North America has extended its dominance of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) hiring among beverage companies, according to recent figures.

Data collated by GlobalData this week shows that in the three months to the end of August, the region accounted for 54.5% of all ESG-related vacancies advertised worldwide by drinks manufacturing and supply companies. The figure represents an increase of North America’s 48% proportion in the previous three months, to the end of May.

Asia-Pacific was also up quarter to quarter, although Europe registered a decline.

  • Which countries are seeing the most growth for ESG roles in beverages?

Breaking down the number of ESG vacancies further, the US dominates, with 49% of all open positions in ESG during the three months to the end of August. In the three months prior, the country accounted for 42%.

Also on the rise quarter-to-quarter was the UK, Australia and Canada.

  • Which cities are the biggest hubs for ESG workers in beverages?

Further drilling down shows that Sydney, Australia, held 2.7% of the drinks industry's advertised ESG roles, sharing top billing with Louisville in the US. Atlanta (2.2%), the home of The Coca-Cola Co, was also popular in the three months, followed by Denver (1.3%).

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies across a number of industries. Using textual analysis, these ads are then classified thematically.

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