Half of listed Irish firms have sustainability officer, nearly double global average – study

Ireland’s appointment rate is ahead of global average with senior executives hired to drive green agenda

In 2021 alone, the number of sustainability officers appointed by corporates globally was more than the previous five years combined. Picture: Getty

More than half of all publicly listed Irish companies now have a dedicated chief sustainability officer in place with a powerful mandate for change, according to new research from PwC, the advisory firm.

Just over 50 per cent of all Irish corporates were found to have appointed a senior executive with responsibility for driving the sustainability agenda within the firm, which is significantly ahead of the global average where just 30 per cent of companies ...