And it is not just talk! The latest Executive Quiz from Korn/Ferry International showed that 75% of Executives would be willing to forgo a portion of their salary in support of “green” initiatives. When these executives were asked about current resources their employers have dedicated to “green” issues, 49 % reported that existing staff have been allocated or new staff hired, while 50% who responded, said their company had not allocated any resources to sustainability efforts.
Jay Millen, senior client partner with Korn/Ferry International said, “While there is room for much progress, we are seeing companies dedicate top talent and resources to promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility.”
Only 18% of Executives who responded did not believe their company was environmentally sensitive, while 78% believed that their employer was at least “somewhat” enviromentally-sensitive.