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Our Vision

We believe in a future where sustainable strategy and social responsibility are first on the agenda.

A future where we make courageous choices to protect our planet which will positively contribute towards business growth.

It won’t be easy but together, we can create a world that is healthier, more equitable, and more resilient for generations to come.

Our story so far

GS2 was founded with a deep rooted mission: to ensure sustainably conscious organisations and people can connect, thrive and transform the future. We are proud to be connecting people that can empower organisations to create a future that we can all depend upon.

GS2 Founded
GS2 Founded
May 2022

After the sale of his previous recruitment business and working within the sector for over 12 years, Josh Huggins founded GS2 from a small home office in Winchester, due to his desire to create a purpose driven and sustainable global talent firm, who connect the people who wish to leave the world better than they found it.

First successful placement
First successful placement
July 2022

We complete our first successful placement in July 2022 after working in synergy with both client and candidate to find the best connection, meeting the necessary requirements and aligning core values.

Certified B Corp Pending
Certified B Corp Pending
January 2023

Showcasing our commitment to being a net positive organisation, we achieve certification to one of the most stringent assessment programmes. A crucial milestone for the founding principles of GS2!

Meet the Team

GS2 was founded with a deep rooted mission: to ensure sustainably conscious organisations and people can connect, thrive and transform the future. All of our staff are proud to be connecting people that can empower organisations to create a future that we can all depend upon.

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The values that align us
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Sustainability & Social Impact are central to every decision we make. In order for us to truly understand and operate in our industry credibly, it is of vital importance to us that we practise what we preach. This is why we have worked tirelessly to achieve certified B Corp pending status.

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When it comes to how we measure success, we see our ability to source incredible talent and provide strategic consultancy as the bare minimum. Where we truly judge ourselves is not who we hire, but in their impact on the planet.

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We have a fundamental belief that we have to fulfil our purpose. The gravity of what we do is not lost on us, the actions we take and energy we spend, could mean the difference between a sustainable future or not. Our team are inspired by the belief that we’re making an impact.

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OUR MISSION THAT DRIVES US

As one of very few certified B Corp pending talent providers, we are in a privileged position to lead the transition towards a sustainable future. With a relentless energy and proven capability, we’ll provide the strategic insight and access to help find and hire the brightest in the field.

We're Hiring

Posted today

Associate Sustainability Consultant

  • Salary
  • LocationCopley, County Durham, North East, England
Associate Sustainability Consultant Do you have a passion for driving sustainable practices in the construction industry? Are you experienced in leading BREEAM assessments and client-facing work? Do you want to be part of a rapidly growing company with significant opportunities for career progression? If so, look no further… A dynamic and influential position has arisen for an Associate Sustainability Consultant to join Circle Sustainability, a forward-thinking boutique sustainability consulting business. At Circle Sustainability, you will report to the Managing Director, and work closely with a collaborative team. Your core responsibilities will include leading BREEAM assessments, mentoring junior colleagues, managing project deadlines, and engaging with clients. Why the Associate Sustainability Consultant position is something you should apply for:With the company's rapid expansion from 2 to 6 team members in a few months, there are ample opportunities to advance from Manager to Director level.Circle Sustainability is on a trajectory to become a net zero carbon consultancy by 2030.Work with prestigious clients on a variety of projects, from small office refurbishments to large industrial units and hotel refurbishments.Enjoy a flexible working environment, unlimited holiday, regular salary reviews, and continuous professional development.Learn from and report directly to the Managing Director, gaining valuable insights from an experienced manager while leading meetings and client interactions.The successful Associate Sustainability Consultant will:Hold a degree or diploma in a relevant field.Be a BREEAM New Construction Assessor with a proven track record of conducting assessments.Have experience leading meetings with design teams and engaging in client-facing work.Be organised and able to communicate efficiently with people at all levels.Demonstrate effectiveness in mentoring junior team members and managing project deadlines.In return, the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting of:Competitive salary.Unlimited holiday.Professional memberships.Regular salary reviews.Remote working flexibility.Laptop, phone, and monitor provided.If this could be of interest, please apply now through our retained partners, the ESG and sustainability search organisation GS2 Partnership.
Posted 1 day ago

Climate & Environmental Manager

  • Salary£90000 - £110000 per annum
  • LocationLondon, Greater London, South East, England
Climate & Environmental  ManagerDoes working for an investment management and private equity firm who are renowned for their long term, impact focused approach to sustainability appeal to you? Would you like to establish yourself as the Climate & Environmental leader, within a small team of sustainability specialists?Are you looking for opportunities to grow and develop your career within an entrepreneurial organisation?  If so, look no further…   A newly created position has arisen for a Climate & Environmental Manager to join a leading investment manager and private equity firm to continue their relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. This role will report directly to the Head of Sustainability and will lead the implementation of cross-functional climate related initiatives, working with a range of teams including risk, finance and investment. The Climate & Environmental Manager will be the  subject matter expert with demonstrable experience in climate strategy, GHG accounting, climate risk assessments and scenario analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.   Why the Climate & Environmental Manager  position is something you should apply for:In this newly created role, there is significant potential to progress; Both in terms of seniority and building strategies around climate, nature, water and more.This is an opportunity to grow and develop in your career at group level within a >£10 billion AUM investment management firm committed to sustainability.You will join a close group of sustainability specialists that works closely together. As well as operating at a Group level, you will work with the investment team to integrate findings. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader industry, and establish yourself as a thought leader.   The successful Climate & Environmental Manager will:Have experience operating at a senior level as a sustainability professional. Have strong technical skills and expertise in climate strategy, metrics, methodology. Be able to distil complex topics into high-level, effective summaries for senior internal stakeholders.Be able to integrate climate and nature related risks into existing risk frameworks. Have excellent project management skills.Understand TCFD from the perspective of a listed company.   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:£90k - £110k basic salary Bonus scheme which starts from day 125 days annual leave (rising 1 day per year up to 30), plus 1 day for volunteeringHealthcare - fully paid for employee, 50% off for dependantsPension-up to 8% matchGenerous childcare salary sacrifice schemeElectric or hybrid car salary sacrifice schemePlus so much more!  If this could be of interest, please apply now through GS2 to be considered and find out more.
Posted 1 day ago

Sustainable Finance Manager

  • Salary£80000 - £100000 per annum
  • LocationCity Of London, Greater London, South East, England
 Sustainable Finance ManagerDoes working for an investment management and private equity firm who are renowned for their long term, impact focused approach to sustainability appeal to you? Would you like to join a small team of sustainability specialists, leading on sustainable finance?Are you looking for opportunities to grow and develop your career within an entrepreneurial organisation?  If so, look no further… A newly created position has arisen for a Sustainable Finance Manager to join a leading investment manager and private equity firm to continue their relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. This role will report directly to the Group Head of Sustainability and will play a critical role in driving the firm’s sustainable finance initiatives, ensuring compliance with evolving regulations, and integrating sustainability into their investment strategies. This role will act as the in-house expert on EU taxonomy, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and do-no-significant-harm assessments. As well as a technical expert, you will engage with the investment teams to deliver success across sustainability and finance.    Why the Sustainable Finance Manager  position is something you should apply for:This is an opportunity to grow and develop in your career at group level within a >£10 billion AUM sustainability focused investment management firm.In this newly created role, there is significant potential to progress; Both in terms of seniority and deepening your own expertise in sustainable finance.You will join a close group of sustainability specialists that works closely together. Given the small nature of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of sustainability projects, whilst leading on sustainable finance. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader industry, and establish yourself as a thought leader.   The successful Sustainable Finance Manager  will:Have experience operating at a senior level as a sustainability professional, with 3+ years of focusing on financial services.Be confident in working with EU Taxonomy and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation incl Principle Adverse Impact (PAI) Indicators and Do-no-significant harm assessments.Be able to manage several projects simultaneously, whilst engaging with a range of stakeholders. Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be confident in public speaking and representing the company at events.Feel comfortable delivering within a fast-paced environment.Be able to improve process, data and disclosure across various funds.   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:£80k - £100k basic salary Bonus scheme which starts from day 125 days annual leave (rising 1 day per year up to 30), plus 1 day for volunteeringHealthcare - fully paid for employee, 50% off for dependantsPension-up to 8% matchGenerous childcare salary sacrifice schemeElectric or hybrid car salary sacrifice schemePlus so much more! If this could be of interest, please apply now through GS2 to be considered and find out more.

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