The global sports industry experienced 0.22% rise in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Sports – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 103% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, General and Operations Managers jobs accounted for a 3% share of the global sports industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 16% over the prior quarter.

General and Operations Managers drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

General and Operations Managers, with a share of 3%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the sports industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 16% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Information Systems Managers came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 8% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a 2% share in Q3 2022, Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 1% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 6% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Walmart, Waste Management, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and Shell. Together they accounted for a combined share of 6% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the sports industry.

Walmart posted 2,148 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Waste Management 1,835 jobs, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group 1,396 jobs, and Shell 1,082 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 57% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 57% followed by the UK (11%) and Australia (4%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points higher than the 55% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.