Gustavo Bernal Torres
Reactions To The ‘War For ESG Talent’
From GreenBiz, a piece last month about the fierce competition to attract and retain professionals working in the field of ESG — environmental, social and governance metrics and strategy — elicited a rousing response.
Three themes stood out from the discussion:
The whole story is overblown- there were those whose job-seeking experience in the real world didn’t quite jibe with the journalistic conclusion.
The process is the problem- With demand far outstripping supply, companies are going to need to be brave and think laterally. We need to consider the people with transferable skills but with little or no direct experience.
ESG can’t be standalone- while there is a high demand for professionals with ESG knowledge and experience, unless they are fully integrated and represent a diverse range of interests, their impact will be limited.