The Centre for Sustainability & Excellence always believed so and during the last few years, this belief has turned into reality as thousands of companies are hiring Sustainability and CSR professionals with specialized education.
Research from various sources has shown that since the introduction of the term of sustainable development in the late 1980s, there has been a constant growth in the number of companies with full-time sustainability managers. Especially since 2000 the number of such companies has increased by 400%. Only in North America more than 1000 companies are expected to produce Sustainability Reports in 2016, meaning that more specialized jobs will be created. Furthermore, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption being two of the top topics on the agenda of shareholders and investors, organizations are now in need of specialized professionals with the knowledge and skills to monitor, evaluate and report their sustainability performance.
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