Acre has led the market in sustainable finance and impact investing executive search, recruitment and talent development since 2003, being the first firm with a global team specializing in impact investing recruitment. Our pioneering work has created the largest and most established global impact investing recruitment network.
We support our clients in building teams that not only outperform the market, but support the transition to a sustainable economy across all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research.
The only specialist impact investing recruitment team
We’re the first and only impact investing recruitment consultancy with a team specializing in impact investing and sustainable 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.
Offering a full range of services
Placing experienced professionals into impact investing jobs, who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organizations, is our core expertise. Our unparalleled understanding of impact investing, ESG and sustainable finance helps us go beyond impact investing recruitment to offer a genuinely consultative service. We deliver strategic reviews of in-house capabilities alongside recommendations on how to recruit, retain and restructure. We also provide an impact investing contract and interim recruitment service to help you find the right people, at the right time, to make a difference in the right places.
Trusted by world-leading investors
Our unparalleled understanding of impact investing 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 challenges.
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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.
Ian's knowledge of both 'ESG' and the various sections of the finance industry makes him an effective facilitator of search and recruitment. I was surprised by how smooth, amicable and constructive he was able to make the process for all parties.
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.
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Impact Investing Recruitment | Service Overview
More and more, organizations are requiring sustainability-minded employees, for every role, in each department and skill set.
At Acre, this is our core expertise. Since 2003, we have been connecting talented sustainable finance professionals who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organizations that are driving sustainable change.
Why should you work with Acre to meet your impact investing recruitment and executive search needs?
Our expertise adds great value; but, this needs to be balanced with a deep understanding of your business. In order to deliver informed solutions, we will both advise and challenge.
We’re always in touch with the very best impact investing candidates in our markets which means we can meet your ambitions by being a trusted partner for finding and developing the talent your business needs to make a sustainable impact.
We can deliver what you need. Our impact investing recruitment team:
Work with large established firms who are seeking to add specialist, sustainability-aligned skill sets – often from outside of traditional financial services – to help drive transformation across their core business models
Build teams that not only outperform their markets, but also help create a more sustainable future
Create and develop teams that use ESG/impact investing methodologies to deploy capital in the most effective way to support their clients' stated purpose/mission
Work with specialist firms whose sole focus is creating sustainable & impact investing outcomes for clients and are now scaling rapidly as a result
Connect pioneering individuals who have deep subject matter expertise and extensive commercial networks with organizations seeking to refine their strategy before entering this market
Provide access to seed investors and strategic partners/advisers for start-up funds that have a clear positive environmental or social purpose
Attend key conferences and convene panels of experts to catalyse innovation and further understanding amongst mainstream investors
Deliver bespoke market intelligence and salary benchmarking to support organizations as they continue to build out their team, as well as those making initial hires in this space
Beyond impact investing recruitment, what other areas of sustainable finance does Acre recruit in?
Climate Finance Recruitment
Our experienced climate finance recruitment team is committed to connecting talented climate finance leaders who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organizations to drive sustainable change. If you’re looking to create or fill climate finance jobs in your business, we have expertise that spans the entirety of the market, from TCFD and climate finance to decarbonisation and carbon accounting.
You can find our current climate finance jobs here.
Our socially responsible investing (SRI) recruitment team can help if your business requires experienced SRI professionals to help you ensure a socially responsible financial return on your investments. We have the most extensive global network of SRI specialists, and can support you with permanent or SRI contract and interim recruitment solutions
You can find our latest SRI jobs here.
We work with talented professionals in all areas of ESG, from influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas, to analysts and reporting practitioners.
We enable organizations to manage risk, utilise ESG research and integration to become more sustainable, and outperform their markets.
You can find our latest ESG jobs here.
Does Acre offer an impact investing executive search service?
Our impact investing executive search team will work with you to forge a deep understanding of your ambitions, and then we’ll find and develop the executive talent your business needs to build resilience, adapt and tackle climate change.
We will deliver all of the traditional elements you expect when working with an executive search firm, but our true value lies in the additional specialist insight that comes from 20 years of focus on sustainability, sustainable finance, and sustainable energy.
The knowledge, capabilities and experience of the people delivering your search, and the access that provides to our network, make us the go-to partner for impact investing executive search for progressive businesses.
Get in touch today to discuss our impact investing recruitment offering – whether that’s for permanent hires, contract and interim recruitment support or executive search across impact investing, ESG, sustainablefinance, climate finance, corporate governance or SRI.
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