We spoke to PwC’s Emily Kennedy to find out more about the importance of including women in the growing green economy.
According to PwC’s latest Women in Work index, there is a risk that women are being left behind when it comes to the green jobs market and the transition to net zero.
It pointed out that new jobs are being created in areas that are currently dominated by men, such as construction, manufacturing and utilities, and so men may be better placed to take advantage of new opportunities.
“If nothing is done to increase women’s representation in these green growth sectors, we estimate that the employment gap between men and women across the OECD will widen by 1.7 percentage points by 2030,” it added.
To find out more, we spoke to Emily Kennedy, ESG consulting associate at PwC Ireland.
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Words by Jenny Darmody