: