The Sustainability University researches and provides insight into the specific roles and competences of sustainability professionals that are needed to successfully implement and acceleratie sustainability within companies. For our research, we work together with other knowledge institutes and competences experts. Below you find the latest results of our research.
In April this year 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. We value your input and encourage you to participate in our survey!
The Sustainability University foundation conducted their second survey on Dutch sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals to map the state of this profession in the Netherlands. In this exploratory research, 112 sustainability professionals responded to the survey. 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.
For the first edition of the State of the Sustainability Professional, a survey was conducted amongst Dutch sustainability and CSR professionals in the Netherlands. As more of an exploratory research, 86 sustainability professionals responded to the survey. The results exhibit a general image of the current sustainability workforce landscape.
The Sustainability University Foundation has started a project to study specific competencies among sustainability professionals, to successfully realize the circular economy within their companies. Our current research amongst sustainability professionals show that “system thinking”, “foresight thinking” and “entrepreneurship” is mentioned as the most important competence for embedding circular economy strategies.