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.