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Chief Sustainability Officers - 11-1011.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)
  • Corporate Sustainability Process Manager
  • CSR and Sustainability VP (Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Vice President)
  • Sustainability Chancellor
  • Sustainability Chief
  • Sustainability Director
  • Sustainability Initiatives Vice President (Sustainability Initiatives VP)
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Programs Director
  • Sustainable Design Director

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-1000 Top Executives
11-1010 Chief Executives
11-1011.00 Chief Executives
11-1011.03 Chief Sustainability Officers

Related Occupations


  • Conduct risk assessments related to sustainability and the environment.
  • Create and maintain sustainability program documents, such as schedules and budgets.
  • Develop methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives.
  • Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.
  • Develop sustainability reports, presentations, or proposals for supplier, employee, academia, media, government, public interest, or other groups.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.
  • Direct sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations.
  • Evaluate and approve proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives.
  • Formulate or implement sustainability campaign or marketing strategies.
  • Identify and evaluate pilot projects or programs to enhance the sustainability research agenda.
  • Identify educational, training, or other development opportunities for sustainability employees or volunteers.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of sustainability programs.
  • Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
  • Review sustainability program objectives, progress, or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Supervise employees or volunteers working on sustainability projects.
  • Write and distribute financial or environmental impact reports.
  • Write project proposals, grant applications, or other documents to pursue funding for environmental initiatives.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to determine project feasibility.
  • Analyze risks related to investments in green technology.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies for environmental initiatives.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Evaluate capabilities or training needs.
  • Evaluate environmental or sustainability projects.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Identify environmental concerns.
  • Identify opportunities for green initiatives.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.
  • Manage outreach activities.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Present sustainable products or services information to the public.
  • Schedule activities or facility use.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
  • Support the professional development of others.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Environmental Engineering and Science (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Health Physics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Industrial Hygiene (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Medical Physics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Radiation (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Disaster Preparedness Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Environmental Engineering Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Health Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Science and Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Safety Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Industrial Hygiene Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Officer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Officer, Medical Entomologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Safety Engineer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Vice President