Bright Green Talent is dedicated to promoting a healthy planet, a healthy society and a healthy you.
We focus on four areas that we want to bring about change in. First of all is green jobs, which is where our roots are, and where we believe all of us can achieve success and fulfilment. Our site will list all the green jobs that you need, and we will have career advice too. Secondly, we want to promote green business and encourage entrepreneurs to set up green businesses and executives and management of corporations to be more sustainable. Thirdly we advocate green living and helping you enjoy all the benefits of a more healthy, sustainable lifestyle. We will be writing about green homes, eco fashion and gifts, sustainable tourism, renewable energy and many other important topics. Finally, we want to focus on your personal development as ultimately the green journey is one of personal and even spiritual growth. We believe that we can have it all – that we can be happier and live more sustainably.
Bright Green began with two people, one book, and a single shared insight: the world needs more environmental leaders.
Our story is rooted in human connection. In 1999 our Chairman Paul Hannam, owner of a successful recruitment business, read a book about our environmental crisis, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann, while flying to a conference. Paul was so inspired by the book that upon landing he forgot entirely about the conference, tracked down the author, and went directly to meet him convinced of a new purpose: to plant the seed of environmental entrepreneurship in others. Paul left his business and embarked on a mission that led him to teach as a Don at Oxford, fertilizing the great minds of a coming green revolution. One in particular – Tom Savage – would see the seed of inspiration grow most beautifully.
Tom began his career working in the undergrowth of an investment bank. Deeply unsatisfied, he left to become a social entrepreneur, founding Blue Ventures – a now award-winning marine conservation organisation – and embarking on an adventure that saw him pass through the hallowed halls of Downing Street, build businesses in Madagascar and the UK, win prizes at the UN, and earn a scholarship to Oxford.
It was at Oxford that—despite their 20 year age gap—Tom and Paul connected on a common insight spurred by watching both their peers and pupils struggle to find pathways towards fulfilling, rewarding careers. They decided to build a business that fuelled positive personal, social, and environmental change by channelling the next generation of environmental leaders into organisations worldwide. Bright Green was born.
In 2007 Bright Green sprouted one more branch. We shared the idea with Nick Ellis, another former investment banker, and so was born Bright Green Talent in the US (San Francisco). Today, Bright Green continues to make connections to business leaders around the world, greening the workforce one introduction at a time by promoting environmental careers, and planting the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow, every single day.
Be Passionate Professionals: We combine passion and professionalism in our work
Constantly Grow: We continually learn, both individually and as an organization
Use Our Internal Compass: We act rather than react, using our beliefs and considered judgment to guide us as we work
Be Courageous: We recognize that the easy choice is not always the right choice
Be Transparent: To be as transparent as possible
We strive to place the best people in positions that enable them to maximize their contribution to society, their environment, and their personal well-being. We also:
* Plant a tree for every candidate we place
* Limit our operational footprint wherever we can
* Encourage all employees to take public transport or cycle to work
* Complete pro bono work for charities or causes we’re passionate about
* Let us know if there’s anything else you might recommend
Now in 2011 Bright Green Talent is expanding its mission to be a showcase for Talent across the whole green movement. Tom and Nick have moved on to other opportunities and Paul Hannam is now developing and broadening the content and goals of Bright Green Talent. Green Jobs and Career advice will still be an integral part of our work, but we are also going to focus on many other areas too. These will include
* Renewable Energy
* Eco Efficiency
* Executives and Managers for Green Business Corporations, Strategy, Green Marketing and Branding
* Sustainable Transport and Eco Tourism
* Recycling and Waste Management
* Green Building and Design
In addition we will be covering all areas of personal development and spiritual growth, as we have found that this is an essential and often overlooked part of the Green Movement. Our vision of Bright Green is all about a positive future for humanity where we can attain our own happiness and well-being without compromising the well-being of other people and our beautiful planet. We believe that we can have it all and we want to encourage all the extraordinarily talented people who want a better world to come together and share in our great work!