A growing number of people entering the workforce each year are looking at employers’ climate credentials when job hunting. Nearly two-thirds of Europeans (62%) say it is important that prospective employers prioritise sustainability. For 16% of Europeans, it is even a top priority. Of people aged 20 to 29 — typically those looking for their first job — over three-quarters (76%) say that sustainability is an important factor in their choice of employer, with 22% saying it is a top priority.
“The outcome of the EIB Climate Survey shows that Europeans are willing to help fight climate change at the individual level. As the EU climate bank, we welcome this commitment. It complements our role of financing green services such as sustainable transport, renewable energy and energy-efficient buildings. In 2022, we supported green projects in Europe with investments amounting to €32.4 billion, many of which helped create new jobs. We will continue to support the acceleration of the green transition, one in which everyone can play their part and where no one is left behind.”
EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle