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Careers in Sustainability

Possible career paths include:

  1. Traditional management positions in sustainability-oriented organizations (i.e. organizations that have environmental or social issues central to their mission, product, or service);
  2. Sustainability-oriented positions in traditional organizations (i.e. those typically pursued by management graduates); and
  3. Sustainability-oriented positions in sustainability-oriented organizations.

 

1. Traditional Role in a Sustainability-Oriented Organization

Examples include:

Marketing Manager, Green product or service

Sales Associate, Renewable energy company (e.g. solar or wind power)

Project Coordinator, Environmental conservation group or government unit

Reporting Analyst, Microfinance organization or Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) mutual fund

Director of Development, Nonprofit or NGO

Financial Manager, Social enterprise or foundation

 

2. Sustainability-Oriented Role in a Traditional Organization

Examples include:

Corporate Responsibility Manager, National or multinational company

Sustainability Marketing Specialist, Consumer product company

Community Relations Advisor, Mining company

Environmental Affairs Coordinator, Retailer

Advisor, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Consulting firm

 

3. Sustainability-Oriented Role in a Sustainability-Oriented Organization

Examples include:

Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability consulting firm

Outreach Coordinator, Environmental conservation group

 

Typology adapted from Profession and Purpose, Katie Kross, Greenleaf Publishing, 2009.

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