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5 Reasons For Hiring Sustainability Freelancers

So you want to become a more sustainable business and are currently looking for someone to join your team or hire in an external consultancy. Well, hold your horses. Have you considered hiring a freelancer?

Here are a few reasons why it could be better in ultimately helping you create a positive impact and achieve your sustainability goals.


The first one is an obvious winner 👇


1 - Save money 💷


Hiring a sustainability freelancer can be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time employee or consulting firm. Freelancers typically charge by the project or hour, so you only pay for the services you need.


You’re also not paying for company overheads (e.g., an office, the coffee machine, the doughnuts that are handed out on a Friday or the Christmas night out).



2 - More flexibility ⚡️


Freelancers can be more flexible than full-time employees or consulting firms. They can work on a project-by-project basis, so you can scale up or down if you have a short-term project.


At Sustainable Pathways, we can create mini teams of freelancers, depending on your needs. For example, one individual may work on your net zero strategy while another freelancer runs education workshops with staff.


3 - Real expertise 📚


Let’s be honest. Sustainability is a complex topic. And as much as consulting firms like to admit they have all the expertise ‘in-house’, they most likely don’t.


But on the other hand, freelancers spend years crafting their trade and are experts in specialised fields (e.g., circular economy, net zero, engagement, leadership development).


This enables you to find the right person to solve the right problem rather than approaching your sustainability challenges with a one-size fits, whack-a-mole approach.


4 - Get more done ✅


Freelancers are often highly efficient and can complete projects quickly. This can help you save time and resources and, most importantly, help you take action on your sustainability initiatives faster.


5 - The freshest of thinking 💡


Working with a sustainability freelancer can bring fresh thinking to your company. Freelancers will not get caught up in your company's day-to-day operations, nor will they get tied down in any internal ‘office politics.’


Instead, they are independent; they offer an objective view of your sustainability efforts and support you in developing new ways of doing things.


Where on Earth do you find freelancers, then? 🤷‍♀️


You’ve come to the right place. We are curating a specialised task force of sustainability freelancers whose expertise covers a range of areas from carbon emissions to culture. Click here to discover some of our professionals who can support you with your sustainability journey.


Alternatively, contact us, and we will jump on a call, ensure we understand the right challenges you are trying to solve and connect you with the right people.


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