Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:25 PM
phantom power (24,922 posts)
Workers Willing to Make Less to Work for Sustainable Companies
A company's sustainability efforts are becoming so desirable for employees that some are now willing to give up part of their salary to work for one, new research shows.
More than 15 percent of employees in the U.S., U.K. and Germany have taken a pay cut to work for a sustainable company, astudy by consulting firm Bain & Co. found. In addition, more than 30 percent of employees said they were willing to accept a pay cut of at least 5 percent to join a company that's considered a global sustainability leader.
More than one-third have excluded specific industries for employment because the companies didn't match their personal sustainability beliefs, while more than 20 percent have rejected specific companies, the study found.
This was especially true among younger employees. More than half of those under age 40 felt that a company’s approach to sustainable business practices has influenced their decision about accepting a job, compared to just 29 percent of those over 40.
3 replies, 601 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Workers Willing to Make Less to Work for Sustainable Companies (Original post)
|phantom power||Dec 2012||OP|
|Heywood J||Dec 2012||#2|
Response to phantom power (Original post)
Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:20 PM
hunter (22,340 posts)
1. Same as teachers, nurses, and other members of altruistic professions...
... and don't think the owners of this economy haven't noticed.
Big money is holding our society and our natural environment hostage. They tell us not to ask for too much or they'll let those cute little children and polar bear cubs starve to death...
People who work for "sustainable" businesses, people who make the world a better place ought to be paid more and people who make the world suck (there's a few bankers, defense industry, and oil industry executives I could name...) ought to be living in fear of huge fines and long prison terms.
If we can throw a small time pot grower in prison and take all his stuff then why not the same for, let's say, the top administration of an oil company that has actually killed people and severely damaged our natural environment, or bankers who crash a market and take peoples' homes?