Accounting firm EY is committed to funding a master’s degree in sustainability for all its volunteer employees

Profiles with “green” skills will become scarce, a report recently published by LinkedIn warned. In order to remain attractive to “young talent” and offer new skills, audit and consultancy firm EY has precisely planned to offer its 312,000 employees the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in sustainability (climate change, sustainable finance or impact entrepreneurship). , through a partnership with Hult Business School, reports Business Insider

This initiative is in response to an internal investigation within the office. It indicates that 74% of people who work for EY want to participate in activities that have a positive impact on society and the environment.

Any EY employee can register for the program and take the courses online. It takes 18 months to complete the diploma, but candidates can take more time if they wish, or take only a few modules, with no graduating goal. After all, their studies will run parallel to their work at the audit firm, where the sales remains important and working hours can intrude on personal life and mental health, as Marc, an EY employee, told on an episode of the program “Les Pieds sur Terre,” broadcast on French culture

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