Category Archives: The Guardian

How to get a career in sustainability: hard work, talent and perseverance

You’ve seen the light. After a decade as an accountant or sales manager or marketing executive, you decide a career in corporate sustainability is the thing for you. And why not? The power of business can potentially help to resolve some of the most taxing social and environmental issues of the day. Being part of that promises plenty of exciting development and brain-twisting challenges along the way; not to mention the quiet satisfaction that derives from doing a job that

How to appeal to a company with sustainable values

With competition tough, what training, skills and experience should you highlight when applying for a job that appeals to your sustainability values? A study conducted by the global management consultancy Hay Group, which surveyed 600 graduates and managers at 40 of the UK’s largest graduate employers, found that more graduates are prioritising career progression and the ability to make a difference over bonuses and benefits. But it’s not only graduates who are changing their priorities. Neil King, HR director at the London Early

Women at the top is better for business and the environment

This article was written by Oliver Balch for The Guardian and features Shannon Houde. Female leadership is characterised by vision and the ability to convey it to others, research shows, but senior sustainability jobs are more likely to held by men. In the pale, male corridors of corporate power, Indra Nooyi represents a rare exception. She’s a woman, sure. But she’s also won praise for her long-term strategic vision, highlighted most clearly by her pledge to make PepsiCo’s product line more