Recruitment: Winning the race for ESG talent

More skills are needed

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Robin Penfold of UK law firm TLT
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Robin Penfold of UK law firm TLT

More skills development is needed in environmental, social and governance (ESG), and in particular green finance, to meet the expected growth in demand as stakeholder pressure to accelerate green finance programmes intensifies.

Our latest report, Safety in numbers: levelling the playing field for green finance, reveals that one of the top three barriers to wider adoption of green finance is a lack of relevant expertise on the board. More than a third (35%) of senior decision makers in financial services firms call it a "critical" or "significant" barrier.  Recruiting and developing this expertise is a priority for many firms, with a third (33%) saying they have plans to recruit an experienced, dedicated, C-level or non-executive expert in green finance for the first time.  Against this backdrop, how shoul...

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