Operating globally and based out of New York, London and Amsterdam, we are a purpose driven recruitment and talent development company, working in the fields of Sustainability, ESG, Energy and HSE
If you’re ambitious to be both commercially successful, but also to create an inspiring legacy; you’re in the right place.
Perhaps that’s not a place you thought a career in recruitment could take you - to a place where you can prosper and drive real, meaningful change - but at Acre, that’s our purpose. We are the only consultancy globally who can fill world-changing, business-critical positions. We are a trusted partner with over 18 years’ experience and an expansive global network, and can give you and your ambitions a platform to succeed.
We don't mind sharing our ambitions. We want brighter futures for all; our clients, our candidates, society and the environment. We want a world that’s safe, ethical, inclusive and sustainable.
From time to time, people hear that and say “That sounds like a nice ambition.” But what we do and what we stand for isn’t nice; it’s urgent and it’s important. We live our ambitions by specializing in finding the people who will go on to empower their organizations to meet net zero, cut carbon emissions, finance essential projects and build a brighter future for us all.
Purpose is positioned on the same pedestal as profit at Acre.
We are not only ambitious for our business, but for our clients’ businesses, and for a sustainable future. Our approach is centered around realizing our ambitions with energy, momentum and pride. Our success is proof that we can take pride in focusing on our impact on the world, and that the profits will still naturally follow.
We know that isn’t the outlook of a typical recruitment business; but that’s not what we are.
We never forget about our values.
Rather than being up on a wall or printed in a handbook, our values are in our DNA. Front and centere of everything we do, you’ll feel them in the air in our offices, you’ll find them present in our conversations and at the core of our communications.
Wherever you are in the world, whichever team or office you’re in, you’ll find integrity, courage, innovation and collaboration.
We're doubling in size - but what does that mean for you?
As the business expands, more opportunity is created for Acre’s team members to transform and develop their careers.
We have a clear progression structure, a performance team to support you, and a spirit of joint endeavor which acknowledged your contibution to our growth.
20% of Acre's share equity is set aside for its team members and allocated annually based on individual contribution.
I joined Acre from one of London’s leading buy side search firms seeking to combine a passion for financial markets with sustainability. Since joining I have been able to double my annual billings, build an international client base, develop my management capabilities and become a Director leading a team of consultants.
Before being approached about working at Acre, I’d never considered that I could combine my experience as a recruiter with my interests in sustainability. It’s great that I can spend my working day making the world a better place.
Integrity, one of Acre's four values, is the value that resonates most with me. I believe Acre treats people like people and not just names on an organogram, which is a nice change from other recruitment companies I’ve worked for.
As a business we work hard to foster a culture that allows people to bring their whole selves to work; we know that it creates a kinder, fun, and more engaging place to be. We should all be in an environment where we can express ourselves and celebrate who we are.As someone who suffered anxiety when I was about 15 through to my 30s, I know how hard it is to be productive if your wellbeing is suffering. I want to role model that it’s beneficial to talk about how you are feeling, and you can be comfortable to do so here.
Something that makes Acre a special place to be is that I would always be up for grabbing a coffee and catch up with absolutely anyone in the business. It doesn’t matter that we’re spread across different corners of the globe and have tripled in size since I’ve been here; that still remains. There’s something about sharing the same values as your colleagues, new or old, that keeps that magical quality alive at Acre.
Acre has very generously allowed me to use company time to volunteer at the Future-Fit foundation for three years now. It's enriching for me and it's enriching for Acre and, of course it's supporting an organization with an incredibly good cause. I'll never forget when I first asked Richard Wright (Acre’s CEO) if he was happy for me to take part - he didn’t even hesitate. I think it was a proud moment for him, and I know for me with nearly 3 years now as a Trustee – it’s something I’m very proud of too!
Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Operations Manager, Amsterdam
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Amsterdam
Recruitment Consultant - Amsterdam
Recruitment Consultants and Researchers (all levels)
Talent Acquisition Manager
Recruitment Consultant - Sustainable Business
Research & Senior Research Consultants - Global
Senior Recruitment Consultant - USA
Recruitment Consultant - USA
Recruitment Consultant - Sustainable Finance
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Why Join Acre?
We want to set you up for success and pro-actively invest in mechanisms, be those in-house support functions or technology solutions, which all have the same goal: To support you to be more efficient, leaving you more time to do what you do best.
Virtual Assistant Access
Our trusted VAs relieve the admin burden of the recruitment process and streamline everyday tasks like booking interviews, scheduling pre and post interview calls, and coordinating diaries with your clients and candidates.
Extensive Marketing Support
Our marketing team are on hand to support you to produce best in class proposals, credible and eye-catching search documents and partner with you to build your brand. Our investment in marketing and brand building also takes the pain out of business development, making sure our clients know who you are and how to find you when they need you.
Operations, Technology & Finance
Our central support function has got you taken care of. Tech headaches? Invoices to send? New tools needed to support you? Consider it done.
Our experienced team of global research consultants take the stress out of tricky searches, armed with the tools, knowledge and expertise to find the candidates you need.
We know that as people, we’re better when we’re constantly learning and developing, so we make sure that there’s an in-house team of committed performance coaches on hand to support you. That applies to whatever team you’re on, or function you’re in. We don’t just train people to be good at recruitment, nor do we believe that there’s a cookie-cutter approach to success. We’ll meet you where you’re at, as a human, offering you a holistic approach to reaching your goals.
How you work and where you work from is flexible. We trust you to know where you’ll be most productive - whether that’s in the office or at home - and to work out your own arrangements with your manager.
We take a long-term approach to supporting our teams’ future career paths at Acre and beyond. We’ll also invest heavily in your wellbeing; whether that’s initiatives to support physical health, providing access to an Employee Assistance Scheme, or our pro-active approach to de-stigmatising issues surrounding mental and emotional health.
As the only search firm in the world with the depth of experience to tackle some of the planet’s biggest issues, we operate as a trusted advisor to our clients, not just a recruiter. The value you’ll add to our clients runs much deeper than getting a person in a seat. You’ll be supporting real, meaningful change being made in the world by asking your clients ‘What impact do you need us to support you with making?’
Our team is built on passion and integrity, not KPIs, and we understand that the value you’ll add goes far beyond numbers.
You’ll benefit from 18 years’ and counting spent in our marketplace doing a good job, which helps our business to thrive and our clients to keep coming back. We’ve always understood the importance of delivering an excellent service, which we do by placing integrity, innovation, collaboration and courage at the core of everything we do; this gives us a 4.8/5 star rating on Feefo to utilise too.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be here. We’re seeing exponential growth, which means new offices across the globe, a 50% increase in headcount, and our sales have doubled over the past year. What this means to you is that the potential to be successful here is endless; we need great people to be part of the growing business we’re building, and have EMI on offer to thank you for that. 20% of our business equity is in the hands of our team.
A common thing to hear from those who join Acre is, ‘I just didn’t know that I could put my skills to good use, have a real impact, and be commercially successful at the same time.’
Bring your purpose to work, and help us to build a sustainable future, together.