The aspiration of Careers4Change is to maximise the social impact which can be achieved by appointing the right change makers to companies committed to social innovation. Those organisations may operate in the social economy; social businesses and enterprises, social investment organisations, charities, trusts and foundations, or are mainstream businesses, where sustainability practice and activating social change are high on the corporate agenda.
To connect purpose-driven individuals with innovative organisations focused on delivering positive social change.
Careers4Change is ambitious about its goals to guide talented professionals into jobs which stimulate social change, whether that means sustaining and building communities, driving smarter and bolder environmental sustainability, developing ethical products or ethical supply chains, or accelerating investment into businesses or funds which deliver a social or environmental impact.
It is clear that talented, purpose-driven, individuals can galvanise businesses into action, empowering them to be more radical in their thinking and more pioneering in their outputs. We are acutely aware of the importance of blending the appropriate skillsets with a social conscience, or a passion for contributing to social change at grass roots level, some would say ‘combining a commercial head with a social heart’.
Social investment is gathering pace and the social economy is growing. With this comes the need for more skilled individuals who can magnify the impact which can be generated. In the meantime, individuals disillusioned with the failure of capitalism to resolve 21st century global challenges are seeking alternatives to their mainstream sector roles. Careers4Change is in a unique position to connect the sectors by promoting the flow of talent between them for the benefit of all.
We are all cognizant of the fact that the world is facing more complex challenges than ever before; inequality, rising population, energy crisis, climate change, fresh water shortages and social instability are placing unprecedented demands on communities, businesses and government. Businesses are responding in increasingly innovative ways with corporations progressively embedding sustainability into their DNA, recognising the positive impact it can have on business performance. Meanwhile, advances in the social economy are helping to guide the evolution of the global economy to make it fit for the challenges of the 21st century. But all of this can only be orchestrated effectively with the right talented professionals in place.