Acre has been pioneering Sustainability consulting recruitment since 2003. We catalyse the integration of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in partnership with organisations globally.

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Executive Search and Recruitment

Acre has an unrivalled track record of placing sustainability consulting leaders who can drive strategy and change. Our global networks and unparalleled expertise are a go-to resource for world-leading organisations.

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Contract and Interim

We provide rapid access to highly experienced sustainability professionals for contract and interim roles. Whether you need to drive a specific project or cover an extended absence, we’ll help you quickly engage the right specialist.

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Leadership Development

We empower companies to develop leadership capabilities within their organisations through behavioural assessment and data-driven development solutions such as coaching and training. Our Acre Frameworks methodology supports sustainability teams to perform better and with purpose.

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Meet the Team

  • Thomas Nichol - UCC Coffee - Testimonial

    ​Liam provided a professional and friendly service. He took time to understand what I wanted, was knowledgeable about the industry and helped me understand if the available opportunities were the right fit.

    Thomas Nichol, Group Sustainability Manager

    UCC Coffee
  • Chantell Cooper - Arbonne International - Testimonial

    Quality firm with outstanding service and results!

    I really enjoyed working with Catherine. Very knowledgeable and professional!

    Chantell Cooper, Director - Talent Acquisition

    Arbonne International

Service Overview

Sustainability Consulting Recruitment Service Overview

Acre has operated in the field of Sustainability Consulting Recruitment for over 16 years.

Over this period, we have seen the job function evolve dramatically, moving from being primarily a philanthropic and marketing-led discipline, to one which is integrated commercially into the heart of businesses and used as a lever to generate revenue, mitigate risk and create efficiencies.

What Skills and Competencies are required?

We have seen the competencies required for corporate social responsibility professionals develop over time. The modern senior sustainability practitioner is likely to be a change manager, a visionary thinker and a highly inclusive operator. They tend to have capabilities to plan and develop strategy and to measure and report impact. Acre are working in partnership with our in house leadership development tool, Acre Frameworks, to develop a useful competency frameworks to support practitioners in their careers.

Acre surveys the corporate social responsibility and sustainability marketplace every two years in its CR/S Salary Survey which has helped to unravel its evolution for the past 10 years. This includes salary data but much more.

Who do we work with?

We work with clients across all industry sectors, with a strong focus on partnering with companies with complex supply chains (for instance retailers and consumer goods companies) and clients with particular risks (for instance manufacturing and extractives). We also undertake a good deal of work with the financial industry particularly in relation to responsible investment and ESG projects.

Issues of sustainability span international borders and we operate globally supporting our clients in countries in which they manufacture (for instance Bangladesh, Turkey and China) as well as at corporate HQs often in Europe, North America and Asia. We have built up unrivalled access to candidates around the globe.

The Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:

Our Services:

We work on permanent recruitment assignments as well as contract and interim assignments. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments by introducing you to a group of best-in-class sustainability interim consultants and freelancers. Acre also has expertise in delivering executive search projects globally.

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Get in touch today to discuss our Sustainability Consulting services, Corporate Responsibility Recruitment and Sustainability Recruitment services.