Sustainability is about incorporating the environment with other aspects of life- social and economic. It’s about understanding the interconnections between these three, and finding a balance so we can live within the limits our environment provides. Where traditionally sustainability has been used in relation to environmental topics, it now encompasses community actions and attitudes, the social and economic systems and the change in behaviour that needs to happen to achieve a sustainable lifestyle.
Building a strong sustainability team is not only beneficial to the external environment and community; but has a long-term impact on productivity, profitability and wellbeing. It can no longer be considered optional; it is now becoming necessary to mitigate risk and aid companies in measuring their performance. Increasingly the type of professional required in the sustainability space in Australia needs to be not only fully across the latest sustainability/climate change developments, but the renewed focus on meeting sustainable benchmarks means they need to be comfortable measuring and reporting on the performance of key initiatives, and communicating comfortably in the board room.
There is an increased demand for candidates with specialised reporting expertise, with companies now requiring to report under more frameworks- although these frameworks are voluntary, there is a strong push from investors to use them- sustainable investing is becoming mainstream. Whether it is to mitigate risk, comply with regulation or have a specific impact, demand for these investment approaches has grown considerably and high quality individuals are reaping the benefit of their skills being in demand.
Sustainability remains at the heart of what we do at Talent Nation, our mission having always been to recruit purpose-driven people for purpose-driven roles in Australia. The sustainability recruitment space is one that is constantly expanding and diversifying both in the NFP and for-profit sectors, and as a core focus and passion of ours, we are well equipped to understand the evolving human resource requirements of this sector.
We understand the intricacies of the sustainability space, and have placed hundreds of professionals into roles Australia. We are active within the sustainability community in Australia, and as a registered B Corp we take pride in the positive impact we have and are measured on, in our community.
Our approach to sustainability recruitment provides the highest quality individuals who can help to embed CSR and sustainability into the heart of an organisation. As a firm, we take pride in our deep sector knowledge, allowing us to thoroughly understand the industries we service.
Talent Nation specialises in the provision of key staff for a wide range of sustainability jobs including:
- Chief Sustainability Officers
- General Managers of Sustainability
- Heads of Sustainability
- Group Managers of Sustainability
- Sustainability Managers
- Sustainability Advisors