Executive Recruitment & Talent Development for a Sustainable Future

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Climate Change

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Corporate Affairs and Communications

Energy and Cleantech

Environmental

ESG and Responsible Investment

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)

Sustainable Finance

​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 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.

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.

​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.

​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’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

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 has led search, recruitment and talent development since 2003 and was the first recruitment consultancy with a global team specializing 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.

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

    Syngenta
  • ​​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

    Lendlease
  • ​​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

    Bunzl

Spotlight Content

  • Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021

    Today, Acre has launched its first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) survey focussed specifically on Sustainable Finance & Impact Investment Professionals. As the first and only survey of its kind, we are aiming to develop a baseline understanding of today’s state of equity, diversity and inclusion within the Sustainable Finance market.   

    Launching Acre’s Sustainable Finance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2021
  • Diversity in Sustainability Releases Results from the State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey

    Diversity in Sustainability (DiS) is set to announce the results of its State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey.

    Diversity in Sustainability Releases Results from the State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey
  • 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?

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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.

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