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Chief Sustainability Officers

Also called: Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Sustainability Director, Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Design Director

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What they do:
Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of sustainability programs.
  • Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$185,950
$62,780
$208,000+
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