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Recruiters' Role In The Future Of ClimateTech

The industry holds the solutions to countless environmental challenges and we’re here to help produce, scale, and distribute these technologies for the well-being of the planet.

Recruiters' Role In The Future Of ClimateTech

Are you interested in ClimateTech? Get your foot in the door ASAP.

Have you heard the recent buzzword, “ClimateTech?” This rapidly growing industry is paving the way for our future. A future that rewrites the traditional energy-consuming frameworks and prioritizes the planet and all of those that inhabit it.

This new age of thinking — and doing — is helping us mitigate, reverse, and adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. And it’s growing fast.

Future of ClimateTech

ClimateTech is a rapidly growing industry. According to PWC, $17 billion was poured into ClimateTech startups last year, with even more investment expected in 2021 and beyond. As the climate crisis worsens, the demand for ClimateTech solutions will continue to grow. PWC's report on the Future of Climate Tech lays out the specifics of this scale of opportunity.

Sale of Opportunity

  • Investments in ClimateTech are Increasing
    Venture Capital investment in ClimateTech increased from $418 million in 2013 to $16.3 billion in 2019. This is approximately three times the growth rate of artificial intelligence and five times the average for all VC.

*Data from VC Climate Tech*

  • Costs to Deploy Renewables Are Decreasing
    Solar, wind, and storage are competing in price with fossil fuels. Due to this drastic decrease in price, we can deploy cleantech solutions much faster and cheaper. This quick production and distribution allow for efficient adoption.
  • Electrification Can Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    73% of greenhouse gas emissions are coming from energy: transportation, building materials, and industrial processes. Grid electrification can decrease these emissions by approximately 70 percent.  

Problems With Amplifying These Solutions  

  • Urgency in Mitigating the Harmful Effects of Climate Change
    According to a report conducted by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), urgent action is needed to avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming. We must limit our global temperature rise to 1.5-2 degrees Celsius or the detrimental effects could be irreversible by 2030. We must all work together, work quickly, and work smart to reverse these negative trends before it is too late.
  • Increased Job Demand Due to Urgency
    The challenges resulting from climate change also present opportunities, specifically in regards to economic development and job creation from the switch to decarbonization. In order to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate change, ClimateTech startups are acting fast. The increased scale of these technologies is directly correlated with hiring demands. According to Rewiring America in their Jobs Report, an aggressive national commitment to electrify all aspects of our economy would create up to 25 million good-paying American jobs over the next 15 years and  5 million sustained jobs by mid-century.
  • Diluted Recruiting Market
    There are countless generic tech recruitment agencies out there. There are very few firms that are laser-focused on ClimateTech software. The ClimateTech industry is a very niche market that requires extensive knowledge of the rapidly growing and ever-changing landscape. As with any startup industry, the development infrastructure must grow alongside the product. There is an immense amount of opportunity for growth and hiring within this space.

Solutions to Quick Amplification of Climate Technologies

  • Working With a Niche Recruiter
    Partnering with an industry-specific recruiter can allow for robust collaboration and tailored insights. Climate People is a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive ClimateTech recruiter that places mission-driven individuals in influential ClimateTech roles that will ultimately decarbonize the global economy. ClimateTech is our sole initiative and we know the ins and outs of this highly competitive and niche field.
  • Tailored Industry Insights
    Our experienced recruiters are fully immersed in the ClimateTech space and therefore can offer various staffing and recruiting resources based on your unique needs. Whether you are a senior full-stack developer, a data expert, or a company looking to scale — we have the guaranteed resources for you.
  • Optimistic Approach
    At Climate People we see both the problem and the possibility. We recognize the harmful effects of climate change but we also see the opportunity that lies within scaling these technologies to mitigate the harms. Climate People’s motto is “we’re stronger together,” and we see our work as part of the greater solution. We truly believe that our customers and clients can and will make a difference.
  • Diversity & Inclusion at the Forefront
    Climate Change disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities. In order to fully address the climate issues at hand, we must pull from various lived experiences and incorporate inclusive policies within our companies and communities that are most deeply impacted by the effects of climate change.  

Industry-specific and highly specialized recruiters are the solution to the hiring demands that coincide with this developing industry. The team at Climate People works diligently to collaborate, partner, and grow alongside these life-changing technologies and their respective developers.

The industry holds the solutions to countless environmental challenges and we’re here to help produce, scale, and distribute these technologies for the wellbeing of the planet.

Are you an experienced recruiter looking for a new role? Climate People is hiring recruiters to join our team! Check out the job description and send us an email at for more information.

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