05 May, 2023

How important will delivering your ESG promises be for attracting future talent?

A recent study by KPMG has revealed the extent to which environmental, social and governance (ESG) is influencing employment decisions.

In a survey of 6,000 UK office workers, students, apprentices, and graduates, one in two sought employers with a demonstrated commitment to ESG. One in five reported to have rejected an offer of employment when the level of the company’s commitment to ESG misaligned with their personal values.

Awareness of the climate crisis has grown rapidly in the last five years. More individuals feel a personal responsibility to adopt sustainable behaviours and look to see those values reflected in the companies they work for.

This is especially the case for Millennials and Gen Z who not only view environmental impact a key consideration in the recruitment process but are driving the upward trend of ‘climate quitting’ – a movement where employees resign in favour of working for a more environmentally responsible business.

With an increasing number of businesses taking real actions to minimise their impacts on the environment and more green jobs becoming available, this is becoming a common occurrence.

By 2025, 75% of the working population will be comprised of millennials. Having strong ESG credentials will be crucial if companies want to appeal to this growing pool.

At BB&A, we support organisations to engage their people in the strategies and behaviours that make meeting ESG targets a reality.

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