Corporate Climate Strategists


Overview

Corporate Climate Strategists

Introduction

Corporate climate strategists advise companies on how to reduce their "footprint" on the environment and run their businesses in a more sustainable way. Strategists review current company practices and environmental policies; meet with scientists, environmental policy makers, government officials, consultants, corporate executives, and employees; attend workshops and conferences on corporate sustainability; and create corporate environmental strategies to reduce emissions and increase investment in clean technology.

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Median Salary

$71,130

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Research


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Salary ranges are tough to locate for corporate climate strategists because the field is still relatively new. Some strategists have degrees in environmental science. Environmental scientists and specialists earned median salaries of $71,130 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $42,520 or less, and the highest earners brought home $124,620 or...

Work Environment

Corporate climate strategists usually work in business offices, putting in at least 40 hours per week during business hours (typically Mondays through Fridays). They may need to travel on occasion to meet with employees of other corporate branches, as well as to attend conferences and events.

Outlook

Growing public concern about damage to the environment caused by manufacturing processes, mining, and other industrial activities is leading more companies to seek help from corporate climate strategists (CCSs), so the employment outlook is bright. However, the concept of creating a position specifically for reducing a company's carbon footprint is relatively new.

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