North America extended its dominance for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) hiring among ship industry companies in the three months ending August.

The number of roles in North America made up 53.9 per cent of total ESG jobs – up from 41.6 per cent in the previous three months.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 1.9 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.

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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 maritime?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 39.4 per cent of all ESG job adverts in the three months ending May, increasing to 50.7 per cent in the three months ending August.

That was followed by Australia (up 1.4 percentage points), Canada (up one), and India (up 0.5).

The top country for ESG roles in the ship industry is the United States which saw 50.7 per cent of all roles in the three months ending August.

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

Some 1.7 per cent of all ship industry ESG roles were advertised in Chicago (United States) in the three months ending August - more than any other city.

That was followed by Atlanta (United States) with 1.7 per cent, Louisville (United States) with 1.3 per cent, and London (United Kingdom) with 1.3 per cent.


By Michael Goodier.