Perrett Laver is the leading executive search firm serving the INGO sector. We have significant expertise in working to identify leaders who can move on a global (commonly South-North, South-South) and often cross-sectoral basis and have been privileged to work with many of the leading and innovative organisations working across the sector on both non-executive and executive level roles.
Domestic Non Profits
We also focus on domestic non-profit sectors around the globe and our experience and expertise in these span the full gamut of senior management team portfolios alongside Chair, Trustee, and Chief Executive-level appointments for small, entrepreneurial, founder-led organisations to the largest charitable funders. In the UK, for example, we have worked with around one third of the top 154 charity brands to date.
Perrett Laver has significant experience in advising philanthropic organizations whose desire is to promote the well-being of others as expressed financially through the generation donation of individuals, communities and corporations. These organizations are promoting ideas, events or actions that aspire to create conditions for people to thrive or underserved causes to be address.
Environment and Sustainability
The sustainability spectrum is broad and Perrett Laver has covered a number of roles across the sector. This spectrum covers organizations like, Green Climate Fund as the funding instrument for the UN Framework on the Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Environmental Defense Fund who are working on sustainability issues that protect the indigenous communities' way of life, WorldFish on sustainable food security, to Greenpeace International who is campaigning on the negative effects of global environmental and climate change on society.
We also have been involved in the leadership of environmental and climate think-tanks through the public private partnership organization entitled, Climate-KIC (knowledge information centre). We also have worked in the ESG standards for the private sector to show compliance with sustainability standards through our work with the Global Reporting Initiative.
Impact Investment and Social Enterprise
The flows of capital have changed the way the world does and seeks to do business. Through a social conscious awakening of responsible investing, investors are creating more demand for investments with a "triple bottom-line" including social, environmental and financial returns. These investments are not new but have recently been coined with the term, impact investing.
Perrett Laver has been on the ground floor in advising organizations including Big Society Capital, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), VisionFund International, Oikocredit Coop and Gary Community Investments in their pivotal roles as the field of impact investing and social enterprise grows.
Research and Think Tanks
Perrett Laver has a significant track record of supporting research institutes and think tanks around the world. Our work with think tanks and research institutes covers a full breadth of functions and topics such as social policy, economics, international development, environment and sustainability, technology, and culture.
Through all our work with this sector, including senior appointments for IDS, ODI, APHRC and WorldFish, we have highlighted the importance of combining both technical expertise and academic credibility with strategic leadership. Of great importance is the ability to sustain and grow these organisations in an incredibly challenging funding and policy environment.
Perrett Laver is recognised for our deep experience advising campaigning, policy and advocacy organisations, supporting them to identify inspiring leaders who will bring about change, increase citizen agency and tackle some of the biggest challenges of the world today.
We have worked with grass roots organisations, global memberships, politics and the media across human rights, democracy and governance, housing, the environment and education. In addition we have worked on a number of policy, advocacy and campaigning roles within larger organisations such as MoveOn.org, 350.org, Oxfam, ActionAid, Care and Amnesty International.
Government and International Institutions
Perrett Laver has a substantial track record of advising Government and International Institutions. During a time of increased demand for efficiencies and increased pressure on economies and infrastructure, we understand the need for exceptional leadership that combines emotional intelligence, operational capacity and strategic vision.
We are experienced in providing advisory and search support for core government departments, non-departmental public bodies and associated organisations, as well as organisations with an international membership, scope, or presence.