Talent Nation

Talent recruitment for sustainable companies/projects

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.talentnation.com.au

About Talent Nation 

Talent Nation is an executive recruitment and search firm with a core focus on Environment, Sustainability, Energy, and the Not for Profit sector. They operate as a focal point in their areas of specialisation, creating communities of talent for both clients and candidates to interact with. Talent Nation’s expertise lies in identifying individuals that align both culturally and technically with organisations that engage them. Talent Nation’s goal is to create a community of business leaders who will influence organisations to achieve effective social, environmental and economic outcomes.

We undertook the B Corp assessment initially as a means to determine if we were walking the talk and also identify areas in which we can improve our practices. The opportunity to link in with like-minded organisations by becoming a Certified B Corporation was a major draw card.

The Change We Seek

Despite an underlying passion for social and environmental improvement, without the economic drivers the change is not sustainable. To enable change in our major clients, Talent Nation looks to influence their decision making by providing staff that can link all three elements of sustainability.

Talent Nation views itself as a connector in that they are able to link together individuals and organisations that share a common purpose or vision and collectively bring about greater change.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

26
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

4
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
82
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Community: >$45,000 in community service donations; Gives preference to sustainable or fair trade and local suppliers. 

Environment: >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy based inks; Purchases recycled or sustainable input office supplies and reclaimed or reused office furniture; conserves water using low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads. 

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