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Let's Talk About ESG: How Regulation Is Changing ESG Recruitment | Featuring Acre's Ian Povey-Hall

By Grace Coleman
Blog

As regulation around sustainability becomes stricter, Asset Managers are increasingly looking to hire staff with specialised skills, such as climate risk modelling.

In a recent episode of the 'Let’s Talk About ESG' podcast with Citywire, Acre's Ian Povey-Hall, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing explains why investment firms are seeking a different kind of professional when hiring portfolio managers to run dark green Article 9 funds.

Project Captures Fog Water for Thirsty Plants Under Threat

by Dulce Flores
Blog

While fog and wind may not be high on many wish lists when it comes to an ideal weather scenario, such conditions are being utilised to encourage reforestation.

A ground-breaking project is underway in Gran Canaria and Portugal (where fog and wind conditions are prevalent) to capture fog water which is used to help combat the perils of drought and deforestation, while helping prevent soil erosion.

Farms Suffering Slim Pickings of Seasonal Workers

By Tom Townsend
Blog

Fruit and vegetables worth £22million have been wasted in the first half of this year due to the lack of labour required to pick them, according to a new study.

A survey conducted by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) highlighted this year’s harvest so far has been significantly impacted due to a lack of people available to pick the crops.

Acre Has Been Granted B-Corp Certification...But What Does That Mean? And What's Next?

Is it strange to say that, when our B-Corp certification finally arrived in August, it didn’t feel like cause for celebration?
Blog

Announcing that whilst speaking publicly for the first time about our new accreditation, which confirms our commitment to progressive social impact and environmental stewardship, may seem counterintuitive; if we aren’t celebrating, why are we announcing it? But it’s complicated. Our business has been working in this way and operating with the sole purpose of building a better world for just shy of 20 years – and in some ways, the badge doesn’t earn us any stripes that we didn’t already wear with pride.

Green Collar Aspirations | Featuring Commentary by Acre's Paddy Balfour

By Grace Coleman
Blog

With over three-quarters of the region’s youth looking to join the green economy, The EDGE Singapore explore what opportunities lie in sustainability and what skills are in demand. Acre’s Paddy Balfour, Executive Director, Asia contributed his thoughts on the huge demand for sustainability talent across all business segments.

Enrolments for ESG Courses Surge in Hong Kong Amid Exponential Demand for Staff With Requisite Skills - Featuring Commentary by Acre's Greg Brittian

By Grace Coleman
Summary: 

Acre's Greg Brittian, Head of Sustainable Business APAC, contributed to a discussion with South China Morning Post on the growing demands for ESG & Sustainability talent in APAC and how businesses need to implement a combined strategy of upskilling their staff and attracting international talent.

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Acre's Greg Brittian, Head of Sustainable Business APAC, contributed to a discussion with South China Morning Post on the growing demands for ESG & Sustainability talent in APAC and how businesses need to implement a combined strategy of upskilling their staff and attracting international talent.

Why More UK Firms Should Appoint Chief Sustainability Officers - Written by Acre's Marie Cloherty for Green Business

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​Acre's Marie Cloherty, Director of Sustainable Business unpacks the myriad benefits Chief Sustainability Officers can bring to large businesses in her latest article for Business Green.

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​Acre's Marie Cloherty, Director of Sustainable Business unpacks the myriad benefits Chief Sustainability Officers can bring to large businesses in her latest article for Business Green.

The Race for Sustainability Talent in Asia

By Paddy Balfour
Blog

With global thinking shifting towards sustainability, many businesses are being forced to play catch up to meet the increasing demand by stakeholders for ESG. The push for businesses to run sustainably has inevitably led to the surge in demand for ESG talent. While an increasing demand for ESG talent is taking place globally, this need is especially acute in Asia, where the lack of ESG talent is one of the main reasons that are keeping financial institutions and businesses from moving forward with their sustainability strategy.

Talent shortage in Asia?

Wagamama To Replace Up to 330 Tonnes of Virgin Plastics in Takeaway Packaging

by Maya Israel
Article

With the world continuously swamped under mountains of plastic waste, more companies are innovating and implementing solutions in a bid to mitigate the climate crisis and tackle increasing plastic pollution.

Wagamama will remove up to 330 tonnes of virgin plastics from the supply chain by launching a new cPET packaging solution for its takeaway food that will see the packaging of its most popular dish – the katsu curry – reduce its carbon footprint by 62 per cent.

Aldi's Drive to Fill Fleet with Renewable Biomethane Fuel

By Jonathan Goldsmith
Blog

CNG Fuels, Europe’s largest supplier of renewable biomethane fuel, has added Aldi to its list of clients who are striving for low carbon transport within their heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleets.

The fuel firm has opened its 10thHGV refuelling station in Castleford, West Yorkshire, to keep up with demand, and the new station can refuel 5000 HGVs a day while slashing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 67,500 tonnes a year, it claims.

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