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, risk and research in banking and finance, and influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas. Acre’s pioneering work in responsible investment, sustainable finance and impact investing has created the largest global recruitment network and the most comprehensive dataset in the market.

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The Only Specialist

Sustainable Finance & ESG Recruitment Team

We’re the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specializing in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (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.

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Trusted by

World-Leading

Investors

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, pension funds and private equity firms, trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable investment.

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Offering a Broad Range

of Services

We offer Strategy Consultingto 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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Meet The Team

  • 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
  • Green Resources AS

    My recent engagements with Greg Brittian from Acre over a position in Africa, made me realize why the company won the Feefo Gold Service award. The quality of service, regular updates and efficiency in delivery offered was exceptional. I will be starting my new role in Tanzania in a few weeks time, all thanks to Acre.

    Nelson Mhlanga, Interim ESG Director

    Green Resources AS
  • 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
  • Talent Acquisition Officer - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial

    Qualified candidates in a professional manner. Clear communication and forward-thinking. Persistence and follow up on process and interviews. Good negotiation skills with the candidate. Good technical knowledge of the profile and what we were looking for.

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  • Robin Millington - Planet Tracker - Testimonial

    ​I find that Acre listen well, understand your requirements and the sustainability space, and are customer responsive.

    I am very happy with using them, and three of my new staff have come to us via Acre.

    Robin Millington, CEO

    Planet Tracker
  • Associate of Engagement - ESG - Anonymous Feefo Testimonial - 1

    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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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
  • Sustainable Finance in Action | Acre: Careers in Finance are Changing

    With the world coming together at COP26 to discuss action on climate change, Acre partnered with The London Institute of Banking & Financeto highlight all the work we are doing to make an impact. Acre discussed how recruitment plays an essential role in achieving change and in keeping pace with an expanding and fast evolving sustainable finance landscape which has new and exciting career opportunities.  

    Sustainable Finance in Action | Acre: Careers in Finance are Changing
  • 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 in the UK 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
  • Recognizing the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

    ​​Driven by a triple helix of change – environmental, regulatory and social – demand from investors for products which demonstrate tangible positive impact is rising rapidly. Our London office put together a panel to discuss: 'How is regulatory pressure affecting this growing market, and how can the investment industry capitalize on the opportunities it presents?'

    Recognizing the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

Service Overview

What we do:

We offer a unique position 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, as well as implement investment strategies that deliver a measurable increase in positive impact for every dollar invested 

  • 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/advisors 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 expertize and extensive commercial networks with organizations 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 catalyze 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:

Contact Us:

Get in touch today to discuss our ESG recruitment and Responsible Investment recruitment service including our Executive Search offering.

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