A Real Estate Investment Trust with a nationwide portfolio of mall properties sought to generate value for its stakeholders. The firm needed an ESG Director to help develop and execute its multi-pronged Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy.Robert Half’s executive search consultants identified a local candidate with experience in this relatively new field.
For 40+ years the firm has been an active partner with its surrounding communities and strives to create welcoming environments for the diverse individuals who work in and visit its properties. The company wanted to formalize its commitment to social responsibility and needed a dedicated director to; execute its ESG strategy; gather, analyze, and report on various ESG metrics and targets, and promote its ESG efforts to the public.
During the search process, it became apparent that the candidates best suited to the client’s needs were overqualified for a director-level position. Our executive search team recommended elevating the role to Vice President to attract the interest of a top local candidate.
More and more, companies are implementing ESG strategies as a way to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility. However, organizations are challenged to find ESG leaders in this relatively new field who have a clear understanding of the programs and their regulatory and reporting requirements.Using Robert Half’s executive search expertise, the company was able to hire a leader with specialized functional skills and technical knowledge who fit the company’s culture. The company’s flexibility also played a part in finding an executive with the level of experience to successfully lead their ESG efforts.