| May 23, 2024

Group Head of Sustainability in Environmental Management

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website Idverde

Acre is excited to be working in partnership with Idverde, Europe’s premier provider of green and outdoor services, dedicated to enhancing the environment and enriching lives. With a workforce spanning Europe, they are committed to creating sustainable landscapes that promote biodiversity and foster well-being.​

Idverde’s mission is to enrich lives through sustainable outdoor spaces that inspire a connection with nature. They envision a future where every landscape they touch becomes a thriving ecosystem, contributing to a healthier planet and happier communities.

As the Group Head of Sustainability, you will be at the forefront of their transformation into a leader in climate solutions. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, you will have full ownership of developing the roadmap and frameworks for all ESG activities. Your role will be instrumental in driving their commercial sustainability agenda, ensuring alignment with business objectives and investor expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy that positions Idverde as a leader in climate solutions.
  • Establish ambitious KPIs and targets to measure their environmental impact and drive continuous improvement.
  • Support the CFO with investor relations efforts, communicating their sustainability initiatives and long-term value creation opportunities.
  • Lead on the changing statutory reporting requirement across Europe.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to integrate sustainability across their business processes and decision-making.
  • Drive innovation and commerciality in sustainability initiatives, identifying revenue growth and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Chair the ESG Committee and foster cross-functional collaboration to embed sustainability across their corporate culture.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing ambitious sustainability strategies in a corporate environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and engage employees at all levels.
  • Experience working in a distributed workforce environment, preferably across EMEA.
  • Commercial acumen with a focus on driving value through sustainability initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluency in French is advantageous, but not essential.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based incentives.
  • Flexible work arrangements with the option for remote work.
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement within a growing company.
  • Join a diverse and inclusive team of passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world.​

Join Idverde in Leading the Way Towards a Sustainable Future:

If you are passionate about sustainability and ready to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to apply today and join Idverde on their journey towards a greener future. Be part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and environmental stewardship.

If you are interested, please apply directly.

Diversity Statement

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional equipment, resources or support in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by contacting the named consultant managing this search and we will work with you to ensure that your accessibility needs are met.

About Acre

At Acre, we work with the most aspirational businesses with potential to make real change; from those who are just starting out to those who are well on the journey to crafting a legacy.

Our 20 years’ experience in sustainability recruitment, combined with our extensive global network, enables us to provide talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change. Through our unique behavioural assessment technology, we understand the types of people, skills and behaviours required to create impact. We can develop these qualities within your existing teams too.​

We find talented people and develop their skills to make a true impact in ambitious, progressive organisations. The result? Businesses equipped to build resilience, adapt and manage the risks involved in tackling climate change.​


To apply for this job please visit www.acre.com.