highly satisfied employees
Top employers make more effort than their peers to understand employee sentiment.
But how important is ESG performance to the modern corporation’s key asset – its people?
Top employers by attractiveness to students and young professionals
than business and societal leaders do, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020.
Young people see environmental and societal risks as
of the global workforce will consist of Millennials
and Gen Zs
In 10 years’ time
Effort in monitoring employee satisfaction
Note: Analysis uses ILOSTAT data from Q4 2019. Generation definitions are from Pew Research Center
ESG scores are calculated by aggregating a company’s performance on a range of environmental, social, and governance issues.
Employers with an
attractive image among young talent
A company’s ESG performance is increasingly
important to external stakeholders.
Rating agencies and lenders
in the next decade...
as a workforce
Top employers have lower carbon emission intensity than their peers.
Top employers by attractiveness to students and young professionals have ESG scores 25% higher than the global average, likely due to their strong environmental scores.
Eager prospective employees strengthen
a company’s talent pipeline and ensure the availability of crucial human capital.
Top employers typically have more diverse leadership than their peers.
Top employers by employee satisfaction have average ESG scores 14% higher than the global average, likely due to their strong environmental scores.
Satisfied employees work harder, stay longer with their employer, and seek to produce better results for the organization.
Top employers by employee satisfaction
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specific esg issues
We dug deeper to analyze the relationship between specific ESG indicators and workforce sentiment.
Carbon emission intensity
ESG performance will become increasingly important to attracting and retaining talent as Millennials and Gen Z come to make up most of the global workforce.
of the global workforce
These generations place greater importance on environmental and social concerns than their predecessors do – and will expect more from employers on these issues.
Today’s young people are ushering in a new social contract, with: