Acre has led the market in sustainable finance search, recruitment and talent development since 2003, being the first recruitment consultancy with a global team specialising in responsible investment, sustainable finance, and impact investing. Acre’s pioneering work has created the largest and most established global recruitment network for sustainable finance professionals.

The sustainable finance practice covers four core client verticals: Investment management, banking, private markets & real assets, and sustainable development. 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, sustainable finance recruitment, risk and research as well as influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.

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Trusted by

world-leaders

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 finance challenges. We also use our network to support the growth of specialist NGO’s such as the UNPRI, Carbon Tracker, Big Society Capital, Planet Tracker, the IIGCC, UKSIF, the Impact Investing Institute and the Green Finance Institute.

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A strong track record in driving change

Acre's sustainable finance team has successfully completed over 200 searches since 2017 across asset managers, asset owners, private equity & debt funds, real estate & infrastructure investors and NGOs, placing influential leaders to help push forward the adoption of sustainable finance, ESG and impact investing across the financial services industry. We also hire teams and make strategic hires for core business units to ensure compliance, drive transition and launch new products and services .

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Offering a full range
of services

Our unparalleled understanding of sustainable finance & impact investing helps us go beyond recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. We 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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What Our Clients Say

  • 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
  • Stewardship Analyst - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    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.

    Trusted Customer

    Feefo

Featured Content

  • 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
  • How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?

    On 3 March, Helen Pradas-Page convened a roundtable centred around the new UK Stewardship Code 2020; which is key to how investment can bring about a more sustainable future to benefit the economy and wider society. The event was attended by leading figures from across the capital market ecosystem; our whitepaper summarising the discussion is available here.

    How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?
  • 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

Sustainable Finance Recruitment

Sustainable Finance Recruitment: Why choose Acre?

We're experts in sustainable finance recruitment:

Since 2003, we have connected talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to drive sustainable change. 

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

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

We can deliver what you need. Our sustainable finance recruitment team:

  • Build teams that not only outperform the markets but also help create a more sustainable future

  • 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 transition across their core business models

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

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

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

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

  • Attend key conferences and convene panels of experts to catalyze 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 and also those making initial hires in this space

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We're a trusted organisation:

Our unparalleled understanding of sustainable finance & impact investing helps us go beyond recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. Acre has placed influential leaders to help push forward the adoption of sustainable finance, ESG and impact investing across the financial services industry. We also hire teams and make strategic hires for core business units to ensure compliance, drive transition and launch new products and services Many of our clients are at the forefront of developing new financial products and investment strategies in areas such as: impact investing, decarbonization, natural capital solutions and gender equality. Our clients trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable finance challenges.

This includes organisations like HSBC, European Bank, Hermes, Lombard Odier, Actis, CIFF, KKR and BNP Paribas.

Search projects completed include:

  • Environmental Equity Strategies team build

  • Managing Director, Climate Risk

  • Head of Sustainability Strategy

  • Head of Sustainable Investing

  • Head of Sustainability

  • Global Head of Stewardship

  • Global Equities team lift

  • Global Debt team lift


The roles we offer sustainable finance recruitment for are in disciplines such as:

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Get in touch today to discuss our sustainable finance recruitment services, including ESG recruitment and impact investing recruitment, or to discuss our Executive Search offering.