Acre has been pioneering Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability recruitment since 2003. We catalyze the integration of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in partnership with organisations globally. One of the key specializms we operate in is Sustainability Strategy & Reporting Recruitment.


Executive Search and Recruitment

Acre has an unrivalled track record of placing sustainability strategy & reporting experts who are experienced in driving change. Our global networks and unparalleled expertize are a go-to resource for world-leading organizations.

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Contract and Interim

Our sustainability strategy & reporting 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.

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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.

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  • Thomas Nichol - UCC Coffee - Testimonial

    ​​Liam provided a professional and friendly service. He took time to understand what I wanted, was knowledgeable about the industry and helped me understand if the available opportunities were the right fit.

    Thomas Nichol, Group Sustainability Manager

    UCC Coffee
  • Andrea Chase - Arbonne International - Testimonial

    Catherine was an incredible ally throughout the hiring process. Her expertise and professionalism is only exceeded by her incredible commitment to finding the right fit for her clients. If only all recruiters were as great as those at Acre! Thank you for making hiring such a breeze.

    Andrea Chase, Director - CSR & Sustainability

    Arbonne International
  • Robert Budway - Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) - Testimonial

    ​​Catherine was excellent! She found great candidates and always responded promptly to our calls or emails. Plus she found us a great candidate whom we are very pleased with.

    Robert Budway, President

    Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)

Spotlight Content

  • Acre Impact Stories: Louise Kjellerup Roper

    ​Louise Kjellerup Roper sits down with Acre to discuss the impact and challenges of her first six months in her role as Non-Executive Director at Volans, which she found with the help of Catherine Harris, Principal Consultant. ​

    Acre Impact Stories: Louise Kjellerup Roper
  • Case Study: VP of Social Responsibility - Lego

    Ambitious sustainable materials and renewable energy targets triggered the expansion of Lego’s Social Responsibility and Engagement Team, and in turn, created the need for an individual who would define Lego’s social and environmental responsibility approach. 

    Case Study: VP of Social Responsibility - Lego
  • Take a Tour of our Global Impact

    Ingrained in Acre’s DNA is a strong sense of purpose – we aspire to catalyze social and environmental improvements through our activities.

    In 2020, we celebrated the opening of our Amsterdam office, augmenting our existing presence in New York and London. An enhanced presence in Europe represents an opportunity to increase our global impact. 

    Take a Tour of our Global Impact
  • The Social Board

    For many company boards, tackling the unmet needs of society is an aspiration that can be delegated to Corporate Social Responsibility teams. They see government as primarily responsible for addressing challenges such as climate change and mental illness, leaving boards to focus on shareholder value. This paper argues otherwise; the relationship between business and society has reached a point where the voice of society needs to be introduced explicitly as a stakeholder in the boardroom.

    The Social Board

Service Overview

Sustainability Strategy Recruitment | Sustainability Reporting Recruitment Overview

Acre has operated in the field of Sustainability and Corporate Social 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 Strategy & Reporting 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 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.

Our Services

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.

Contact Us

Get in touch today to discuss Corporate Responsibility Recruitment and Sustainability Recruitment.