Private Equity Propels Top ESG Hires Into 7-Digit Pay League (1)

Nov. 24, 2021, 5:24 PM

Private equity firms, along with hedge funds, are significantly ramping up the amount they’re willing to pay specialists in sustainable finance, as a field once at the lower end of the pay scale moves closer to the top.

According to headhunters, a growing number of ESG specialists are now being propelled into a completely different income bracket from the one they inhabited just a few years ago. That’s as the market for environmental, social and governance assets hurtles past $35 trillion.

Kate Goodall, a consultant at London-based Private Equity Recruitment Ltd., said she’s seeing more cases of top ESG jobs ...

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