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Natural Resources & New Energy: Leading the energy transition

The energy market needs ambitious, lateral-thinking talent to achieve Net Zero

Getting the balance right

Energy investing is a difficult balance. Asset managers, corporates, investment banks, private equity funds, merchant traders, and venture capital firms alike must deal with increased regulatory scrutiny, divergent public policy and financial incentives, local communities, and reputational risks – all while seeking healthy long-term returns.

After all, transitioning to sustainable energy is not going to happen without sustainable commercials. Meanwhile, the financials of large-scale centralised technologies and small-scale, decentralised power generation are very different, and require the application of very different criteria.

Genuine expertise is hard to find

Your senior leaders and analysts need to balance this range of often conflicting priorities with the solid financial grounding and knowledge of emerging renewable technologies to spot genuine innovations with long-term growth potential. Flexibility, lateral thinking, and soft skills are becoming just as vital as financial analysis, public relations, and technical knowledge. It’s a difficult balance to get right, and the right talent is thin on the ground.

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sheffield Haworth supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth must go hand in hand with tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Combining traditional talent advisory services with innovative thinking

Whatever your talent needs, our growing network of energy technology experts, project management specialists and new energy investment professionals means we can help. With access to some of the best minds in the business and our longstanding track record of proving world class leadership and talent advisory services, we can augment your senior leadership teams, provide short term expertise and advice, and help assess the management teams of potential investment targets.

Successful ESG is all about deploying capital effectively to help develop the earth-changing clean energy technology of the future. This requires innovative thinkers who can spot the likely winners of the future and help you delivery on your goals.

Diversity & Inclusion: getting the best candidate for the role

At Sheffield Haworth, every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion. You need the best person for the role, and our approach helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought. When you need the best talent, we help you find it – whatever their background.

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Damian Goodburn
Damian Goodburn

Managing Director

Nicholas Sehmer


Jennifer Novack

Managing Director

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