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January 28, 2022updated 31 Jan 2022 5:13pm

North America the place to be for ESG in beverages – data

By Michael Goodier

North America has extended its dominance of ‘Environmental, Social & Governance’ (ESG) hirings among beverage companies, according to recent research.

In the three months to the end of November, the number of vacancies advertised in the region accounted for 58.1% of total ESG jobs – up from 52.6% in the same quarter last year. North America was followed by ‘Middle East & Africa’, which saw a +0.2 year-on-year percentage point change in roles related to the theme.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries. Using textual analysis, job ads are then classified thematically to gauge which companies are best placed to weather future industry disruptions.

The research is designed to show which companies are leading the way on specific issues as well as where the market is expanding and contracting.

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Which countries are seeing the most growth for ESG roles in the drinks industry?

The fastest-growing country was the UK, which accounted for 12.7% of all ESG job adverts in the quarter. In the corresponding period a year earlier, the country’s proportion was 8.5%.

The UK was followed by the US (up 4.2 percentage points), Canada (increasing  0.7), and Mexico (up 0.5).

The US was the largest market for ESG roles in beverages, accounting for 52.4% of all roles in the three months to the end of November.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for ESG workers in the drinks industry?

The leading cities were Sydney in Australia and Louisville, Kentucky, each with 2.5%. Atlanta – home to The Coca-Cola Co, accounted for 2.1%, followed by Denver, with 1.3%.

Methodology: GlobalData’s ‘Job Analytics’ enables an understanding of hiring trends, strategies and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.

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