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The only specialist

impact investing

recruitment team

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

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Trusted by

world-leading

investors

Our unparalleled understanding of impact 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.

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Offering a full range
of services

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 Recruitmentservice, providing rapid access to high-impact professionals, and a full Executive and Non-Executive Search function.

Meet the Team

Testimonials

  • Dominik Schneider - Anthos - Testimonial

    Ian was very helpful when navigating the different interview stages at Anthos. 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.

    Dominik Schneider, Portfolio Manager - Skopos Fund

    Anthos
  • Ingrid Holmes - Green Finance Institute

    ​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.

    Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director

    Green Finance Institute
  • Andy Jones - Federated Hermes - Testimonial

    Ian's knowledge of both 'ESG' and the various sections of the finance industry makes him an effective facilitator of search and recruitment. I was surprised by how smooth, amicable and constructive he was able to make the process for all parties.

    Andy Jones, Regional Lead for European Engagement

    Federated Hermes
  • Ian Munroe - Federated Hermes - Testimonial

    Marcel and Sofia were professional during the entire interview/recruitment process. They answered all my questions, and shared my comments and materials with my interviewers. They kept me in the loop during the entire process, and made sure I was comfortable with making the move to my current employer. 10/10, would work with them again.

    Ian Munroe, Voting & Proxy Associate

    Federated Hermes

Featured Content

  • Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021

    Today, Acre has launched its first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) survey focussed specifically on Sustainable Finance & Impact Investment Professionals. As the first and only survey of its kind, we are aiming to develop a baseline understanding of today’s state of equity, diversity and inclusion within the Sustainable Finance market.   

    Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021
  • Watch Now | 2021 Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit Panel Discussion

    In May, Acre’s Director of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Ian Povey-Hall, ‘sat down’ with Nabil Fawaz, Rachael Nutter and Edit Kiss to discuss the impact of corporate investments on forestry and biodiversity at the Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit.

    Watch Now | 2021 Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit Panel Discussion
  • Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers

    For this roundtable, and subsequent whitepaper summarising the discussion, we assembled representatives from asset owners, investment managers, family offices, foundations, private equity groups and a responsible remuneration specialist to discuss the potential for outcomes-based investment products to offer an opportunity for investment managers to deliver greater value for their clients.

    Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers
  • Acre support London CIV in Strengthening Senior Management Function with Key Head of Responsible Investment Appointment

    ​Our banking and finance team are proud to have partnered with London CIV, who today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Jackson as their Head of Responsible Investment.

    The new role will focus on LCIV’s sustainable and long-term contribution to responsible investing and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) influences.

    Acre support London CIV in Strengthening Senior Management Function with Key Head of Responsible Investment Appointment
  • Take a Tour of our Global Impact

    Ingrained in Acre’s DNA is a strong sense of purpose – we aspire to catalyse social and environmental improvements through our activities.

    In 2020, we celebrated the opening of our Amsterdam office, augmenting our existing presence in London and New York. An enhanced presence in Europe represents an opportunity to increase our global impact. 

    Take a Tour of our Global Impact
  • Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

    Driven by a triple helix of change – environmental, regulatory and social – demand from investors for products which demonstrate tangible positive impact is rising rapidly. How is regulatory pressure affecting this growing market, and how can the investment industry capitalise on the opportunities it presents?

    Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

Service Overview

Impact Investing Recruitment | Service Overview

What we do:

We provide global financial institutions and investors access to the most established network of talent to build teams that not only outperform the markets, but also support the transition to a sustainable economy. We work with talented professionals in all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research as well as influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas. Acre’s pioneering work in responsible investment, sustainable finance and impact investing has created the largest global recruitment network of its kind.

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 who have deep subject matter expertise and extensive commercial networks with organisations seeking to refine their strategy before entering this market.

  • Hosting and attending events to further deepen our knowledge of this rapidly evolving market and convene panels of experts to catalyse innovation and further understanding amongst mainstream investors.

Which ESG disciplines do Acre work in?

The ESG and Responsible Investment roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:

Contact Us:

Get in touch today to discuss our ESG recruitment and Responsible Investment recruitment service including our Executive Search offering.