39 min

Ep. 4: Human resources in climate tech with Brendan Koscher The Climate Careers Podcast

    • Careers

Climate tech might seem like the domain of engineers. But with so many new companies getting formed to meet the various challenges presented by the climate crisis, those with a human resources skillset -- who know how to build the infrastructure necessary in organizations to support, motivate, and sustain good talent -- are as important as ever. Brendan Koscher was originally working in HR for Liberty Mutual, one of the world's biggest insurers, helping integrate smaller insurers into the company as Liberty acquired them. But COVID provoked a career change, and Brendan ended up intentionally turning into climate tech. He's now a Senior People Partner at Form Energy, one of the darlings of the battery storage sector and one on a rocketship of growth at the moment. Learn from how Brendan, who's also a Boston University Questrom MBA graduate, transitioned into climate tech HR and what challenges he's working to solve in a rapidly-growing sector.

Climate tech might seem like the domain of engineers. But with so many new companies getting formed to meet the various challenges presented by the climate crisis, those with a human resources skillset -- who know how to build the infrastructure necessary in organizations to support, motivate, and sustain good talent -- are as important as ever. Brendan Koscher was originally working in HR for Liberty Mutual, one of the world's biggest insurers, helping integrate smaller insurers into the company as Liberty acquired them. But COVID provoked a career change, and Brendan ended up intentionally turning into climate tech. He's now a Senior People Partner at Form Energy, one of the darlings of the battery storage sector and one on a rocketship of growth at the moment. Learn from how Brendan, who's also a Boston University Questrom MBA graduate, transitioned into climate tech HR and what challenges he's working to solve in a rapidly-growing sector.

39 min