Are you ‘climate quitting ‘?

FILE PHOTO: Fridays for Future activists hold placards as they protest calling for a "Global Day of Climate Action" in Kyiv, Ukraine September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo

Millennials and younger workers are driving the growing trend of ‘climate quitting’ – seeking out a more environmentally friendly job, according to new research from KPMG UK.

A survey of 6,000 workers, students and apprentices found that almost one in two (46%) want the company they work for to demonstrate a commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. And, one in five (20%) say they have turned down a job offer when the company’s ESG commitments were not in line with their values.

Those aged 25-34 are the most likely (55 per cent) to value ESG commitments from their employer, but 18-24 years olds (51 per cent) and 35-44 years old (48 per cent) are not far behind.