We recruit on behalf of not-for-profit organisations who seek to drive change and innovation around major environmental and societal issues. This includes NGOs, membership bodies and multi-stakeholder-initiatives (MSIs).


Sourcing leaders for non-profits

Our global network of senior executives operating at or near board level includes well-known leaders from the private, public and third sectors. We look for people who are passionate about sustainability, and realise the benefits of purposeful leadership.

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Driving system change through collaboration

Acre recruits on behalf of a number of multi-stakeholder-initiatives (MSIs) and membership organisations who drive global change through convening companies around critical issues. We have hired the leaders for the world's most significant MSIs and supported with subsequent team builds. We are supported by Acre Frameworks, our in-house learning and development solution.

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Recruiting commercial experience for


Our network includes individuals with successful track records for non-profit organisations but also commercial talent from corporates and consultancies who are passionate to utlise their expertise in a different setting. We recruit on both a permanent and contract / interim basis.

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Meet the Team


  • Patrick Mahon - Common Seas - Testimonial

    Samantha Calvey was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, contacting me regularly to update me on progress and helping me to think through my approach to the recruitment process. This was particularly useful for me as I have been in my current role for 17 years, so was somewhat out of practice!

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    Patrick Mahon, Government & Institution Lead

    Common Seas
  • Remote Recruitment Series

    Acre have been conducting a series of interviews to learn more about how our clients have found the virtual recruitment process during the current climate. We spoke with Francis Sullivan, Board Member for ResponsibleSteel, who has been part of the process to recruit their new CEO. To watch the full interview, please read more.

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    Responsible Steel
  • Manager - Generic - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    ​First-class recruitment service!

    Friendly professional service with regular communications on how the application progresses. I would recommend Acre to any client and candidate.

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    Trusted Customer


Service Overview

Making an Impact:

Acre works with a range of non-profit organisations to help drive programmes around sustainability related initiatives. This includes charities, foundations, membership bodies and multi-stakeholder-initiatives (MSIs).

The non-profits that we work with tackle a range of challenges including:

  • Circular economy including ocean plastics

  • Human rights including worker safety and gender empowerment

  • Habitat protection and enrichment

  • Energy and climate change 

Our Services:

We work on a range of positions, including executive level roles (CEO’s, Executive Directors, Operations Directors and other C-level roles), other commercial positions, and roles which require domain knowledge of the issue being addressed. Where we are engaged to source commercial professionals, we can utilise Acre’s Framework’s competency assessment tool to add extra insight to the interview process.

Acre has undertaken extensive executive search work with multi-stakeholder-initiatives, which are formed to facilitate collaboration by a number of different companies looking to address a common challenge. We have undertaken extensive work with non-profits in a range of countries including Europe, North America, the sub-continent (including Bangladesh) and beyond.

We work on permanent recruitment assignments as well as contract and interim assignments. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments via the Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class sustainability interim consultants and freelancers. 

Contact Us:

Get in touch today to discuss our Non-For-Profit recruitment services.