North America is seeing a hiring boom in medical industry ESG roles

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North America extended its dominance for environmental, social and governance (ESG) hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending August.

The number of roles in North America made up 64.2% of total ESG jobs – up from 59.1% in the previous three months.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.8 percentage point change in ESG roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include environmental, social, and governance, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels – and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for ESG roles in medical devices?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 55.5% of all ESG job adverts in the three months ending May, increasing to 59.9% in the three months ending August.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 1.2 percentage points), Australia (up 1.1), and Canada (up 0.5).

The top country for ESG roles in the medical industry is the United States which saw 59.9% of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for ESG workers in medical devices?

Some 1.5% of all medical industry ESG roles were advertised in San Diego (United States) in the three months ending August – more than any other city.

That was followed by Bridgewater (United States) with 1.5%, Memphis (United States) with 1%, and Rochester (United States) with 1%.


GlobalData has compiled a list of top MNCs based on revenue. Any top companies that did not have a subsidiary were removed from the list. The latest company annual reports (2019 and 2020, where available) and websites were analysed for a total of 2,188 companies. For a subsidiary to be included, the parent company had to have a majority ownership/control in the subsidiary. Affiliates, associates, joint operations and joint ventures were included as long as the ownership criteria was met. Subsidiary information was captured at a country level. Country names were standardised. In total, 216,898 subsidiaries were captured.