Acre has been pioneering Sustainability Marketing and Communications Recruitment since 2003. We catalyze the integration of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in partnership with organizations globally. One of the key specialisms we operate in is Sustainability Marketing and Communications Recruitment.
Executive Search and Recruitment
Acre has an unrivalled track record of placing sustainability marketing and communications experts who are experienced in driving change. Our global networks and unparalleled expertise are a go-to resource for world-leading organizations.
Contract and Interim
Our sustainability marketing and communications recruitment team can also provide rapid access to highly experienced professionals for contract and interim roles. Whether you need to drive a specific project or cover an extended absence, we’ll help you quickly engage the right specialist.
We empower companies to develop leadership capabilities within their organizations through behavioural assessment and data-driven development solutions such as coaching and training. Our Acre Frameworks methodology supports sustainability teams to perform better and with purpose.
The collaboration with the Acre team was marked by great professionalism, stellar competency and genuine friendliness and advice throughout the entire recruiting assignment. Their support has made the difference in being able to find and hire the most suitable candidate for the role at hand.
Quality firm with outstanding service and results!
I really enjoyed working with Catherine. Very knowledgeable and professional!
Acre surpasses all others in the area of sustainability-related recruitment.
Outstanding work. Took time to understand potential role fits and very effective use of networks to introduce to the right people and the right time.
The person that I engaged with at Acre, Catherine Harris, was professional and helpful throughout the entire hiring process. She made sure that I knew what was required of me, answered any questions that I had in a thoughtful and speedy manner, and provided insightful feedback on my approach to interviews and presentations. I tell anyone who needs to find the most qualified sustainability professional that it is worth every penny to hire Acre to help them find the perfect person. Both the people hiring and people applying will be impressed with the high level of customer service that Acre provides.
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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.
1 in 3 young workers turn down jobs if a business reveals weak ESG ratings
Millennials and younger workers are already considered a force to be reckoned with, so it may come as a little surprise that they are turning down jobs with companies that lag behind when it comes to valuing ESG factors.
According to a new study by professional services firm KPMG, businesses lacking robust environmental, social and governance credentials are not appealing to younger prospective candidates who are searching for a more environmentally friendly and purpose-driven role.
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.
Are you mindful when unwrapping a bar of chocolate?
Are you mindful when unwrapping a bar of chocolate during your favourite Christmas movie?
This question is slightly misleading - I’m not interrogating consumption levels, but rather focusing on the packaging wrapped around your moments of indulgence. While the rustling sound of unwrapping a chocolate bar is satisfying to the senses, the negative impact packaging waste inflicts on the planet is catastrophic.
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.
Sustainability Marketing Recruitment | Sustainability Communications Recruitment Overview
Acre has operated in the field of Sustainability Marketing and Communications Responsibility Recruitment for over 16 years.
Over this period, we have seen the job function evolve dramatically, moving from being primarily a philanthropic and marketing-led discipline, to one which is integrated commercially into the heart of businesses and used as a lever to generate revenue, mitigate risk and create efficiencies. We have seen the need for sustainability marketing and communications recruitment professionals grow alongside this, building an extensive database of experienced professionals who focus specifically on reporting.
What Skills and Competencies are required?
We have seen the competencies required for corporate social responsibility professionals develop over time. The modern senior sustainability practitioner is likely to be a change manager, a visionary thinker and a highly inclusive operator. They tend to have capabilities to plan and develop strategy and to measure and report impact. Acre are working in partnership with our in house leadership development tool, Acre Frameworks, to develop a useful competency frameworks to support practitioners in their careers.
Acre surveys the corporate social responsibility and sustainability marketplace every two years in its CR/S Salary Survey which has helped to unravel its evolution for the past 10 years. This includes salary data but much more.
Who do we work with?
We work with clients across all industry sectors, with a strong focus on partnering with companies with complex supply chains (for instance retailers and consumer goods companies) and clients with particular risks (for instance manufacturing and extractives). We also undertake a good deal of work with the financial industry particularly in relation to responsible investment and ESG projects.
Issues of sustainability span international borders and we operate globally supporting our clients in countries in which they manufacture (for instance Bangladesh, Turkey and China) as well as at corporate HQs often in Europe, North America and Asia. We have built up unrivalled access to candidates around the globe.
We work on permanent recruitment assignments as well as contract and interim assignments. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments by introducing you to a group of best-in-class sustainability interim consultants and freelancers. Acre also has expertise in delivering executive search projects globally.
24 January 2023
Will CSOs solve the climate crisis? • Written by Acre's Marie Cloherty for Business LeaderRead more
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