Chief Sustainability Officers


Overview

Chief Sustainability Officers

Introduction

The chief sustainability officer is a high-ranking executive in a corporation or other organization. Their work focuses on developing and executing strategies to help companies operate in more environmentally friendly and sustainable ways. They help develop environmental programs and supervise the programs' employees and volunteers. Their work also entails monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of sustainability programs to make them more effective and efficient. 

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Median Salary

$127,020

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Five or more years experience in management positions with involv


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Curious

Earnings

The average base salary for chief sustainability officers was $127,020 in September 2019, according to SalaryExpert. As with most careers, the amount one is paid is based on their level of experience. Those with  one to three years of experience earned an average salary of $88,128, while those with eight or more years of experience earned $158,036 per year.

CSOs also receive excellent be...

Work Environment

Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) work in attractive, comfortable environments. Those who work for major corporations have large offices with all the latest technology and tools needed to do their jobs. They may have a team of support staff to assist them. Depending on the company, they may have access to executive dining rooms, company cars and jets, and generous expense accounts.

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Outlook

Employment for chief executives is expected to decline through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Fewer new firms have been created in recent years and economic activity and employment has centered on larger, long-established companies. However, some companies will continue to need chief sustainability officers to help them reduce their carbon footprint and operate environmental p...

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