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, SRI recruitment, risk and research as well as influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.
The only specialist sustainable finance and ESG recruitment team
We’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in SRI recruitment, 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.
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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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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.
Helen and her team are amazing. They are thoughtful, thorough and very professional. They ensured that I was aware of any relevant opportunities. When it was time for interviews, they provided solid guidance for advance preparation and helped me feel very confident. As a result, I ended up landing the perfect job! Highly recommended Acre.
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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.
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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.
SRI Recruitment Service 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
We are a specialist team working in SRI recruitment, sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance
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:
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sustainable finance recruitment
08 February 2022
ESG confessions: 5 sustainable finance pros share how they are grappling with the talent shortage...Read more
sustainable finance recruitment
14 January 2022
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esg sustainable responsible investment recruitment
26 November 2021
Private Equity Propels Top ESG Hires Into 7-Digit Pay League | Featuring Ian Povey-Hall, AcreRead more
sustainable finance recruitment
25 November 2021
Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021: Launch Press ReleaseRead more