ESG, Environment and Sustainability Recruitment Consultant

Sydney Permanent - Full Time

Nathan’s career in the recruitment industry began in 2001, when he travelled from New Zealand and worked in London as a recruitment consultant. He later relocated to Australia where he became a key member of in the lead up to their listing on the ASX. Following a successful tenure with Seek, Nathan moved into senior management and leadership positions in the Australian corporate sector, managing teams ranging in size from 5 to 100.Joining Talent Nation at the start of 2018, Nathan has been pivotal in further strengthening Talent Nation’s position as Australia’s leading sustainability and environmental executive search and recruitment specialist. Since his start, Nathan has successfully completed key assignments across Corporate, Government and Not for Profit clients.Nathan holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Bachelor of Commerce in Management from the University of Otago as well as a Diploma in Business from the University of Melbourne.

Recruiter :
Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly
  • Market leader in ESG, Environment and Sustainability Recruitment
  • Recruit responsibly by working for a founding B Corp that gives back
  • Bonuses and an employee share plan to own your impact
Who is Talent Nation?

We are an award-winning recruitment agency, that for over a decade, have placed key ESG talent into over 1/3 of the ASX100, influential private companies, and some of the best-known NGOs globally.

We generate impact by placing the changemakers into organisations who will: 
  • Deliver on Net Zero strategies.
  • Influence policy to enable Australia to become an economic superpower in a post-carbon world.
  • Green our urban environment.
  • Repair our landscape through biodiversity programs.
  • Channel the flow of capital into the right places such as renewables.
  • Provide indigenous fire abatement practices.
  • Develop carbon business models to turn waste into a resource.
  • Provide tools to increase transparency around non-financial data.
  • Build social programs to support communities in response to natural disasters.
  • Improve the sustainability and environmental credentials of major infrastructure hubs.
  • Improve the ability for organisations to disclose their performance against agreed targets.
And these are just the organisations we are working on right now…
What sets us apart?

A founding certified BCorp in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (there are only 5 other BCorps that certified before us) and the first non-government funded recruitment agency to be Climate Active Certified Carbon Neutral. Talent Nation team members work here because we have always believed in what we do and want to create a lasting impact. A percentage of our revenue is donated to environmental and social charities through our 1% for the Planet partnership, however the investment back into the community through donations, pro-bono work and impact driven discounts, is far greater than this. We believe passionately in the power of business as a force for good.
Who are you?

If you have a passion for people and impact, then Talent Nation offers you the opportunity to combine these in an environment that celebrates your success. Much like the individuals that we work with, your career path to this point may not be a linear one:
  • You may have a recruitment background and volunteer in your spare time or be passionate about social or environmental causes.
  • You may have a sustainability or environmental background but have always been drawn to the people aspects of your role.
  • You bring a range of professional and life skills into your work and apply a structured approach to your work to take projects from inception to completion.
  • You have a focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders.
What will you do?
  • Deliver end-to-end recruitment assignments across ESG, Sustainability, Environment, Climate & Energy and Sustainable Finance.
  • Continually learn and engage with SME's to build your knowledgebase. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships that enhance the mission and reputation of Talent Nation.
  • Build collaborative relationships internally with the broader Talent Nation team.
  • Source suitable candidates and brief them on specific opportunities.
  • Provide quality and timely candidate communication throughout the hiring process.
Why join us?

Our team have been at the forefront of ESG, Sustainability, Environment, Climate & Energy and Sustainable Finance recruitment for over a decade, and the momentum has never felt so strong.
  • Highly Successful Recruitment Model: Our proven recruitment methodology consistently delivers exceptional results.
  • Supportive and Collaborative Team Environment: Join a team that values cooperation and mutual growth.
  • Values driven approach: One of our values is to do the right thing, even when no one is looking, so our strong ethics underpin every decision.
  • Every assignment is lifechanging: For every completed assignment, a scholarship is provided to support a girl to go through school with One Girl. This is not only a great social outcome, but also the number one way to combat climate change.

Accelerate the future you want by being the best at placing the right people in the right roles. If you would like to be part of a recruitment company that is passionate about powering positive change, and genuinely partnering with clients and candidates, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please note the role can be based in Sydney or Melbourne.
Apply now by submitting your current CV (in word format) via our online application process.

For a confidential discussion please contact Nathan Kelly via [email protected] or Richard Evans at [email protected]; or give us a call on 02 7226 4003.

To be eligible to apply, you must have unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

Talent Nation encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.


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