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Private Equity Propels Top ESG Hires Into 7-Digit Pay League

  • ESG savvy is becoming a must-have for alternative managers
  • Climate science and biodiversity among skills now coveted

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Private equity firms, along with hedge funds, are significantly ramping up the amount they’re willing to pay specialists in sustainable finance, as a field once at the lower end of the pay scale moves closer to the top.

According to headhunters, a growing number of ESG specialists are now being propelled into a completely different income bracket from the one they inhabited just a few years ago. That’s as the market for environmental, social and governance assets hurtles past $35 trillion.