Meet 12 recruiters Wall Street is turning to in the 'unrelenting' scramble for ESG talent

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3月 10, 2022
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Business Insider highlights 12 recruiters to watch in the ESG space.
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Excerpt from article originally published in Business Insider

Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Kurt Harrison was featured in Business Insider's roundup of ESG recruiters to know.

 

Efforts to fill leadership roles and build groups focused on sustainability are accelerating in most corners of financial services.

From private-equity firms to bulge-bracket banks, recruiters say companies are seeking candidates to fill environmental, social, and governance positions.

"Companies that have previously resisted establishing a formalized ESG policy and framework are finally bowing to pressure from their investors, consumers, employees, boards, and regulators, and now find themselves scrambling to catch up," Kurt Harrison, co-head of the global sustainability practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, told Insider.

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Kurt Harrison, co-head of the global sustainability practice at Russell Reynolds Associates

Specialty: Harrison co-leads the firm's global sustainability practice and works on searches for executives across industries including investment management, banking, markets, and private equity.

Based: New York

Examples of recent placements: Over the past year, Harrison's team has placed senior ESG leaders at traditional and alternative asset management firms.

On the hiring environment: "As anyone involved with ESG will attest, the current level of demand for ESG leadership talent is unsurpassed and unrelenting," Harrison told Insider.

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