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Chief Sustainability Officers


The chief sustainability officer is a high-ranking executive in a corporation or other organization. Their work focuses on developing and executing strategies to help companies operate in more environmentally friendly and sustainable ways. They help develop environmental programs and supervise the programs' employees and volunteers. Their work also entails monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of sustainability programs to make them more effective and efficient. According to the Department of Labor, there are approximately 223,260 chief executives employed in the United States, including chief sustainability officers.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Board Member

Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainability Manager

Management Trainee

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