This week the Sustainability team are running their annual Sustainability Careers Week to help you gain the skills and understanding required to gain a job in the competitive sustainability sector once you graduate.
So, what even is “sustainability”?
Sustainability is an often used and little understood word. The most used definition that you might have seen before is the Brundtland Definition, which defines sustainable development as:
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Brundtland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development (1992)
In short, this simply means that to be sustainable, you need think about the effect that the decisions you are making now will have on generations to come.
A key principle of sustainability is the triple bottom line, which highlights the equal importance of the economy, society and the environment. This is also known as the three P’s – people, profit and planet.
For more information, why not watch the sustainability team’s vlog – What is Sustainability?
Careers in Sustainability:
So, now you know what sustainability is, you might be wondering what a sustainability career may look like…
That’s not easy to answer, purely because sustainability covers such a huge remit. However, some of the most common and in demand jobs in the sustainability and environmental sectors are;