As sustainability becomes professionalized, all professions look for sustainability skills

Originally published on May 4th, 2020 for GreenBiz

GreenBiz’s 2020 State of the Profession report illuminates the hard numbers measuring career realities for sustainability leaders across all industries. Among other things, the data show shifts to more engaged CEOs, increased investor pressure and a boost in hiring of sustainability professionals among the surveyed companies. 

But behind the 1s and 0s is always a more nuanced conversation needing to take place, especially as the research was conducted before the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a recent GreenBiz webcast held to highlight the research, Senior GreenBiz Senior Analyst John Davies spoke with Ellen Weinreb, sustainability and ESG recruiter, and Peggy Brannigan, senior program manager for global sustainability at LinkedIn, to shed light on the practical significance of the report for companies and employees. 

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