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Climate Tech

As the global clean energy transition gathers pace the Climate Tech sector continues to be a hotbed for innovation and impact which in turn drives demand for talent and therefore executive search services. At HW Anderson we are increasingly operating with venture capital backed clients at the nexus of the climate tech and commodity trading as their climate tech recruitment partner.

As this rapidly emerging sector continues to focus on developing and providing products and services that help reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change they are becoming increasingly integrated into the commodity supply chain.

Whether they require trading talent to hedge out price exposure, quantitative structuring talent to better shape products, fundamental analytics to develop a market view, or most often, origination and marketing talent to commercialize their product, HW Anderson has the track record and talent pool exposure to deliver.


Firm Type Coverage

Sector Breakdown

As a climate tech recruitment specialist we work with a range of exceptional companies (typically but not always venture capital backed) who are striving to disrupt and improve the energy, food and raw materials supply chains. These include but are not limited to:


  • Renewable Energy Companies: These companies focus on producing energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power. They may manufacture, install, and maintain renewable energy systems or provide services related to the production of renewable energy. 
  • Carbon Emissions Project Developers: Carbon certificate project development companies are companies that develop projects that reduce or offset carbon emissions, and sell the resulting carbon credits to companies or governments looking to offset their own emissions. These projects can include renewable energy projects, energy efficiency projects, reforestation and land use projects, and others. The goal of these projects is to help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. HW Anderson partner with these firms and tech focused firms in the broader ecosystem as their climate tech recruitment specialist.
  • Energy Efficiency Companies: These companies specialize in helping other companies and individuals reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. They may offer products or services such as energy-efficient appliances, lighting systems, and building materials, or provide consulting services on energy management and efficiency.
  • Transportation and Mobility Companies: These companies focus on developing and providing low-carbon transportation options, such as electric vehicles, bike-sharing systems, and public transportation. They may also work on improving the efficiency of traditional transportation methods, such as by developing fuel-efficient engines or alternative fuels.
  • Agriculture Companies: These companies work on solutions to reduce the carbon emissions associated with agriculture and land use, such as through the development of sustainable farming practices, reforestation, and land restoration projects. They may also focus on developing plant-based alternatives to animal-based products, which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture sector.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Talent Pool

As a Climate Tech Recruitment specialist we operate with firms across the global to identify best in class talent for both remote and in-office opportunites


Diverse Relationships

A key segment of the market for HW Anderson is venture backed companies applying blockchain methodologies to the climate tech ecosystem.


Blockchain can be used to create a secure and transparent ledger for tracking carbon credits, which are a key component of many carbon pricing systems. This can help ensure that within the carbon trading markets credits are accurately accounted for and not fraudulently traded. As climate tech recruitment specialists we find that we have a key role to play in connecting Blockchain technical specialist founders to the broader commodity talent pool.


Blockchain can be used to create decentralized renewable energy networks, in which individuals or organizations can buy and sell excess renewable energy directly with one another. This can help optimize the distribution and use of renewable energy and reduce reliance on traditional energy sources. As a climate tech recruitment search firm we help these companies identify talent at trader, originator, analyst and quant level.


Blockchain can be used to track the origins and movements of products within a supply chain, which can help companies in the climate tech sector demonstrate the sustainability of their products and supply chains.


Blockchain can be used to verify the authenticity of certifications, such as those related to carbon offset projects or sustainable land use practices. This can help ensure that such projects are genuine and provide a reliable way for companies and consumers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.


Engaging HW Anderson

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Our People

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit commodities community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in climate tech recruitment and retained executive search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

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