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Key Sustainability Trends for 2024: A Strategic Guide for Chief Sustainability Officers

The imperatives of sustainability are becoming increasingly critical, and the role of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) is evolving rapidly. As we look towards 2024 and beyond, it’s essential to understand the key trends shaping the sustainability landscape.


20 Exciting Environmental Careers

It may not be easy being green, but it’s certainly easier today than in years past. In fact, the environmental and sustainability industries are expanding rapidly into new and exciting areas. With its wide variety of jobs and steady growth, the promising environmental sector is sprouting like a healthy tree.


Biodiversity Career Outlook

Climate change, our reliance on oil and gas, and the destruction of natural habitats have led to a global biodiversity crisis. Heightened awareness of this crisis has led to an increased focus on conservation efforts by people of all ages to ensure that our ecosystem will be sustained for future generations.


A revolution in conservation? How biodiversity credits can help fund a nature-positive way of doing business

Voluntary biodiversity credits are a nascent tool that can help plug the biodiversity funding gap by allowing companies to contribute to nature restoration and nature–positive agendas.


Top Reasons to Choose a Conservation Career

As our natural landscapes face unprecedented challenges, the role of conservationists has never been more critical. If you’re seeking a meaningful and impactful career and you are interested in preserving our planet’s beauty and biodiversity, the conservation sector has you covered.


6 Reasons Why Biodiversity Conservation Is Important

Biodiversity is on the decline and has been for years. Sadly, WWF’s Living Planet Report for 2022 indicates an alarming 69 percent decrease in global populations (of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians) since 1970.


Creating Sustainable Talent Strategies for Long-Term Business Success

How to build a dynamic and holistic talent ecosystem for the future of work? Learn from Virginia Tirado, Director of Talent Acquisition at Zalando, on The Shortlist podcast. She shares her insights on how to rethink your talent strategy for long-term success. #TalentEcosystem #TheShortlist


Wanted: More skills for workers as green jobs grow

Green skills are vital for a sustainable future, but most workers lack them. LinkedIn’s report shows the growing demand and supply gap for green jobs in various sectors and roles. How can we upskill and bridge the gender gap in green talent? #GreenSkills #Sustainability #LinkedInReport


In-demand green jobs in 2023

When starting our careers, many of us want to make a positive impact. Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges, so many high-impact jobs can be found in the environmental sector. This article looks at the most in-demand ‘green’ jobs.


5 ways biodiversity matters to jobs, health and the economy

Nature-positive economic models in key sectors could provide almost 400 million jobs and over $10 trillion in annual business value by 2030. Here’s why biodiversity matters to jobs, health and the economy.


10 tips and tricks to power up your nonprofit’s social media strategy from a conservation media expert

Are you looking for the right approach for your conservation project, and the best way to engage with like-minded people who believe in your cause? Here are the best tips and tricks that you can follow to be a successful non-profit.


What conservation leaders must get to know for themselves

Leadership is a broad spectrum skill set. It related to personal, interpersonal, intellectual, perceptive and learning capabilities.


20 Careers To Pursue With an Environmental Science Degree

The field of environmental science is growing at a faster rate than ever due to issues such as climate change and pollution. Individuals who pursue an environmental science degree have several options when it comes to jobs, including a career as a microbiologist, environmental scientist and environmental engineer.


Fostering a culture of sustainability starts with your people

It is becoming increasingly important for organisations to develop a culture of sustainability as a key component of their policies and practices. HR professionals will play a critical role in fostering this development as they are responsible for creating an environment where employees are empowered to contribute to the organisation’s sustainability objectives.


Social Sustainability: How to Build a Responsible Workplace

In business, social sustainability encourages corporate organizations to prioritize the basic human needs of its employees and make positive contributions to society. Read on to learn more about social sustainability and how to practice it within your organization.


How Business Can Integrate Biodiversity into a Nature Strategy

Companies can act now by assessing their nature impacts and dependencies and developing nature-based solutions that mitigate harmful impacts, safeguard communities, and protect and regenerate biological diversity.


Your next corporate job: Protecting biodiversity

Jobs focusing on preserving and regenerating nature are on the rise. The focus: mitigating risk and seizing the opportunity. Will “nature positive” be the next “net zero”?


These are the skills young people will need for the green jobs of the future

Farming, architecture, science, and teaching are some of the sectors that will need new green skills, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Almost half of the young people feel they don’t have the right skills, according to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Labs Youth Recovery Plan 2021. In the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020, employers estimate that four in 10 workers will need to be reskilled.


The 12 Types Of Conservation Career (and how to choose which one is for you?)

Want to work in conservation, but sure where to start? Are there any jobs suitable for you in conservation? What should you study to get a job in conservation? Here are brilliant responses to these burning questions.


What are Green Jobs? Guide to Green Careers for 2022

Green jobs are jobs that help improve the environment, which involve air quality, green building, recycling, & renewable energy. Green careers will be gaining importance this year because of the rapid construction of buildings & the increasing demand for eco-friendly products.


Upskill for Green Jobs of the Future

The number of US jobs in renewables and the environment has more than trebled in five years, a new LinkedIn report says. However, there is a huge need for reskilling and upskilling as demand for green talent is outstripping supply, LinkedIn warns.


How to attract an environmentally conscious workforce

Today, more and more employees are looking to work for organizations that actively contribute towards improving the environment. Many people understand that organisations’ environmental consciousness is important for a sustainable future.


How to Get into Conservation – Here Are Our Top Tips!

Conservation jobs can be hard work, but they are also rewarding for those who want to make a difference. If you dream of a better world where natural resources are safeguarded and preserved, working in conservation will give you a chance to do your bit for the planet.


Ecology Careers: What Do Ecologist Do?

Ecologists best understand how organisms relate to the physical and natural environment. Sounds interesting? What’s the trajectory for ecology careers? And how much do they earn? Find you more about ecology as a career.


2022 Guide to Green Careers – All You Need to Know

Do you know that there are around 10 million job openings this year, and they are only shooting up? By 2030, the green economy is expected to offer up to 24 million new green jobs. If you’re interested, read this article to help you find the perfect job in the green industry.


Environmental Careers That Help the Planet

Are you an environmental campaigner, animal lover, recycling maven, compost advocate, carpool organizer, water conserver, or energy saver? Here are some environmental careers that allows you build your career by helping the planet.


How Can Wildlife Conservation Support Human Development?

Conservation and human development are often presented as two separate issues with little overlap. But a new UN assessment is warning that a million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction within decades – and it’s threatening human life, as well.


10 of the Best Career Paths for Modern Day Conservationists

Looking for a job is no easy task, & a career in conservation is arguably one of the toughest to land. While a passion for the environment is good grounds to start on, it can be difficult to figure out the exact line of work you want to pursue. Here’s a list that will help you.


5 ways biodiversity matters to jobs, health, and the economy

On International Day for Biological Diversity, we must celebrate the potential of nature to solve many of the global problems. Nature-positive economic models in key sectors could provide 4 million jobs and over $10 trillion in annual business value by 2030. Here’s why.


5 biodiversity guidelines to watch in 2022

Biodiversity bubbled up as an important issue for businesses during 2021. Businesses grappled with how to move beyond commitments, and setting biodiversity goals requires different considerations. Here are 5 biodiversity disclosure frameworks & strategy guidelines coming in 2022.


Sustainability and Digital are the Ultimate Opportunity for HR in 2022

A study of 1000 senior professionals in the UK has concerns about the green credentials of future business leaders. This is a top concern for today’s leaders, along with digital prowess. The increased focus on sustainability is a clear trend that extends far beyond COP26.


Employee Engagement and Going Green

Improving employee engagement in greening your business can lead to a more motivated, productive, and dynamic workforce. This guide presents ten proven ways to engage employees in your organization’s environmental and social goals.


How green organizations can hire more diverse people

More people deserve opportunities to become leaders in the green movement including people of color. This is why it’s crucial to center DEIJ into the foundational work of all green organizations. Here is what green organizations can do to accelerate DEIJ efforts.


What To Look For When Hiring an Environmental Consultant

The cost of your environmental consulting firm is not in the invoice they send you, but in the time and money, they will save you. Here is a list of what to look for and research when looking for an environmental consultant.


These are the sectors where green jobs are growing in demand

We can see that the shift to hiring for the green economy is already underway worldwide and spans across a wide range of industries. What are the sectors where green jobs are growing in demand? Click here to find out.


Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Emphasises ‘All-Hands-on-Deck’ Approach

Are we doing enough to ensure that nature conservation commitments are delivered? Parties to the UN CBD will soon agree the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to guide future conservation & scale up efforts to make economies more equitable & sustainable. Click here for more.


Why HR Teams Are Core to an Environmentally Sustainable Business Approach?

Organizations are taking an increasing interest in reducing their environmental impact and developing an environmentally sustainable business approach. Once an environmental policy is set, it needs to have action taken at every level with direct involvement from Human Resources.


Turning Green Degrees Into Sustainable Careers

To address the climate change crisis and meet Paris Climate Agreement targets, societies across the world must work to decarbonize the global economy. Shifting to a greener economy can also generate many new jobs.


35 Environmental Organizations and Nonprofits For a Sustainable Future (List and Ways You Can Get Involved)

Shifting our lifestyle and consumer choices is one way we can help address particular problems; getting politically active with our voices and votes can also help push for more systemic, widespread change. And one of the most effective ways to help realize a more sustainable future is to also support environmental nonprofits. Read on to know more.


5 ways biodiversity matters to jobs, health and the economy

The great acceleration of the global economy over the past 70 years has boosted average income and life expectancy. However, these benefits have not been equitably shared and have come at a great cost to our natural systems. Biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in history, and this has grave consequences on our livelihoods, health and prosperity. Read on to know more.


Why a Green Hiring Strategy Can Help Attract Millennial Talent

In a competitive hiring environment, your employer brand can make a significant difference. Young professionals are now looking at their holistic work environment before joining a company, and this goes beyond only compensation. Work-life balance, creative benefits packages, and a “purpose” in their jobs will determine a candidate’s decision in your favor. Read on to know more.


NATURE HIRES: How Nature-based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how vulnerable countries and global systems are to major shocks. The response of many governments to the pandemic — social distancing and the closure of large parts of the economy — has triggered an economic crisis, with rapid and unprecedented job losses. Read on to know more.


Green Human Resources Management Definition & Meaning

Green Human Resources Management (GHRM) can be defined as a set of policies, practices, and systems that stimulate the green behavior of a company’s employees in order to create an environmentally sensitive, resource-efficient, and socially responsible organization. Read on to know more.


Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss

Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources. Read on to know more.


Guidelines for planning and monitoring corporate biodiversity performance

The Guidelines for planning and monitoring corporate biodiversity performance offer an approach for developing a  corporate-level biodiversity strategic plan, including measurable goals and objectives and a set of core linked indicators, that will allow companies to measure their biodiversity performance across their operations. The Guidelines can be used by any company in any sector that has impacts and dependencies on biodiversity, whether large or small, national or multinational. Read on to know more.


The Relationship of Business to Biodiversity

Biodiversity is a fundamental component of long-term business survival. Businesses rely on genes, species, and ecosystem services as critical inputs into their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to treat and dissipate waste, maintain soil and water quality and help control the air composition. Read on to know more.


Be the Change: Working and Volunteering to Save the Ocean

Covering 70% of the Earth’s surface and producing half the oxygen we breathe, oceans are crucial to sustaining life. Not only do they regulate the climate, but oceans also play a significant role in global economies. More than three-quarters of all U.S. trade involves some form of marine transportation, and U.S. ocean-dependent businesses employ 3 million people and create $282 billion in goods and services, according to the National Ocean Service. Read on to know more.


Biodiversity for life: Careers that link conservation and health

Perhaps the ultimate way we recognize our dependence on nature is when we see biodiversity as the foundation for the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. That’s precisely the theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity, which recognizes the power of biodiversity to transform global food systems, secure ecosystem services, and boost human health and well-being.


6 Great Reasons To Consider A Career In Environmental Management

Have you always dreamed of a global career where you can make a real difference in the world? Do you like the idea of inspiring others and leading your own team? Have you got a passion for both science and the environment? Then a career in environmental management could be the ideal pursuit for you. Read on and discover six great reasons why you might want to consider a career in environmental management.


5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy, and your wellbeing

Biodiversity is critically important – to your health, to your safety, and, probably, to your business or livelihood. But biodiversity – the diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems – is declining globally, faster than at any other time in human history. In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, here are the five ways in which biodiversity supports our economies and enhances our wellbeing – and has the potential to do even more.


How to Start A Great Green Team for Your Business

Possibly one of the most under-utilized strategies for embedding sustainability in your business is the establishment of a green team. Yet how to start a green team – or how to best leverage it if they already have one – still remains a challenge. Starting a green team will take some work initially, but it will be worth the effort!


Engaging Employees to Create a Sustainable Business

The key to creating a vibrant and sustainable company is to find ways to get all employees—from top executives to assembly line workers—personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts. Click here to know more.


The 12 Types Of Conservation Career (and how to choose which one is for you?)

Do you want to work in conservation but not sure where to start? Would there be any job suitable for you in conservation? James Borrell, a conservation scientist, and science communicator laid out as many career paths as he can think of, in an effort to make aspiring conservationists at least aware of their options.


Ecological Restoration Is A $25 Billion Industry That Generates 220,000 Jobs

Over the years, movies, pop culture, and unfortunately, some people in power implied that environmental regulation is a job killer, which is why there is still resistance from people whenever ecological restoration is pursued. Yes, regulation may kill some jobs, but it creates more and newer jobs than mining, logging, or steel production. Click here to know why ecological restoration is a multi-billion industry that generates hundreds of thousands of jobs.


80% of conservation careers negatively affected by COVID pandemic (commentary)

With health and economic impacts at the forefront of global concerns, what’s happening to the people whose job is to protect the future of our health, wealth, and wellbeing – that of the planet? Read on to know more.


Agricultural Recruitment Specialists Latest Blog – Biodiversity And Agricultural Policy In Europe

If sustainability and the global environment are your major concerns in life, kickstarting your UK career in the agricultural sector means you could start to make a difference. There are lots of different careers right across the agricultural, horticultural, and animal/livestock care sectors, and loads of rural industries crying out for motivated, qualified trainees and graduates. Read on to know more.


Human impacts on Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of life. There are thought to be 8.7 million species on planet Earth. In this video, it shows how loss of one key species can have a detrimental impact on many levels.


Why the natural world is key to a green recovery

Why the Natural World is Key to a Green Recovery: This era of pandemic clearly shows us the relationship between the health of ecosystems and people’s health. After this lesson, World Economic Forum tell us why we cannot return to a system that does not link job creation and the economy with the health of ecosystems and their inhabitants.


Environmental devastation: a crime against humanity?

Environmental devastation – a crime against humanity?: Professor Philippe Sands, an international human rights barrister, talks about the origins of the right to a healthy natural environment, and why we must act now. You can read the whole article here.


Firms’ Environmental Performance in Times of Crisis

Leaders are often called upon to “rise to the challenge” in times of crisis. As firms and their leaders rise as best they can amid the ongoing health and economic crises, yet another crisis lies on the horizon. A looming environmental crisis, obscured by the exigency of the pandemic, requires action be taken by firms (and others). So how will business leaders and companies respond? Take a look at the impact of the current crisis on firms’ environmental performance.


Get Paid to Help the Environment: 7 Green Jobs With Salaries Up to $120,000

7 Sustainability Careers That Pay Really Well: There are individuals who feel strongly about protecting the planet but due to work and other commitments, these people doesn’t have enough time to pursue their passion. Why not find a role that does good for the planet and your bank account? Here are some green jobs that you can consider.


Envisioning a biodiversity science for sustaining human well-being

Envisioning a Biodiversity Science for Sustaining Human Well-being: A recent assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) estimates that one million of approximately 10 million species that exist now are threatened with extinction along with the ecosystems they inhabit. Yet, in the post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) world, investments in conservation are likely to decline further.


How to save marine biodiversity, and the ocean economy

How to Save Marine Biodiversity, and the Ocean Economy: With marine life threatened by pollution, habitat loss and degradation, measures are being put in place to safeguard genetic diversity. But more action is needed. Click here to know why there is a need to forge more equitable research partnerships between industrialized and developing countries.


5 Ecological Business Trends for 2020

5 Ecological Business Trends This Year: Modern consumers are not only looking for sustainability in the products they purchase but in the actual company they’re doing business with too. Here are some trends reflecting the way both businesses and their customers are taking the health of the planet into account.


Biodiversity Loss Threatens the World’s Poorest People Most: Report

Biodiversity Loss Threatens the World’s Poorest People Most: The link between biodiversity and humanity’s “health, wealth, and security” is made abundantly clear in a new report published by the WWF and the Institute of Zoology. Rebecca Shaw, WWF’s chief scientist, explained why vulnerable communities depend more on natural systems and how they are greatly affected by the loss of biodiversity.” Click here to learn more.


Looking to the past to maintain future biodiversity 

“This new knowledge from the past tells us that terrestrial biodiversity will experience significant changes in response to future global warming. These include wide-scale species declines, threatening the goods and services ecosystems provide to humanity.” Associate Professor David Nogues-Bravo from the University of Copenhagen was co-author of the study. Click here to know how learning from the past maintains future biodiversity.


Zoos are key to the planet’s healthy future – don’t let them go extinct

Did you know that zoos published thousands of scientific studies in the past couple of decades? Due to their scientific contribution, zoos are believed to be the key to the planet’s healthy future. However, zoos all around the world seemed to have struggled more than most businesses. Read on to find out how the future looks like for the zoos and how crucial it is for them to strive and continue to innovate.


Rising global temperatures driving birds from the tropics faster and at greater scale than anticipated

Researchers have discovered that waterbirds around the equator are sensitive to global warming and are reacting more quickly than birds from regions with a more moderate climate. Click here to find out how rising global temperatures drive birds away from the tropics.


A New Era of Ocean-Climate Action

A New Era of Ocean-Climate Action: Ocean ecosystems and wildlife are struggling as waters warm and become more acidic. Not to mention, sea-level rise and extreme weather events are damaging and displacing coastal and island communities around the world. With a new series of papers, how can climate programs work to usher ocean-climate solutions into mainstream climate action?


A ‘first aid kit’ for the world’s coral reefs?

The world’s coral reefs are struggling to survive due to overfishing, climate change, and pollution. A group of scientists is sketching out a new blueprint to save them. Jack Kittinger, the author of the op-ed and head of Conservation International’s global fisheries and aquaculture work, explained that there are a few different strategies that they can implement to save reefs. Read on to learn about the “coral reef first aid kit.”


COVID-19: Making the case for biodiversity

European Commission adopted the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and manifested its ambition to protect and restore biodiversity and well-functioning ecosystems in Europe and worldwide in line with the European Green Deal. The strategy was created as an urgent call for action for setting Europe’s biodiversity on the recovery path by 2030. Read more to learn about the EU’s commitment to the new global framework for post-2020 under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.


Climate change, biodiversity loss and other global ills share root causes

Do you know what climate change, biodiversity, and other global ills have in common? Since the issues of climate change and biodiversity are deeply intertwined, they share root causes. Earth’s sixth mass extinction event is underway due to the rising global temperature and accelerating loss of species which is at a rate far more rapid than the evolution of new species. What are the great risks to people and nature if we allow the global climate to warm at its current rate and won’t pay attention to the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss?


8 June is World Oceans Day

For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all!


5 Ways to Help Animals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Life has changed dramatically due to COVID-19, which prompted people to stay home resulting to halted business in every industry including operations of animal sanctuaries, shelters, and rescue groups. Don’t fret and look into the brighter side of things. Here are 5 ways to help animals during this time.


Birds connect our world

Time to revisit our relationship with nature. Join UNEP in celebrating Migratory Bird Day on May 9th. The theme is “Birds Connect Our World”, which highlights the importance of conserving and restoring the ecosystems that support the natural cycles essential for the survival and well-being of migratory birds.


Biodiversity in grave danger: what can be done in 2020?

Taking action to stem biodiversity loss was the focus of several events, reports and activities in January—important reminders that 2020, the “Super Year” for nature, is a real opportunity to stop and indeed reverse ecological devastation. Read on to know more.


Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause – the rampant destruction of the natural world – is rapidly halted, the world’s leading biodiversity experts have warned.


Coronavirus outbreak highlights need to address threats to ecosystems and wildlife

According to UNEP’s Frontiers 2016 on Emerging Issues of Environment Concern, emerging diseases have had direct costs of more than US$ 100 billion rising to several trillion dollars once the outbreaks had become human pandemics. This is the environment community thinks it’s important to address threats to ecosystem and wildlife to prevent zoonoses from emerging. Click here to know more.


Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions for Coronavirus to Emerge

A number of researchers think that humanity’s destruction of biodiversity creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like COVID-19 to arise. Pathogens are transmitting from animals to humans. According to US CDC, three quarters of new or emerging diseases originate in nonhuman animals. Read on to learn more.


Coronavirus outbreak highlights need to address threats to ecosystems and wildlife

According to UNEP’s Frontiers 2016 on Emerging Issues of Environment Concern, emerging diseases have had direct costs of more than US$ 100 billion rising to several trillion dollars once the outbreaks had become human pandemics. This is the environment community thinks it’s important to address threats to ecosystem and wildlife to prevent zoonoses from emerging. Click here to know more.


Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions for Coronavirus to Emerge

A number of researchers think that humanity’s destruction of biodiversity creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like COVID-19 to arise. Pathogens are transmitting from animals to humans. According to US CDC, three quarters of new or emerging diseases originate in nonhuman animals. Read on to learn more.


An economic case for protecting the Planet

In 2009, a group of scientists proposed how to assess the health of the global commons defining 9 planetary boundaries vital to humans’ survival. How far could we go before we cross over the thresholds leading us to irreversible or catastrophic change? GEF’s CEO, Naoko Ishii, will discuss this and more in her TED Talk.

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