Acre is the global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) recruitment with a track record of over ten years in the market.
We help find ESG careers and jobs for talented professionals across all areas of investment, distribution, risk and research in sustainable finance and impact investing.
We also collaborate with influential leaders to help push forward sustainable investment and corporate citizenship agendas.
What is ESG?
ESG stands for “environmental, social and governance” which is a set of standards for a company's operations that socially-conscious investors use to screen potential investments.
Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis in order to identify material risks and growth opportunities. As a result, they can better determine future financial performance.
Today, ESG professionals are at the forefront of measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business.
The role of an ESG professional is to ensure that the environmental, social and governance criteria are met.
Why is ESG important?
ESG is an increasingly important way for investors to evaluate which companies they should invest in. Now, ESG criteria are often used by financial institutions to avoid companies that present a great deal of financial risk.
Climate change poses a real threat to our global economy, including to our financial services. ESG professionals measure the environmental and societal impacts of an investment, and their work is crucial for a greener future with net-zero carbon emissions.
The work of ESG professionals is essential in achieving the aims set out by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What type of ESG jobs can you find with Acre?
Acre’s pioneering work in ESG, sustainable finance and impact investing has created the largest global recruitment network and the most comprehensive dataset in the market.
We work with a range of financial institutions to source ESG and sustainable investment professionals including banks, asset managers and private equity firms.
Why do companies need ESG professionals?
These days, many financial institutions create products that employ ESG criteria, and ESG criteria are crucial in informing financial institutions whether their investment could pose a risk due to poor environmental practices.
There is such a high demand for green finance jobs, especially in the sector of ESG.
Businesses are now realising that ESG professionals are essential in the running of their companies, but there is a limit of the number of highly qualified ESG professionals.
At Acre, we help organisations find the right candidates for their needs. We also have a bespoke competency framework of non-technical skills, which is built on our data from over 2,000 highly qualified professionals, and allows us to outline what “good” looks like.
Are there ESG jobs available?
We have a range of vacancies open for ESG professionals.
Whether you’re looking to fill an ESG position or you’re looking for your next role, our sustainable finance recruitment team can help. They will work with you to understand your ambitions to ensure that you can achieve your goals.
You can find more information on our sustainable finance recruitment services here.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if your business has any questions regarding ESG careers or filling vacancies.
What other types of sustainable finance and impact investing careers are available?
There are many opportunities within the sector of sustainable finance and in the last decade, there has been a significant increase in demand for qualified sustainable finance professionals.
What are some useful resources for ESG professionals?
If you would like to learn more about ESG talent trends, or if you don’t know where to start in ESG and would like to find out more about this career path, read some of our latest thought leadership here.
We also recruit a wide range of roles outside the sustainable finance and impact investing sector such as:
Browse Acre's ESG jobs here.
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