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Deloitte policy director on ESG reporting, curiosity and cultivating connections

Kyra Kaszynski didn’t have the most typical start to a career in sustainability. She co-founded a record company in the 1990s before taking on a multitude of roles and industries, everything from sales to marketing and innovation, many carried out in a 16-year stint at leading professional services organization Deloitte. Then four years ago, Kaszynski joined the public policy team at Deloitte Global, a role which has allowed her to well and truly “dig in” to sustainability, diversity and inclusion,

Deloitte policy director on ESG reporting, curiosity and cultivating connections

Kyra Kaszynski didn’t have the most typical start to a career in sustainability. She co-founded a record company in the 1990s before taking on a multitude of roles and industries, everything from sales to marketing and innovation, many carried out in a 16-year stint at leading professional services organization Deloitte. Then four years ago, Kaszynski joined the public policy team at Deloitte Global, a role which has allowed her to well and truly “dig in” to sustainability, diversity and inclusion,

How mindfulness can help retrain your brain – and recharge your career

When was the last time you were present? Really present in the moment? I bet it’s been a while. I get it, it is much more difficult than it sounds. Life can be chaotic. Full of endless distractions and unfinished to-do lists. Who has the time to sit and simply enjoy the feeling of, say, fresh air on their face? Or sit and notice the bubble of contentment that comes with achieving a small goal or spending an evening with family and friends? There

How to attract and retain younger talent

The rising generation is willing to take salary cuts in order to work with companies they believe in – here are three ways leaders can attract the next generation of business leaders. The younger generation has a whole different set of values to those that came before them.   Whereas career ambitions for Baby Boomers and Generation X revolved around pay, prestige and promotion up the ranks, for both Millennials and Generation Z (roughly speaking, anyone 35 and under) the definition of success has shifted. 

Podcast: Hays Worldwide – How Leaders Can Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

How can you become a more emotionally intelligent leader? Shannon joins Hays Worldwide for their Leadership Insights Podcast to share her expert advice to help you develop this increasingly important trait. You can listen to the podcast on your favourite channel or listen to the full episode here: If you’d like some support to develop your emotional intelligence skills, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

Podcast: Hays Worldwide – How to Find Meaning in Your Work

Shannon joins Hays Worldwide for their Career Advice Podcast to talk about doing Good Work. You can listen to the podcast on your favourite channel or listen to the full episode here: If you’d like some help to do more Good Work, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

6 reasons why it’s ok to hate networking

It might be billed as one of the best ways to get ahead but in reality, relentless networkers end up making more enemies than friends. Is there anything worse than that person who LOVES networking? We’ve all met them. There you are standing at a conference minding your own business when they barrel in, reel off their resume, drop a few high powered names and thrust a business card (“it’s new, embossed, cost a fortune”) into your hand. Then, while

The Big Picture: Sustainable Food And Career Choices

Shannon was thrilled to be featured in Forbes as part of Erik Kobayashi-Solomon’s My Big Picture column. My Big Picture articles focus on making sensible choices in the resource-constrained Anthropocene world in which we live. Some of these articles deal with wonkier topics related to economics and resource usage; some (like the one you are reading now) concern topics related to managing our lives on a day-to-day basis in the Age of Climate Change. Executive Summary The Netflix documentary Seaspiracy offers a

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How to get a career in sustainability: hard work, talent and perseverance

You’ve seen the light. After a decade as an accountant or sales manager or marketing executive, you decide a career in corporate sustainability is the thing for you. And why not? The power of business can potentially help to resolve some of the most taxing social and environmental issues of the day. Being part of that promises plenty of exciting development and brain-twisting challenges along the way; not to mention the quiet satisfaction that derives from doing a job that

Your complete lowdown on how to be more water wise, from the experts

The Environment Agency has issued warnings about UK water shortages by 2050—here’s how to take action. If you’ve Googled, ‘how do I reduce my water usage?’, chances are, you’re aware that it’s a scarce commodity – and one that we need to be using less of. Case in point – the sheer scale of British water consumption from laundry alone has been revealed in a new study. Up to 360 billion litres of water go down the drain each year

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