We’re everywhere. You can find us idealistic, enviro-mental, sustainability-loving, tree-hugging types everywhere. We’re the talented professionals living the 9-5 grind with zero satisfaction. The next generation fired up about climate change and graduating into the workforce. The founders of game-changing businesses taking on social injustice and climate change.
All banging the same drum, but with no easy way to find each other.
Ridiculous. So we came up with a way to change all that.
By uniting purpose-hungry people and impact-driven organisations on a mission to make better happen. With a job board dedicated to the common good. Packed full of environmental, sustainability and social impact jobs.
The kind of jobs that help make the world a better place.
Jobs with purpose-driven, Impact Business Model organisations whose founding purpose is to make things better for people and planet.
These idealists have sprung into action and come up with solutions to some of the biggest, messiest problems we have. They are creating alternatives to fossil fuels. Democratising access to education, opportunity and resources. They’re ending period shame and fighting food waste. They’re building their own businesses; they’re investing in their peer start-ups and advising governments on how things can all be done better.
AND, rather than achieving positive impact via their businesses operations, their operations exist to achieve impact.; aka, they are companies with Impact Business Models. (The crème de la crème of impact.)
Not all social impact, environmental & sustainability jobs are created equal.
Organisations with an Impact Business Model are those created and specifically designed to create positive and specific environmental and/or social impact. Their impact is hard-wired into the core of their business, because that is what they set out to achieve. Positive impact is the founding principle, is specific and is verifiable; e.g. the organisation was created to eliminate food waste.
As opposed to organisations with Operational Impact, which create positive impact or stakeholder benefit through conscious operations; e.g. donate a set percentage of profit to food banks.
That’s not to cast aspersions on operational impact models, businesses can and should create positive impact, but we are here for the Impact Business Model people. Businesses whose purpose is to make things better for the planet and the people on it.
“What does ‘better’ look like?” Well, that’s pretty judgement heavy. What we most need, and crucially, how to do it, is all subjective.
Making the world a better place is not only Herculean but a multi-faceted task because sustainability and social justice are incredibly complex topics. Compounded by the fact that there is currently no accreditation or standard metric for purpose, impact or ethicality. So, we had to write our own playbook. Setting out the characteristics that purpose-driven organisations must have to qualify them as For Purpose Companies and employers which offer legitimately social impact and environmental jobs.
Before listing social impact and environmental jobs, we ask all new employers to self-declare some core info about their mission, their operations and what they are like as employers.
What makes a ‘For Purpose Company’?
The founding principle which underpins the company is to create positive social or environmental change.
They operate with a triple bottom line and/or Impact Business Model.
They are committed to working with as little negative environmental impact as possible.
On top of that, we apply our own deal-breaker to find the very best social impact, sustainability and environmental jobs. With the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals as a blueprint, for us, truly For Purpose companies are those which are nudging us towards a greener and fairer society.
Sound familiar? If this sounds like you and how you do things, find out more about listing your social impact, environmental and sustainability jobs. How to list a good job >>>
For-profit, non-profit, Social Enterprise, CIC or B Corp, all are welcome IF the core purpose is “making things better for the common good”.
There are other places to scratch your ethical itch. You can search for social impact jobs in B Corps or environmental jobs in non-profits. But those labels not only boot out a lot of the good stuff, like a profit-making carbon recycling biotech; they let in some of the bad.
Bottled water selling B Corps, albeit operated in the most CSR-y way possible, are not making anything much better. But a for-profit business which capture C02 emissions and recycles them into a new resource which then replaces an existing carbon-intensive process; well that’s solving a couple of problems right there.
The label approach doesn’t cut it. Our alternative puts the purpose front and centre. We bring together jobs based on the purpose of the role, the principle behind the employer, and the impact you could have.
Because we can all use our powers for good.
We can’t all be Greta, and most of us can’t just knock up a new carbon recycling technology either. But your ‘thing’, whatever it is, is yours; and those powers can be used for good. Those powers of yours can help address the most pressing threats we face globally, by joining a business whose ‘thing’, is fighting climate change and social injustice. Finance, marketing, IT, engineering, business development and operations; to safeguard our planet, we need them all.
You’d be surprised just how many environmental & social impact jobs are out there. No, really.
Climate crisis and social justice are higher in the public consciousness now than ever before. As a society, we’re engaged, we’re informed/angry/scared (take your pick), and we’re ready for real change. There are thousands of socially motivated enterprises and enviro-tech start-ups out there, developing market-based solutions that are making things better. Backed by new impact investors, grants and subsidies, these game-changing ideas are being supported to grow into industry-leading businesses. And they need good people. The kind of people who share their passion but not necessarily their skill set. But for some reason, putting the two together is tough. It shouldn’t be, but it is.
We want to transform the way good people find better sustainability and social impact jobs, but we don’t have all the answers yet either…
Founded in 2020, we are a bootstrapping start-up with a lot of big ambitions. If you’re interested and share our belief in helping make the world a better place, get in touch.
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