Arizona State University

Careers in Sustainability

This course is part of Sustainability Analyst Fundamentals Specialization

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Christopher Boone

Instructor: Christopher Boone

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level

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13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 9 modules in this course

Welcome to the first step in your journey toward becoming a sustainability analyst! In this course, you will learn about the basics of sustainability, what exactly a sustainability analyst does, and how to perform some of the foundational tasks needed in that role.

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2 readings1 plugin

What is sustainability, anyway? It’s a word you’ve probably heard in many different contexts, but you may not have thought about everything it includes.

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1 quiz1 plugin

Now that you know a little more about sustainability, you might wonder what a sustainability analyst actually does.

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1 reading1 quiz1 peer review2 plugins

To do everything a sustainability analyst is responsible for, it’s essential to use the right tools for the job.

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1 quiz1 plugin

As you’ve learned already, data is the foundation of the job of sustainability analysts. Spreadsheets and charts can help you identify trends and areas of improvement, which will help you communicate effectively with your team and organizational leadership.

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1 quiz1 peer review4 plugins

Depending on which sector you work in, product lifecycles may be more or less critical to your role as an analyst. However, it’s valuable to understand how product lifecycles work and how to evaluate them for potential improvements.

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1 reading1 quiz1 peer review2 plugins

Many organizations interested in sustainability know that pursuing sustainability initiatives can be a great way to get positive attention from the community. As part of your job as a sustainability analyst, you will likely be asked to help develop materials that showcase the work you and your organization are doing.

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1 peer review4 plugins

Sustainability analysts work for all kinds of organizations, including cities, states, corporations, and small businesses. There are many differences between public and private organizations, and their approaches to sustainability are also different.

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1 reading1 quiz1 peer review2 plugins

Just like any job, the role of a sustainability analyst comes with its own set of challenges. You’ll need to speak confidently about your role and what sustainability means to the organization to build effective relationships with your coworkers and management.

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2 quizzes1 peer review1 plugin

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Christopher Boone
Arizona State University
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