As the global transition to a greener economy evolves,
sustainability goals alone are no longer enough. Growing
demand for action to address climate change from
consumers, investors and government policymakers will
accelerate the need for green business transformation. As a
result, opportunities for a larger portion of the workforce to
participate in the green economy around the world will grow.
By 2030, the green transition is expected to create up to
30 million new jobs.

However, this green transition is happening during a time of
growing talent scarcity. Three-quarters of employers globally
(75%) say they are struggling to find the skilled talent they
need. An even larger majority (94%) say they do not have
the skilled talent to achieve their Environmental, Social and
Governance (ESG) goals.

In addition, the process of reaching the goal of net zero
emissions cannot happen in a vacuum. The promise of a
net zero future across energy, transportation, agriculture,
housing and infrastructure will be unmet if the societal
impact on jobs, access and affordability is not considered.
Business leaders must close the gap by helping workers
develop the skills they need for the green jobs of the future.
Even though it is still relatively early days of the global
green transition at scale, our research has already
identified hundreds of unique green jobs and skills.

This ManpowerGroup Global Insights study explores the impact
of the green transition on the future of work for employers
and workers.