Chief Sustainability Officers

What do they do?

Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

Also known as:

Corporate Sustainability Process Manager, Director of Sustainability, Director of Sustainability Programs, Director of Sustainable Design, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Director, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (VP CSR and Sustainability)

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Chief Executives in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Chief Executives is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 590

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Chief Sustainability Officers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (7.3%)
  • Master's degree (22.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (39.7%)
  • Associate's degree (5.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (14.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.5%)

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Colleges that Prepare

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Identify environmental concerns.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.

This page includes data from:

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