Executive Recruitment & Talent Development for a Safe, Sustainable Future

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Climate Change

Corporate Affairs and Communications

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

ESG and Responsible Investment


Energy and Cleantech

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)


​Our dedicated climate change recruitment team is expert in connecting talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organizations to drive sustainable change. Our network is unparallelled in tackling climate change, with a focus on decarbonization, climate finance, meeting ambitious net-zero targets, nature based solutions.

Acre is the specialist Executive Search consultancy supporting the Corporate Affairs and Communications functions. We work with Boards and Executive Committees to identify, evaluate and secure the modern blend of skillsets required where performance, purpose and reputation meet.

Acre has been pioneering corporate responsibility and sustainability recruitment since 2003.

What we do:

We maintain the market's most expansive sustainability network, helping our clients catalyze the integration of corporate responsibility and sustainability in partnership with organizations globally. We are proud to bring the most extensive offering of sustainability jobs to the marketplace, which you can find here.

Helping find and hire talented professionals for all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research in banking and finance, and influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.

​Our environmental recruitment consultants, specialists in the environmental field, are trusted by leading corporates, NGOs, non-profits and consultancies to build impactful teams and drive cultural and environmental change. We look for purpose-driven, exceptional and talented individuals who can have an immediate impact on environmental agendas in executive-level roles.

​We partner with forward thinking and world-leading corporates, power producers, consultancies and technology innovators in the energy ecosystems to attract, recruit and retain talented renewable energy and clean technology professionals.

We’re constantly searching for the best new talent in EHS, augmenting our already impressive network with leaders who can drive cultural change. Our expert and experienced consultants, backed by our unique Acre Frameworks assessments and objective non-technical data, have a strong track record of placing senior EHS executives at world-leading organisations.

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

What Our Clients Say

  • We had been looking to fill a difficult role for 2 years and had been through several rounds of interviewing without success. With their networking and specialist knowledge of the area, Acre was able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment.

    Global Technical Manager

  • ​​Acre was the only specialist search firm able to assist with our CSR search requirement. They were professional and extremely knowledgeable and we would not have been able to hire the talent we did without their expert assistance.

    Sustainability Manager

    Bank of America
  • Frameworks is the kind of innovative and bold move we have come to expect from Acre. This initiative leads the way in driving a much-needed change in the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) profession and confirms Acre’s place as a market leader. The feedback from assessing the entire Lendlease EHS team has allowed us to refocus, engage, and develop our people to drive our organizational goal of creating an incident and injury-free workplace. Utilising Acre's assessment service as part of their recruitment offering supported us to make informed hiring decisions and to seamlessly transition new staff from recruitment into development.

    Director of Environment, Health & Safety

  • ​​Catherine was excellent! She found great candidates and always responded promptly to our calls or emails. Plus she found us a great candidate whom we are very pleased with.

    Robert Budway, President

    Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)
  • Acre's service has been outstanding. I have worked with them on both sides (recruiter and recruited) and on both sides they have always been professional, helpful and effective.

    Head of Sustainability


Spotlight Content

  • The State of Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey: Now Live

    ​​The survey, run by Diversity in Sustainability, is the first look into identifying areas of improvement across the sector for diversity, equity and inclusion, is designed to develop a baseline understanding of today’s state of DEI in sustainability professions across multiple industries.

    The State of Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey: Now Live
  • Full Recording Available Now | Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability to the ‘Regenerative Economy' Webinar

    In January, we live-streamed a fire-side chat with John Elkington, a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, and the bestselling author of books including “Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.”

    Full Recording Available Now | Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability to the ‘Regenerative Economy' Webinar
  • A COVID-19 Market Analysis For Sustainability & Safety Professionals

    ​In the midst of the pandemic, society is evolving and adapting at an exponential pace. As recruitment and talent development specialists, we feel uniquely placed to provide insight into the direction that our core markets are taking as we work our way through this changed environment. The first instalment of our Rising Sun series will provide an informative platform to drive purpose-driven agendas forward and to support sustainability and EHS professionals to acclimatize.

    A COVID-19 Market Analysis For Sustainability & Safety Professionals
  • 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?
  • Buying Our Way Into Trouble – Is Procurement Keeping Pace In The Modern World?

    Acre's Tom Townsend Senior Consultant | EMEA, spent time with two leading procurement experts, talking through different areas – he wanted to find out whether procurement is tackling these issues well and whether there was a more fundamental problem with how teams are focused on competing priorities. In order to get a balanced perspective, he spoke with Dave Howson, Procurement Risk & Sustainability Director at Coty and Angus McIntosh, former Chief Procurement Officer at Beiersdorf.

    Buying Our Way Into Trouble – Is Procurement Keeping Pace In The Modern World?
  • What We're Learning: Navigating a Pandemic Through the Lens of an HSE Leader

    ​Over the course of April, Acre convened a number of virtual round-tables to discuss business continuity and effective Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    What We're Learning: Navigating a Pandemic Through the Lens of an HSE Leader

Our News & Resources

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    17 June 2021

    Honoring Juneteenth

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  • 19 May 2021

    Honoring AAPI Month

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    18 May 2021

    Diversity in Sustainability launches its advisory panel

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    04 February 2020

    Acre Amsterdam is officially open!

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    23 January 2020

    Acre's Global Impact

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  • Events
    27 October 2020

    BSR Conference 2020

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Upskilling the Environment, Health & Safety Profession

We upskill environment, health, safety and sustainability professionals across the globe with the non-technical skills essential to be effective in their role through leadership assessments, coaching and training.