I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the future of sustainability jobs. In one of my earliest articles for Talent Show, I detailed four job trends that felt most opportune for our industry in 2012: sustainability drivers went beyond the consumer; large companies drove sustainability upstream toward suppliers; public policy was coalescing around transparency; and heads of sustainability were hiring deputies. These offered important insights for aspiring sustainability professionals.
As companies and governments made structural changes to promote sustainability, it emerged, slowly but surely, to become a permanent part of most institutions. But this doesn’t mean that the field has become any easier to penetrate for young aspirants. In fact, with 476 sustainability-focused master’s degree programs and 432 bachelor’s degree programs in the U.S. and Canada alone, the market remains heavily tilted toward aspirants.
Read more here in the latest GreenBiz Talent Show post.