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November 5, 2021updated 22 Jul 2022 11:48am

Asia-Pacific is seeing a hiring boom in retail industry ESG roles

We've analysed the latest data from GlobalData

By Michael Goodier

Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) hiring among retail industry companies in the three months ending August.

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The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 8.7 per cent of total ESG jobs – up from six per cent in the previous three months.

That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a 0.4 percentage point change in ESG roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include environmental, social, and governance, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

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

The fastest growing country was Australia, which saw 1.2 per cent of all ESG job adverts in the three months ending May, increasing to 5.5 per cent in the three months ending August.

That was followed by France (up 0.6 percentage points), the United States (up 0.5), and South Africa (up 0.4).

The top country for ESG roles in the retail industry is the United States which saw 59.1 per cent of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for ESG workers in retail?

Some 4.3 per cent of all retail industry ESG roles were advertised in Bentonville (United States) in the three months ending August - more than any other city.

That was followed by Seattle (United States) with 4.3 per cent, Sunnyvale (United States) with 1.6 per cent, and London (United Kingdom) with one per cent.

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Walmart has rounded out its fiscal year with a strong set of numbers that show it has taken supply chain disruption, rising costs, heavy inflation, and various other problems in its stride. There is comfortable growth on both the top and bottom lines, which is extremely respectable given tough prior year comparatives. Walmart hiring is slowing down as compared to hiring in the months of April and March in 2022. Walmart posted close to 40,000 vacancies in March and 30,000 in April, which has gone below 10,000 in June 2022. Walmart Company Filings has most of the mentions related to the ESG and COVID-19 themes in 2021. ESG has more than 300 mentions in the company’s 2021 filings which indicates the rising focus on ESG-related issues. Our report on Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures, demonstrates GlobalData Explorer’s ability to:  
  • Track and monitor a company’s movements through alternative indicators to gain insights into the strategy before it is disclosed by the company
  • Gain insight into a company’s capital deployment strategy, by assessing historical deal volumes and specific transactions executed by the company, in addition to identifying sectors of focus
  • Go beyond basic financial information, to access key industry-relevant indicators for a company and how these have progressed over time
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