Climate17 Search is a global executive search practice, undertaking executive, C-suite and board-level appointments for purpose-driven organisations.

Born from our belief that building a fair and sustainable world is both necessary and achievable, Climate17 Search was established to ensure today’s progressive leaders are rightly positioned at the heart of businesses that are building the green and blue economies of tomorrow.

With over 35 years of combined experience recruiting across Renewable Energy and Sustainability markets, and a proven track record of delivering senior-level mandates for a diverse range of organisations, our three Directors head up the practice. 

Their extensive experience, in-depth market knowledge and well-established professional networks are what differentiate Climate17 Search from larger, generic search firms.

Please contact us to discuss your next senior hire.

David Blake 
Director, Sustainability

Tom Wolsey 
Director, Renewable Energy  

Carlos Soria Villegas
Director, Europe & LATAM Renewable Energy 

Climate17 Search highlights

In-depth consultation on job positioning, description, remuneration, hiring strategy, etc.

Rigorous and systematic market canvassing to understand its composition at any particular time

Market intelligence reports with full visibility of candidate landscape and industry benchmarks

Employer branded targeted campaigns

Our impact in their worlds

“I had the pleasure of Climate17 representing me recently.”

"As well as being passionate and knowledgeable about the renewables industry, I found them to be extremely professional and responsive, providing valuable support and keeping me informed throughout the entire process – nothing was too much trouble! I would highly recommend their skills."

- Renewable Energy Development Director

“Climate17 have brought a refreshing approach and personal style to what can often be a challenging recruitment environment.”

"Climate17 have been proactive, friendly, extremely helpful and always go the extra mile. They also work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. They have made my life easier on numerous occasions for which I can’t thank them enough and I look forward to continuing to work together."

- HR Manager, Energy & Sustainability Consultancy

“A very big thank you to David Ward from Climate17 for his support, insight and astuteness.”

"Sustainability, is so fast-moving, involving multiple disciplines within this field making it incredibly hard going for recruiters. However, David took the time to understand the person I am, what I am about and how I want to progress, likewise for clients. The right level of support to me continued throughout the process and is much appreciated. Thank you."

- Associate Sustainability Consultant – Global Property Strategist

“I am the People Director for a business becoming a leader in the cleantech and renewables industry.”

"We have had several exciting opportunities for experienced, dynamic and innovative individuals to join a successful, acquisitive SME business on a rapid growth curve. We have been working closely with David and the team, who have been instrumental in providing talented candidates."

- People Director – The Ansor Group

“David is such a genuine and authentic recruiter; it has been a pleasure to work with him.”

"David recently supported us in the search for a Sustainability Manager. His knowledge, contacts and insights were highly impressive. He is dedicated to being an SME in the Sustainability and Environment space, he gives a truly unique candidate and client experience. I would not hesitate if you are looking to utilise David’s expertise to hire into your business."

- Talent Acquisition Partner – The Yum Yum Group

“David was very proactive and made sure he really understood the role, as well as the culture of the company before connecting us with very strong candidates.”

"He helped us through the whole recruiting process and we are very happy with the outcome."

- Head of Sustainability – International Broadcaster

“Luke really did stand out to me throughout the process of helping me secure a role.”

"I would recommend anyone to Luke who is interested in a career in the renewable sector, as his knowledge regarding the sector and his clients, and the roles they are after, is fantastic, in addition to his personable skills which really did make the interview process enjoyable and gave me a sense of confidence knowing I was working with a recruiter who did have my best interests in place."

- Property and Development Surveyor – Property & Land Developer

“The collective standout ability at Climate17, led by David, has consistently been their ability to listen and learn about our business needs and its culture.”

"Finding the right talent and 'fit' is much more than just a candidate's CV, and Climate17 have always recognised this. We have grown in the last 24 months, and Climate17 have been pivotal to the exceptional team we have built and the success we have so far had."

- Development Director – Renewable Energy Developer

“They were our top recruiter in terms of both quality and volume.”

"The team at Climate17 were always so receptive to our challenges and accommodated our recruitment process, timeframes and requests. They were incredibly supportive when we were working on improving the diversity and inclusivity in our hiring – from anonymising CVs, providing gender-neutral bios, to reaching out to new networks."

- Head of People and Talent – Energy Flexibility Software Provider

“I had the pleasure of Tom representing me recently.”

"As well as being passionate and knowledgeable about the renewables industry, I found Tom to be extremely professional and responsive, providing valuable support and keeping me informed throughout the entire process – nothing was too much trouble! I would highly recommend his skills."

- Development Director – Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Developer

“It was a pleasure working with Kris.”

"He goes above and beyond to support the recruitment process. Looking forward to working together in future as well."

- Markets Strategy Manager - Energy Flexibility Provider

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