The 6th edition of “The State of the Sustainability Profession” (SOP) will be held this year on September 16th, from 15.00-17.00, with room to have a chat with each other afterwards. Last year’s online setting showed that it allows accessibility to the event for everyone, also internationally. Therefore, the 6th edition will also be held online. What’s unique about this event? It’s half a day filled with discussions and workshops that enable conversations on a peer-to-peer level with sustainability professionals across different industries and countries – it connects us all through the denominator of the profession of sustainability professional.
Don’t miss out on your chance to meet experienced colleagues online, exchange knowledge and learn from each other. Besides offering workshops and networking matching sessions, the State of the Sustainability Profession event 2021 also provides insights into the survey on the latest state of the profession as sustainability managers. The survey explores with you certain aspects of the sustainability or CSR profession in depth. Each year more than hundred professionals participate. Your experience is key. Join us (again) this year!
Participate in the survey of SOP 2021 here.
Are you in charge of embedding sustainability in your organization? Do you know how to engage your colleagues and senior management? To give answers to these questions and to understand the state of the sustainability profession we yearly conduct a survey. The survey gives insights into topics such as size and position of your team, salary, education, level of embedding, roles and competencies.
Last year we also included how COVID19 might have (and still does) influence your work. The results of the 2020 survey were presented and discussed on September 16th during the State of the Sustainability Profession kick-off event hosted online together with Sustainability University.
We kick off the State of the Sustainability Profession 2021 event with a short plenary session, sharing the outcomes of the SOP 2021 survey. This year’s focus is to discuss and dive deeper into what keep’s todays sustainability professionals busy and what is their role in organisations? We also look at how far organisations are in 2021 and what kind of content keeps us busy. As the State of the Sustainability Profession Survey is an essential part of the event to make it as relevant for you as possible, please don’t forget to fill in the survey if not done yet.
A little sneak peek into the topics of the agenda:
- Outcome of the annual SOP survey and reflection
- What keeps todays’ sustainability professional busy? What are their roles?
- 2 rounds of interactive peer2peer workshops
- Networking via matching
How long does the event take?
The SOP 2021 event takes place on the 16th of September from 13:00 – 17:00 (Amsterdam time). The date and time slots of the different workshops are specified in the agenda above. In case you are in doubt, please feel free to contact and ask about the event.
What COVID-19 safety measures are you adopting?
Due to ongoing uncertainties regarding COVID-19, this year’s ‘State Of the sustainability Profession’ is again going to be hosted online. Besides that, the lustre year of SOP in 2020, where we were forced to move the event online, also showed some positive sides to online events: A wider and more diverse range of participants was able to join from all over the world. We want to keep it open this year to give everyone a chance to voice their opinion, meet new sustainability peers and join this learning experience. For the events online we do not have to implement specific measures as you can comfortably join the workshops from home.
Feel free to reach out to us in case you have any doubt about COVID-19 measures and would like us to clarify anything.
How do I know whether I am allowed to join the event?
This event is exclusive for sustainability professionals. Doubting whether you can meet the requirements? Do not hesitate to send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does the event take place?
The event takes place fully online. Please make sure to note time differences (our time indications are valid for CET time zones).
Do I have to prepare something?
Please fill in the short State of the Sustainability Profession Survey. By filling in the survey you allow us to create a tailor-made event and specifically target your and your colleagues’ areas of interest / concern.
Other than that: No need to prepare anything. Just bring an open mind and enjoy the workshops and interesting discussions with your peers!
How much do I have to pay for a ticket?
Nothing. Yes, you have read that correctly. The online event and all the included workshops are all for free.
I already bought a ticket but am unable to attend - what can I do?
No worries, you can pass your ticket on to your colleague or employee. Please send an email with the following information: Name + Job title of both you and your colleague / employee to email@example.com
Did we leave any of your questions unanswered? Feel free to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team is looking forward to welcoming you on the 16th of September!