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Who said the environment doesn’t pay. With the Extinction Rebellion and climate activists like Greta Thunberg cutting through the noise, it seems that creating a sustainable planet might just be possible after all – along with a sustainable job path.

New research from Glassdoor has revealed the highest paying jobs available to employees seeking a more climate-conscious career path.

Topping the list is chief scientific officer, with an impressive annual salary of £146,329 (HK$1.48 million). This is followed by special representatives for climate change (£138,579) and director of sustainability (£85,771).

“People are looking to align themselves with an organisation and a role that shares their values and beliefs,” said John Lamphiere, VP and managing director of EMEA at Glassdoor.

“They want their work to have meaning. Whether directly or indirectly, these jobs for the climate-conscious offer professional opportunities that are both meaningful and offer real job satisfaction.”

As a corollary to this, 77% of British adults surveyed said that they would consider an company’s mission and purpose before applying for a job there.


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