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Poll: Millennials would sacrifice pay for environmental responsibility

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Three-quarters of millennials would take a job with a lower salary if it meant they could work for a company that was environmentally responsible, while 40% of millennials have chosen a job because of a company’s strong sustainability practices, according to a survey reported by Fast Company.

Why it matters: Millennials will make up about 75% of the workforce in the next 6 years, so focusing on sustainability may give businesses a competitive edge in hiring. Nearly 10% of all respondents — regardless of age — said they would take a $5,000-$10,000 pay cut to work for environmentally responsible firms.

The past resurfaces with a vengeance

This afternoon, Virginia's attorney general admitted to wearing blackface in the past, while an accuser detailed her sexual assault allegations against the state's lieutenant governor.

Diagram: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

The big picture: In decades past, these allegations might not have ever become public. Now, they're impossible to dismiss. And that's not just true for public officials.

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