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Recruiting the right talent to lead your Sustainability strategy
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Recruiting the right talent to lead your Sustainability strategy

As well documented, the UK construction sector carries a heavy responsibility to do the right thing when it comes to Sustainability.

The UN Environmental Programme reports CO2 emissions from buildings and construction have hit new heights, leaving the sector off track to decarbonise by 2050.

The 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction finds that the sector accounted for over 34% of energy demand and around 37% of energy and process-related CO2 emissions in 2021.

We can now also see it ourselves in our daily lives; the climate crisis is no longer a thing of the future, but something we’re seeing in front of us, today.

Clearly, to support the need to meet sustainability goals and, therefore, reduce environmental impact, ensuring your business has the right size and shaped team to structure and deliver the Sustainability strategy is essential on many levels.

Initiatives such as recycling programmes, incorporating eco-friendly materials or packaging, fuel usage initiatives, adopting energy-efficient practices and/or adhering to stringent emission standards all form the foundations of a Sustainability roadmap to support the industry in its pursuit of better.

Challenges of course include the cost of transitioning to sustainable practices, regulatory compliance and the need for skilled teams, familiar with green construction methods. Staying abreast of evolving environmental policies and investing in sustainable technologies (now, for the future) are necessary to navigate these complex hurdles.

Hence, recruiting the highest quality of talent to lead and drive your Sustainability strategy is no longer a nice-to-have, but vital.

Emphasising an authentic importance on sustainability within your business strategy, underpinned with robust and clear investment plans to ensure that its place on the agenda remains high, will support in attracting emerging talent.

Incorporating sustainability deep into your company culture and employer brand will also appeal to the right candidates.

In todays’ crowded market, albeit seemingly with an abundance of talent to consider, sourcing candidates with the right blend of skills and experience in the sustainability space (specifically for your business needs) is fast requiring specialist, dedicated recruitment treatment. The term ‘Sustainability’ is occasionally overused when comes to candidates marketing themselves in a bid to become noticed.

Pleasingly, KMN Consult have had proven, repeated success in finding that ‘needle in a haystack’ for clients when it comes to recruiting sustainability leadership talent.

If you’d like to learn more about my approach, or simply to discuss the topic further, please reach out on 07835 123105 or

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