Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
On March 22-24th 2012, pb Human Capital Co-Founder Warwick Peel conquered the 3 Peaks Challenge; hiking up three of Australia’s highest mountains in support of charity, White Lion.

White Lion is a charity focused on better outcomes for young people, and in partnership with The Reach Foundation coordinates a Mentor / Mentee program with at-risk teenagers. Peel has been an active participant and mentor in the program for over 18 months.

With his young 16 year-old mentee, Peel reached the three peaks – Mt Tennent, Mt Kosciuszko, and Mt Bogong, and in doing so raised over $2,500 for the charity, which pb Human Capital has matched dollar for dollar, bringing the total donation to over $5,000.

Peel said that while the pair trained extensively, there were some tough moments.“The event was an ideal mix of physical and mental endurance, and it was great to climb the peaks with my young mentee and for us to share the struggle together. We completed the event in the week that Jim Stynes (AFL Football Legend and Reach Co-Founder) passed away. We only needed to think of his inspiration and endurance to give us strength to keep ourselves moving.â€

In total, the pair’s climbing endured 32 hours of hiking up and down over 40km of terrain to the peaks of three of Australia’s highest mountains in some extreme conditions; “It was beyond cold, minus 10 degrees and blizzards at the peak of (Mount) Kosciuszko and heavy snow and slippery, rocky conditions at the peak of (Mount) Bogongâ€, expressed Peel.

Both Warwick and his 16 year old mentee learnt during this challenge that fostering an encouraging and supportive team spirit can allow us to excel beyond – “3 Peaks exceeding to new heights is an absolute testament to our mentor/mentee relationship and mutual, encouraging connectionâ€, said Peel.

Corporate Social Responsibility is the foundation of pb Human Capital and the firm has two staff members who are mentors for White Lion and the Reach Youth Foundation. “The core of our business is to place sustainability professionals to impact CSR and community engagement across organisations investing in a Low Carbon future.

Peel is hoping to extend the association with White Lion with an environmental youth project to raise awareness of climate change among Australia’s youth. The project kicks off with the involvement of Indigenous youth to embrace the survival techniques of our Indigenous Elders, to support youth communities and raise climate change awareness among young people “Who knows, perhaps leading a team of youth to one day tackling the unforgiving, endless Simpson Desert?â€

To coincide with this inspiring community involvement, pb Human Capital has also appointed a Principal Consultant, Ben Cartland, to lead the Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Engagement area. Ben is a keen wildlife photographer, selling images of endangered species via Getty Images with the revenue generated being donated to conservation charities. He has worked extensively on search mandates in CSR and sustainability internationally and he brings a wealth of corporate social responsibility insight and passion to the Australian marketplace.

Read here: ( for the contributing fundraising efforts of individuals and organisations of the 3 Peaks exceeding $50,000 in total donations.

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pb Human Capital Pty Ltd

pb Human Capital is a boutique executive search firm founded by young entrepeneurs Warwick Peel and Brendon Booth in September 2009. pbHC specialises in recruitment and search to the management consulting, finance and investments, and sustainability & carbon markets sectors.

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P: 03 8610 6963


Whitelion is a non-profit community organisation that has been supporting highly vulnerable young people for more than twelve years. The organisation provides youth-focused gender and culturally specific services in several areas. These include; employment, role modeling, specialist outreach support and education based prevention programs.

Whitelion's mission is focused on connecting 'at-risk' young people aged 10 to 24 with the community. It provides them with practical and effective supports that enable them to make positive choices in their



charity, corporate social responsibility, executive search, recruitment



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