'Climate quitting': Young workers reject jobs over weak ESG credentials

KPMG survey shows how employers' ESG record is influencing job decisions

Stuart Stone
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A third of 18 to 24-year-olds have rejected a job offer based on the prospective employers' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in favour of more environmentally friendly roles - fuelling a growing trend dubbed "climate quitting" by KPMG.

The consultancy giant today published the results of a survey of 6,000 UK adult office workers, students, apprentices, and those who have left higher education in the past six months, which found that almost half - 46% - of those quizzed want the company they work for to demonstrate green credentials. KMPG found that "climate quitting" is being driven by millennial and gen Z job seekers who are attaching increased weight to the environmental performance of potential employers when considering new roles. Overall, one in five respondents to the survey revealed they had turned down an of...

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