Sustainability Recruitment: Talent Search Case Studies

Climate Change: Propositions Director

Challenge: To find a senior marketing professional able to rapidly adapt to working in the climate change arena, with the expertise to produce compelling, sustainability focused propositions.

Solution: We delivered a strong candidate shortlist from both the mainstream economy and sustainability sectors.  Places of access included innovation consultancies, marketing and branding agencies, enabling our client to select from a range of applicants accomplished at communicating complex solutions to a wide range of audiences.

Outcome: The successful candidate adapted rapidly, introducing best practice to communicate sustainability ethics effectively.

Sustainability: Policy Director


Challenge: A specialist role requiring candidates with the potential to become thought-leaders in the field of sustainable production and consumption and the expertise to develop future policy ideas to challenge current thinking.

Solution: Our search was global, encompassing Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA.  We focused on candidates with expertise in the fields of energy-efficient product design, Life Cycle Analysis, Carbon Foot printing and Total Impact Assessment.

Outcome: Our shortlist included talented individuals from each continent - consultants, academics, researchers and policy and behavioural experts. The chosen candidate brought detailed knowledge of high level policy initiatives to the role.

Renewable Energy: Head of Operations and Development

Challenge:  Our task was to find the most suitable candidate from a limited talent pool of professionals skilled in the field of low carbon transport innovation.


Solution: Our search drew in a range of experts from a number of sectors including manufacturing, haulage, fleet operations and transport, from which we put forward a strong candidate shortlist.


Outcome: Our client appointed one of our candidates from the mainstream transport sector, whose experience of selling into a range of client organisations together with expertise in the emissions control field, was an excellent choice for the role.