Top employers have lower carbon emission intensity than their peers.
Top employers make more effort than their peers to understand employee sentiment.
Top employers typically have more diverse leadership than their peers.
as a workforce
A company’s ESG performance is increasingly
important to external stakeholders.
But how important is ESG performance to the modern corporation’s key asset – its people?
Rating agencies and lenders
highly satisfied employees
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.
Employers with an
attractive image among young talent
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 by employee satisfaction
Top employers by attractiveness to students and young professionals
specific esg issues
ESG scores are calculated by aggregating a company’s performance on a range of environmental, social, and governance issues.
We dug deeper to analyze the relationship between specific ESG indicators and workforce sentiment.
Carbon emission intensity
Effort in monitoring employee satisfaction
in the next decade...
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.
In 10 years’ time
See more on this generational shift
Note: Analysis uses ILOSTAT data from Q4 2019. Generation definitions are from Pew Research Center
of the global workforce
of the global workforce will consist of Millennials
and Gen Zs
These generations place greater importance on environmental and social concerns than their predecessors do – and will expect more from employers on these issues.
Young people see environmental and societal risks as
than business and societal leaders do, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020.
Today’s young people are ushering in a new social contract, with: