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Event Highlights: “The Climate Work Landscape & Your Place In It”

We ran a Climate Career Pathways session – special thanks to for partnering with us and to Cynthia Thomson and Simone Pianko for their expertise. If you’re interested in climate upskilling, check out their short courses!

Key Takeaways:

Green Jobs and Skills: Green jobs focus on improving environmental outcomes. The demand for green skills, including technical expertise and behaviours to tackle environmental challenges, is rapidly increasing.

Growth in Green Jobs: Job postings requiring green skills are rising fast, with high hiring rates for these roles. It’s an opportune time to transition into the green economy.

ESG Jobs in Australia: The financial services, energy, and tech sectors have the highest demand for ESG roles. Regulatory requirements and investor pressure are key drivers.

Challenges in ESG Recruitment: Budget constraints, over-reliance on regulatory changes, and the need for specialised skills are notable challenges. Assessing organisational needs and finding the right expertise is crucial.

Transferable Skills for ESG Roles: Success in ESG roles requires strong industry understanding, analytical skills, and the ability to influence key leaders. Professionals from diverse backgrounds can excel in these roles.

Trends in Sustainability Leadership: Leaders often have backgrounds in environmental science, engineering, business, and more. Experience ranges from 5 to 30+ years, reflecting the field’s diversity.

Role of Sustainability Professionals: They align organisations with targets, measure and report data, guide action plans, and lead organisational change, driving impactful sustainability efforts.

Climate Career Pathways: Finding your place in the green economy involves identifying sectors of interest, leveraging your skills, and networking. Passion and continuous learning are essential.

Support and Resources: offers short educational courses – enabling professionals to do role specific climate upskilling. If you’re seeking assistance with ESG recruitment, reach out to Lisa Tracy Manager Moir Group ESG or 02 9262 4836 / We’re here to help you navigate the evolving landscape of sustainable business practices.

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