General Requirements

  • Strong academic performance, particularly in sustainability-related topics
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability through extracurricular activities and volunteerism
  • Resourcefulness, creativity, tenacity, independence, energy, responsibility, and self-confidence, intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work across functions and sectors, using informal influence
  • Deals well with ambiguity
  • Diversity of interest and experiences

Skills required

  • Knowledge of relevant social and environmental issues
  • Strategy and program development
  • Business line management
  • Marketing, communications, education & stakeholder relations
  • Reporting (environmental, social and economic data)
  • Ability to influence others
  • Relationship building
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Strategic planning (includes financial)
  • Written communication
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation

Type of Jobs

  • Senior Sustainability Analyst
  • Director, Corporate Sustainability
  • Environmental Programs Consultant
  • Manager, ESG Strategies
  • Senior Strategic Operations Manager, Sustainability
  • Social & Environmental Impact Lead
  • Manager, Research & Insights
  • Senior Manager, Sustainability Strategy
  • Director, Strategy Investments
  • Manager, Operational Sustainability

Technical Preparation/Knowledge Building

  • Applicable sustainability certifications (e.g. CFA Institute’s ESG Investing Certification, Certified Sustainable Development Professional, ISSP’s Sustainability Excellence Associate)

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