We work with talented professionals in all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research as well as influential leaders in Corporate Governance to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas. Acres pioneering work in responsible investment, sustainable finance, impact investing amd Corporate Governance recruitment has created the largest global recruitment network of its kind.
The only specialist sustainable finance and ESG recruitment team
We’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specializing in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance recruitment (ESG), with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance. We bring together expertise from across the investment community and the real economy, helping our clients further develop their capabilities and create future-fit businesses.
Our unparalleled understanding of responsible investment helps us go beyond recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. Clients ranging from world-leading investment managers and banks, to forward-thinking insurance groups, corporate governance, pension funds and private equity firms, trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable investment challenges.
Offering a full range
We offer Strategy Consulting, to deliver strategic reviews of in-house capabilities alongside recommendations on how to recruit, retain and restructure. We also offer a Contract & Interim Recruitmentservice, providing rapid access to high-impact professionals, and a full Executive and Non-Executive Search function.
Acre is engaging, thorough, understanding, knowledgeable and connected. Always on hand to offer support and source the right opportunities.
The Acre team was very professional and supportive throughout the process. The selection process involved a number of interviews and Acre ensured that these were set up well ahead of time and went beyond expectations in assisting me with preparing for the interviews. The pre-interview coaching exercises were particularly useful.
Sofia and Marcel were professional, encouraging and provided helpful background information about the company and interviewers. They were great advocates in presenting my case. Sofia went beyond my expectations in preparing me and negotiating my final package.
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.
I worked with Acre on two opportunities, one of which has turned into an accepted job offer. Working with Tanith has been the best experience I've had with a recruiter so far. She understood my profile very well, always kept me informed about the recruitment steps, helped me prepare for interviews, and generally was just lovely to work with!
The Acre team did a great job of taking me through the interview process for a job in ESG/responsible investment.
Each person that I spoke to was thorough, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Acre for sustainability professionals!
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Operating globally from our offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, we live by our values, and we are driven by our shared vision; brighter futures for all.
This is what drives us – the knowledge that we are providing organisations with outstanding talent, with the right skills to make the biggest impact in progressive organisations, across sustainability & CSR, climate change, corporate affairs & communications, ESG, impact investing, EHS and energy & clean technology.
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How to build a sustainable bank • With commentary from Acre's Ian Povey-Hall
In a recent survey, KPMG UK found that environmental, social and governance factors influence where UK office workers want to work. Some 20% said they had turned down a job because the company’s ESG commitments were not in line with their values, a number that rose to one in three for 18- to 24-year-olds.
As companies look for ways to turn sustainability commitments into action, finding and keeping the right talent and expertise is a big part of the challenge.
Funding for pioneering nature projects to identify carbon capture
Natural England has announced a £4.3 million funding package to trial carbon capturing and benefit a handful of projects across England.
CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere using nature-based solutions, which will not only tackle challenges affecting people and nature but also prevent emissions from agricultural land and degraded natural sites.
A war for climate talent is hotting up • With commentary from Acre's Helen Pradas-Page
In a recent article for the Financial Times, Acre's Client Director, Head of Private Markets & Real Assets - EMEA, Helen Pradas-Page, discusses the "green hiring spike" the world has seen in recent years, the growing demand for specialist knowledge, and the opportunity to hire people from the non-profit sector. In addition, Helen addresses the transition of industry professionals from environmental non-profit groups to financial firms that the demand for climate specialist knowledge has resulted in.
Reflecting on COP27’s loss and damage fund agreement
Talk of progression and urgent solutions reverberated throughout the COP27 crowd, during the long-drawn-out summit, as leaders made a desperate bid to clinch climate deals.
Delegates from 190 countries gathered for the global climate conference in Egypt to discuss the required action to effect climate change adaptation, climate finance and decarbonisation. However, the event in Sharm-el-Sheikh overran by several days (making it the third longest COP in history) as leaders battled to thrash out agreements, giving cause for disheartenment in the wake of COP27 by the lack of certainty surrounding how progress can be accelerated.
Could the reallocation of human capital be a key solution to today's climate crisis?
Following the UN’s recent report announcing there is “no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place”, taking action to operationalise the Paris Agreement has never been more urgent.
The reality is that, despite the window dressing that says otherwise, the transition will only take place if long-term capital is funnelled into unequivocally credible decarbonisation-focused solutions.
The problem lies not in the fact that the market lacks these solutions, but in the startling truth that people without the necessary understanding, experience and skills have been tasked with orchestrating change quickly.
Corporate Governance Recruitment Service Overview
What we do:
We offer a unique proposition to our clients due to our unrivalled subject matter expertise and global networks, resulting from our explicit focus on the opportunity that sustainability & impact principles represent for investors globally to deliver greater value for themselves, their clients and society as a whole.
We do this by:
Working with investors in public and private markets to augment their business models and human capital to create and then implement investment strategies that deliver a measurable increase in positive impact for every $ invested
We’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance recruitment (ESG), with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance
Building and developing teams that use impact investing methodologies to directly deploy capital in the most effective way to support our clients stated purpose/mission
Working with investors to develop their research and analytics teams to review potential investments in a holistic context that creates an investment process that acknowledges ‘net positive’ impact status as a long-term driver of performance
Providing access to seed investors and strategic partners/advisers for start-up funds that have a clear positive environmental or social purpose
Dedicating time and resource to build capacity in the market, connecting pioneering individuals who have deep subject matter expertise and extensive commercial networks with organisations seeking to refine their strategy before entering this market
Hosting and attending events to further deepen our knowledge of this rapidly evolving market and convene panels of experts to catalyse innovation and further understanding amongst mainstream investors
Which ESG disciplines do Acre work in?
The ESG and Responsible Investment roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:
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02 March 2023
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20 February 2023
A war for climate talent is hotting up • Featuring commentary from Acre's Helen Pradas-PageRead more
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17 February 2023
How to build a sustainable bank • With commentary from Acre's Ian Povey- HallRead more
26 January 2023
Asset Managers 'have a very long way to go' on gender • With commentary from Acre's Ian Povey-Hal...Read more
08 December 2022
Is the reallocation of human capital a key solution to today's climate crisis? • Written by Acre'...Read more