Globally Responsible
Careers in STEM

Sustainability consultant

If you want to combine your interest in the environment with business and leadership, sustainability consulting could be for you. As a sustainability consultant, you will help companies and businesses become more socially and environmentally responsible in how they operate. You will need to create sustainable solutions for the often conflicting needs of people, the environment, development and successful business.

Work will involve evaluating the impact a company is having on the environment (for example, their carbon footprint) and then minimising that impact or planning the use of limited resources. You may be involved in all or some stages of a project from planning and building, through to remediation, restoration and reuse of land and property, for example.

Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG Goal 13: Climate action
SDG Goal 14: Life below water
SDG Goal 15: Life on land

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021