27 February 2024
The Importance of ‘Active Allyship’ – Green Park’s Top Takeaways
Green Park are proud to announce their partnership with Play It Green; the award winning sustainability organisation.
Play It Green supports organisations to reduce their carbon footprint whilst making a positive environmental and social impact.
This partnership stems from Green Park's drive to create a better tomorrow. We’re committed to future proofing businesses by providing diverse and highly capable leaders who can guide them to success in the coming years. Now, we have the chance to future proof our environment too, by planting a tree for every leader we place, both permanent and interim.
A global talent attraction & advisory firm, Green Park is an industry pioneer in building diverse senior leadership teams and more equitable workplace cultures.
We know that our success cannot feel sustainable without an ethical corporate culture that is both environmentally and socially responsible. By planting a tree for every leader we have placed since 2006, both permanent and interim, we intend to lead by example, proving that new century governance is not based on money but on building trust that you share customer values.
Green Park are excited to join the Play It Green Community and now has a climate positive workforce. Through this partnership Green Park also has access to Play It Green’s Net Zero support and tools to help the company on its journey of sustainability.
Play It Green Co-Founder, Richard Dickson caught up with the Green Park’s CEO, Raj Tulsiani to find out more about Green Park and what the future holds for this already impactful business.
Please tell us about Green Park
Green Park is an industry pioneer offering global talent advisory services to organisations determined to attract, retain and improve more diverse, inclusive, productive, forward-looking leaders, whilst fostering more equitable workplace cultures. Our services include Executive Search, Interim Management, DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Ethics) consultancy, People Solutions, and Leadership Advisory
Green Park has over 16 years of cross-sector expertise, working in 55 Counties, with 100’s of highly complex organisations, helping to build a leadership teams that brings the future into focus and workforce cultures that are both sustainable, and a magnet for talent.
Everything that we do is underpinned by data, evidence, lived experience, networks, and fresh research which enables us to co-create solutions for clients which can be tried, tested and trusted, sustainable and for some , lead to transformational changes
Since 2006, our unparalleled access to the lived experience of the most diverse range of candidates matched with a growing global client list of organisations, has enabled us to invest in new tools, new methodologies, and the ability to campaign for change through our Foundation and as a co-founder of Race Equality Matters.
Put simply, we use our capabilities to enhance all other peoples.
Why is sustainability important to you?
Green Park has made a commitment to supporting positive social and environmental impact. Through the Green Park Foundation we aim to deliver £1million of social value per annum, working with grassroot organisations to improve the lives of young people and create more sustainable, equitable business environment that nurtures both aspiration and opportunity.
Why did you decide to join Play It Green?
We were keen to continue with the approach to plant trees in recognition of every placement we made through our search services, as part of our DNA deep commitment to tangible and sustainable action.
Richard’s passion stood out for us, and we wanted to work with Play it Green as it offered a solution that would support and engage Green Park employees in also becoming more sustainable in both life and work. The regular hints and tips provided to each individual will help our aim to make a positive social and environmental impact.
What does the future hold for Green Park?
Hopefully we can continue to exceed customer expectations, growing and remaining driven by our desire to help people think differently about talent. We have some large global clients and some small agile founder led ones, hopefully we can help enable all leaders to make more inclusive choices that maximize organisational performance and productivity, and bring a more sustainable future into focus.
We will do this by utilising our pioneering in-house capabilities like Race Equality Week to build expertise and knowledge, and innovate to match our customers appetite, to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of our sector.
Quote from Raj Tulsiani, CEO Green Park
“Green Park is delighted to have joined Play it Green, as the value system that both organisations operate within are very similar. Both are focused on positive change, action, supporting others and providing the knowledge and capabilities for individuals to make a difference, whether in their personal, professional or more societal roles.
We are also pleased that the partnership with Play it Green, not only will be a sustainable way to thank our placed candidates but is also a way to thank our own employees for all their support and commitment.”
Quote from Richard Dickson Co-Founder Play It Green
“EDI is something that is very close to my heart and is up there with creating a sustainable future for all. That’s why I am so proud that Green Park has partnered with Play It Green. Not only do our names have synergy, but so do our values and beliefs. When I first met Raj, their CEO, I left feeling I had met a person that not only cares about EDI but is actively doing something to create positive societal change”