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Understanding the limits

Understanding the limits

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, we invited our performance and development experts to share insights on how leaders can foster wellbeing in the workplace – and the importance of setting a clear framework for mental health at work. The role of business and...

Will diversity drive the energy transition? 

Will diversity drive the energy transition? 

Many factors are driving greater diversity in the energy sector. For Laura Sandys CBE, Chair of the Government's Energy Digitalisation Taskforce, Non-Executive Director of SGN & Energy Systems Catapult, and a founder of POWERful Women, diversity is also...

Building a new energy business during pandemic restrictions

Building a new energy business during pandemic restrictions

With a career that has tracked the energy transition since its inception, in 2020 Sophie Ducoloner was appointed by Axpo Group, Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy, to grow its new hub in Singapore. She now leads a team focused on growing the LNG...

Power Trading Mother

Power Trading Mother

Yunji Schuster is a Vattenfall power trader working in Hamburg. Vattenfall is a European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised how we live. With 20,000 employees and operations...

Managing growth in an age of employee empowerment

Managing growth in an age of employee empowerment

Since 2019, Jeroen Strating has been responsible for developing ExxonMobil’s Budapest operations into a fast-growing global business centre that drives efficiencies, performance and innovation.   We caught up with Jeroen to discuss workplace culture and leadership as...

Will Energy Organisations Stem the Tide of “The Great Resignation”?

Will Energy Organisations Stem the Tide of “The Great Resignation”?

What is “The Great Resignation?”  Anthony Klutz, professor, and psychologist at Texas A&M, coined the phrase last May during an interview with Bloomberg to describe the exodus of people resigning from roles due to new thinking about how and why we work.  “The...

ESG and the energy transition are over-riding recruitment requirements

ESG and the energy transition are over-riding recruitment requirements

Corporate Social Responsibility (CRI) was once a differentiator for asset managers, investment companies and corporates. Only a few companies addressed it and it very rarely featured in any aspect of recruitment.

Today ESG / CRI permeates every department and function, and it is a routine part of every search and appointment at every level.

Ethnic minority candidates follow a different career path

Ethnic minority candidates follow a different career path

Expanding the ethnic minority talent pool means hiring people from different backgrounds, with applicants don’t always fit the hiring criteria, may need to get visa sponsorship and don’t understand how to navigate the jobs market.

The interconnection between diversity and sustainability

The interconnection between diversity and sustainability

Prior to co-founding the Aspuna Group, Maria-Yassin Jah was a senior market strategist with a leading commodities business, at the time Europe's largest physical commodity trader, having worked as a market expert and analyst. Falcon Brook spoke to Maria-Yassin about...

The risk of rumour during a turbulent trading cycle

The risk of rumour during a turbulent trading cycle

“Bonkers” has become the standard description for the current level of market volatility that we are all grappling with.  Every day, my contacts share stories of extraordinary trades and unprecedented losses…

Becoming fusion capable – interview with Richard Dinan

Becoming fusion capable – interview with Richard Dinan

Nuclear fusion has the potential to provide almost endless clean fuel and the potential for new types of innovation. Its practical application continues to be elusive though there are signs that the first reactor – ITER – may be close to delivering viable power.

Green hydrogen value chains chart the road to net zero

Green hydrogen value chains chart the road to net zero

The announcement by the International Energy Association that coal, gas and oil production must stop now to hit the net zero target by 2050 is a stark reminder that setting ambitious targets is the easy part of decarbonising energy.   There is strong appetite for...

Location, location, location: the new talent battleground?

Location, location, location: the new talent battleground?

Location continues to be a critical consideration as global businesses and their ambitious, purpose-driven employees plan the future. Promoting a back to the office strategy, Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon prompted the discussion earlier this year. Many businesses...

Is Incremental Change Our Common Super Power?

Is Incremental Change Our Common Super Power?

With diversity high on the agenda for every client we work with, we continue to look at our role in helping them to deliver against their goals throughout our work.   It highlights the fact that every day, there is the potential to make a difference, and that...