Careers in Sustainability

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  • Introduction to careers in sustainability
    • Welcome to the first step in your journey toward becoming a sustainability analyst! In this course, you will learn about the basics of sustainability, what exactly a sustainability analyst does, and how to perform some of the foundational tasks needed in that role.
  • Introduction to sustainability
    • What is sustainability, anyway? It’s a word you’ve probably heard in many different contexts, but you may not have thought about everything it includes.
  • What does a sustainability analyst do?
    • Now that you know a little more about sustainability, you might wonder what a sustainability analyst actually does.
  • What software, tools and resources should an analyst be familiar with?
    • To do everything a sustainability analyst is responsible for, it’s essential to use the right tools for the job.
  • How to find trends in data
    • As you’ve learned already, data is the foundation of the job of sustainability analysts. Spreadsheets and charts can help you identify trends and areas of improvement, which will help you communicate effectively with your team and organizational leadership.
  • What is Lifecycle Evaluation?
    • Depending on which sector you work in, product lifecycles may be more or less critical to your role as an analyst. However, it’s valuable to understand how product lifecycles work and how to evaluate them for potential improvements.
  • What roles could analysts play in an organization’s marketing and PR activities?
    • Many organizations interested in sustainability know that pursuing sustainability initiatives can be a great way to get positive attention from the community. As part of your job as a sustainability analyst, you will likely be asked to help develop materials that showcase the work you and your organization are doing.
  • What is the biggest difference between private and public sustainability analyst roles?
    • Sustainability analysts work for all kinds of organizations, including cities, states, corporations, and small businesses. There are many differences between public and private organizations, and their approaches to sustainability are also different.
  • What challenges can an analyst expect to face when arriving at a new job?
    • Just like any job, the role of a sustainability analyst comes with its own set of challenges. You’ll need to speak confidently about your role and what sustainability means to the organization to build effective relationships with your coworkers and management.