Go Green, Get Hired: 2024's Top ESG Jobs
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) may not be dominating corporate conversations as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the underlying issues that sparked the ESG buzz persist.
Many companies are actively recruiting analysts and leaders for roles related to ESG, extending beyond conventional titles like Chief Sustainability Officer. Whether you have always been passionate about environmental and social issues or are considering a shift toward a more impact-focused role, here are some eco-friendly job opportunities to keep an eye on in 2024, according to LinkedIn.
Average annual pay: $123,000
These analysts, also known as sustainability analysts, check how well their company is doing in areas like the environment and social responsibility. They figure out ways to make things better, like using resources wisely and having a positive impact on society.
Environmental analysts are familiar with sustainability matters, like reporting and being socially responsible. On average, they earn $123,000 a year.
Business, consulting, real estate, and food/beverage companies are most interested in hiring these analysts. As of now, companies like Chipotle, Volvo Group, and the Washington, D.C. Housing Authority need sustainability analysts.
Most of these jobs are in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. You usually need around 2.6 years of experience, and many analysts used to work as project managers, research assistants, or environmental specialists.
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership
Average annual pay: $242,000
These leaders, sometimes called Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) folks, focus on making workplaces and customer experiences inclusive. They make policies and programmes for diversity and inclusion.
Nonprofits, universities, and social organisations are most likely to hire for these roles. Companies like the Denver Broncos, S&P Global, and Chanel are looking for top talent, offering an average salary of $242,000.
Most of these jobs are in New York City, Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, and Chicago. You usually need around 4.3 to 5.4 years of experience, and many VPs or directors of DE&I used to work in human resources, education, or were already involved in diversity and inclusion, according to LinkedIn's report.
Source: sdx central