Acre has operated in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility Recruitment for over 15 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.
As a result, we have seen the competencies required for corporate social responsibility professionals develop over time. The modern senior CSR 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. Both the ICRS and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership have useful competency frameworks to support practitioners in their careers.
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.
Acre surveys the corporate social responsibility and sustainability market place every two years in its CR/S Salary Survey which has helped to unravel the evolution of the market place for the past 10 years. This includes salary data but much more.
Issues of CSR / sustainability span international borders and as such, 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 (serviced by our London office) and North America (serviced from our New York office). 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 via the Acre Bench, a group of best-in-class sustainability interim consultants and freelancers.