Entries by Talent Nation

Making a Sustainable Transition to the Sustainability Industry

If you ask 20 people for a definition of sustainability, you’ll get 20 different responses. People see it as a narrow field but in reality it’s actually very broad. Sustainability is about incorporating environmental, social and economic perspectives within your decision making. It’s about understanding the interconnections between these three elements and finding a balance […]

Senior corporate generalists are making the move into ESG roles

Take a look at the job postings related to climate, carbon, renewables, and sustainability and you’ll see a vast difference to the numbers just a few years ago. According to one report, from GlobalData, there were about 960 jobs available in the sector in March 2021, compared to 1400 jobs in March 2022, according to […]

“War for talent”: ESG professionals in high demand

Recruiters for roles in ESG and sustainability say it’s a candidate’s market when it comes to hiring. Companies across most industry sectors are hiring from junior to senior executive levels to find capabilities in ESG and sustainability, driven by increased focus on ESG performance from investors, customers and community stakeholders, said Richard Evans, managing director, […]

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s (GBRF) Traditional Owner Working Group hosted a three-day workshop at Cape Cleveland, Townsville to seek Traditional Owner input on activities to be delivered under the Reef Trust Partnership. The GBRF engaged us to complete three assignments in their Traditional Owners Team.

The value of ESG credentials

There is a hiring run in Australia. Earlier this month, jobs board SEEK reported a record-high number of jobs posted to the platform, eclipsing the previous benchmark which was set just one month before. Job postings are up more than 30% compared to two years ago…

Sustainability workers in demand but will our skills support the need?

Richard Evans, Managing Director at Talent Nation, has been in recruitment for 23 years. He turned his focus to environment and sustainability in 2008 when discussions around the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme gave him an insight into to the sector, its people and their pioneering projects, and today he’s seeing a gear change in the demand for jobs and skills…