So you’re the first sustainability hire. Now what?

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You’ve been offered your dream job tackling sustainability issues for a company that is in the nascent stages of embedding sustainability into its operations and culture. But you’re starting from the ground up. No team. Just you. What’s the roadmap to success? With a master of environmental management degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, concentrating on business and the environment, I have spent the past five years focusing on corporate social responsibility objectives across multiple industries. Food manufacturing and distribution is my current focus; however, I also have worked across various sectors in the renewables industry and sustainability consulting.

Sustainability often means something different to each company. The definition of sustainability is heavily affected by various key stakeholders, inclusive of customers and investors. Here’s a foundational guide to leveraging your sustainability know-how and create real change that is digestible, presentable, and advantageous for your key customers — your new colleagues.

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