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Our Networks

Our global network of senior executives and non-executives, operating at or near board level, includes well-known leaders from the private, public and third sectors. We look for people who are passionate about tackling systemic issues, and realise the commercial benefits of purposeful leadership.

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Nurturing Diversity

Evidence shows that companies with diverse teams and boards yield higher levels of profitability. Acre is committed to supporting diversity, equality and inclusion. As a key stakeholder in the recruitment process, this is both an obligation and an opportunity for a future-fit business.

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Fostering Partnerships

We approach every search as a partnership. Our experienced consultants recognise the skills required to drive the ambitious agendas of our clients. They’re supported by a team of dedicated researchers who approach the marketplace with professionalism and discretion.

  • ISG

    ​​"Great agency who really appreciate the human factor when jobs are available, and finding the correct fit for the employer. Highly respectful towards the candidates, and always keep you informed. Transparency and professionalism were all the way embedded in every action and arrangement. Really, really grateful for the hours of professionalism committed by the recruiter."

    ISG

    Vikki Ilieva, Lead Health and Safety Manager

    ISG
  • Senior Director, McDonalds

    Acre worked very effectively on the recruitment of sustainability and environment professionals for European and UK operations. Acre got a good grasp of our needs, and played an important role in the selection and appointment of a number of key individuals in to our organisation.

    McDonalds

    Senior Director

    McDonalds
  • Head of European Sustainability Affairs - Samsung

    Acre has risen rapidly to become the most specialised CR recruiter in the UK. I have always been impressed with the quality of candidates sent to me and I would have no hesitation to recommend Acre to anyone looking to find new people in the sustainability field.

    Samsung

    Head of European Sustainability Affairs

    Samsung
  • Sky

    "There’s no doubt that Acre are the best when it comes to recruiting sustainability professionals. This is partly down to the high-calibre of candidates they find - but also because they take the time to understand the role, the requirements, and the business to find the perfect match."

    Sky

    Head of Corporate Responsibility

    Sky
  • First Group

    Acre have provided two high quality senior interim hires to our FTSE250 Sustainability Team in the past nine months.

    Faced with a fast turnaround request from us, our consultant Tanith understood the brief swiftly and accurately, and supplied us with a pool of well qualified, and well matched, candidates. Both hires have been excellent in post, so I could comfortably recommend Acre's services and in particular Tanith's support.

    First Group

    Group Head of Corporate Responsibility

    First Group
  • Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers

    For this roundtable, and subsequent whitepaper summarising the discussion, we assembled representatives from asset owners, investment managers, family offices, foundations, private equity groups and a responsible remuneration specialist to discuss the potential for outcomes-based investment products to offer an opportunity for investment managers to deliver greater value for their clients.

    Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers
  • Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers

    For this roundtable, and subsequent whitepaper summarising the discussion, we assembled representatives from asset owners, investment managers, family offices, foundations, private equity groups and a responsible remuneration specialist to discuss the potential for outcomes-based investment products to offer an opportunity for investment managers to deliver greater value for their clients.

    Outcomes Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers
  • The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!

    The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Market Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

    Our aim is for the results to divulge details on diversity, budgets and team sizes as well as drawing comparisons across the previous surveys.

    The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!
  • 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
  • Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

    Driven by a triple helix of change – environmental, regulatory and social – demand from investors for products which demonstrate tangible positive impact is rising rapidly. How is regulatory pressure affecting this growing market, and how can the investment industry capitalise on the opportunities it presents?

    Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?
  • Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?

    Driven by a triple helix of change – environmental, regulatory and social – demand from investors for products which demonstrate tangible positive impact is rising rapidly. How is regulatory pressure affecting this growing market, and how can the investment industry capitalise on the opportunities it presents?

    Recognising the Impact of our Investments - A Popular Choice?
  • 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. The main argument in this paper is that 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

Executive Search Service Overview

Acre

Acre is a specialist Executive Search consultancy supporting a range of functions to identify and recruit executive level, or niche expertise. From our offices in London, New York and Amsterdam we are able to achieve global coverage throughout EMEA, the Americas, Asia and beyond.

We work with Boards and Executive Committees to identify, evaluate and secure the modern blend of skillsets required where performance, purpose and reputation meet. We empower our clients through executive search and recruitment services, leadership development programmes and access to the relevant insights and networks, all with the purpose to bring the right individuals and organisations together. 

Executive Search and Recruitment

Our expertise focuses on those shaping change through developing and implementing compelling search strategy and campaigns across all of our disciplines including sustainability, corporate affairs, responsible investment, EHS and energy.

We have experience in appointing individuals as well as entire teams; from Boards and CEOs to Directors, VPs and other senior executives.

Leadership Assessment and Development

Acre has developed a unique leadership competency assessment service - Acre Frameworks - which enables our clients to make better hiring decisions.

The ‘purpose’ agenda is creating an evolution in agile leadership and behaviour skills that are required to identify emerging opportunity, asses risk and build confidence across a broad range of stakeholders. Our revolutionary methodology provides a more rigorous assessment process to decrease the risks associated with hiring, and supports individuals and teams to create a positive impact and deliver a sustainable future.

Network and Insights

Acre believes the leadership exists right now to solve our global challenges. Our purpose is to bring individuals and organisations together to collectively solve todays challenges. We empower and support our community by bringing people together through practical events, presenting insightful thought-leadership and providing access to our compelling networks, all in order to build and foster more impactful individuals and teams.