How to become a Sustainability Specialist

A sustainability specialist is responsible for coordinating sustainability projects and initiatives. They are employed to help companies and organisations balance environmental responsibility and business efficiency.

Personal requirements of a Sustainability Specialist

  • Strong written comprehension
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Passion for the environment
  • Good organisational skills

Education & Training for a Sustainability Specialist

To become a sustainability specialist, you usually need a degree in environmental science. These subjects place heavy emphasis on statistical and analytical skills. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

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