Executive Recruitment & Talent Development for a Safe, Sustainable Future

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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

ESG and Responsible Investment

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)

Energy and Cleantech

Corporate Affairs and Communications

Not-For-Profit

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.

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.

​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.

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 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

  • Acre worked very effectively on the recruitment of sustainability and environment professionals for European and UK operations. Acre got a good grasp of our needs, and played an important role in the selection and appointment of a number of key individuals in to our organisation.

    Senior Director

    McDonalds
  • ​​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 were 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 EHS profession and confirms Acre’s place as 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. Utilizing this tool as part of their recruitment offering, Acre support us in making informed hiring decisions and 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)

Spotlight Content

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!

    The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Market Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

    Our aim is for the results to divulge details on diversity, budgets and team sizes as well as drawing comparisons across the previous surveys.

Our News & Resources

Talent Development

Acre Frameworks

Upskilling the Environment, Health & Safety Profession

We enable EHS leaders to improve the performance of their teams and the individuals within them through robust behavioral assessment and data driven development solutions.

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