Ethical Corporation’s analysis of the latest reports and data
Pay scales for sustainability pros
Sustainability professionals in continental Europe are earning an average of £70,500 a year, a study by industry specialists Acre, Carnstone & Flag finds. Average salaries in the UK are lower, at £55,100. This is down from £56,400 in 2012. Professionals in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia, meanwhile, can reckon on taking home around £65,700 a year. Working in-house tends to be better paid than being employed by a consultancy, with salaries averaging £63,000 and £54,000 a year, respectively.
Now in its fifth year, the global salary survey reveals that 90% of respondents have a degree, with three in five holding a master’s or PhD qualification. Most professionals (80%) are satisfied or very satisfied in their jobs. However, the survey shows women continue to be under-represented in the most senior roles, with men making up 63% of director-level jobs. The gender split is more equal at manager level – 52% men and 48% women.
Activists enlarge ambitions
Activist investors are setting their sights on bigger companies, according to a report by consultancy firm McKinsey. US-listed companies targeted by activists in 2013 had an average value of $10bn, $2bn more than in 2012....