A Day in the Life of a Sustainability Professional

Amy Hou  |  December 19, 2017  |  Energy & Sustainability  

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Working as a sustainability professional is, without a doubt, an extremely rewarding career. That said, it comes with plenty of pitfalls. No matter how much internal support you may have, pushing for sustainability initiatives within an organization presents a new challenge every day. Here’s what those challenges may look like in GIF form…

A Sustainability Professional’s Life

Hearing that sustainability initiatives are the pulse of the organization, and that everyone from the top down recognizes their importance…and then being told that there just isn’t enough money to make them happen:

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Using “healthy competition” to encourage employee engagement in sustainability initiatives:

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Going after that low-hanging fruit like:

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Spending what feels like your whole life on Excel inputting data:

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Beautifying your sustainability report in an attempt to make it stand out from every other organization’s:

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Aiming to satisfy every sustainability standard in the industry — between GRI, DJSI, SASB, CDP, IIRC — even though each one is different:

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Working in a field that self-selects for friendly and down-to-earth colleagues:

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And going to work every day knowing that you’re doing something worthwhile:

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About Amy Hou

Amy Hou is a Marketing Manager at Urjanet, overseeing content and communications. She enjoys writing about the latest industry updates in sustainability, energy efficiency, and data innovation.


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