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Sustainability Manager

Job Title and Job Description

Sustainability Manager

Sustainability is to increase a company‘s triple bottom line which is of course is "people, profit, and planet" or more formally known as "social, economic, and environmental". The meaning of Sustainability (general) – Is the “economic development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Epstein, 2008).

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

They can be in the environmental field such as water, sewer, natural environments or business oriented such as water and waste control or process improvement, so the is less green house gases given off from production and indoor employee health concerns, or non-profit which can be a lower operating cost while improving operations or municipal which can be anything from a small change in types of light bulbs for building, street lights, traffic lights etc. to solar power for landfills and roof tops for schools to larger capital projects that are environmentally correct.

What new technology will be important?

alternative energy and environmentally correct businesses (corporate social responsibility)

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

BAS in Sustainability Management

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

same

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

no

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Athletic / Physical 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Sales and Negotiation 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Scientific and Experimental 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Yourself 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: Bob K. - Sustainability Manager