This week the Sustainability University launched the 2020 edition of “The State of the Sustainability Profession Survey”. This annually distributed survey provides insights into the developments of the profession of sustainability managers and clearly reflects on their experiences of implementing and working on sustainability within organizations in the Netherlands.
This year’s edition marks the third survey on Dutch sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals to map the state of their profession in the Netherlands. Although the need to embed sustainability in business is bigger than ever, when compared with last year’s results, the embedding of sustainability or CSR hardly improved. We hope that the results of this year’s survey will shed a positive light on the ongoing implementation of sustainability in organizations.
On top of that, the survey also includes questions on the seven different roles and eight competencies of CSR managers (from the book MVO doe je ZO). Last year, participants identified “the coordinator” and “the simulator and connector” to be the roles they spend most time on, while they would actually rather engage more in “the strategist” role and less in “the simulator and connector” role. The survey identified different competencies to be the most important for different topics.
We value your input and encourage you to participate in our survey. By filling out this survey, you can gain the following personal benefits and insights:
- Learn what sustainability topics are the most important ones for organizations including some checklists
- Get an idea of the average salary and background of your sustainability peers
- Understand to what extent CSR is integrated in your sustainability peers’ organization
- Get insights into the roles and competences your fellow sustainability and CSR managers require the most
Once the results of the survey have been presented during SOP 2020, we will make them publicly available to everyone on our website. Please keep in mind that this survey is anonymous, and we treat your privacy rights with the highest respect.
Follow this link to complete the survey or click on the button below.