UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Blog

Sustainability Forum

October 29, 2009 By Joel Thomas

On Friday, October 23, KFBS hosted the 8th Annual Careers in Sustainability Forum.  The forum consisted of a series of panels around numerous types of functional roles in the world of sustainability.  Each panel consisted of roughly six practitioners.  The roles covered by panels included:
•    Renewable Energy
•    Green Building
•    Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
•    Sustainabiltiy Consulting
•    Corporate Social Responsibility
It was especially encouraging to see that individuals can impact environmental and social bottom lines in a host of different roles.  In other words, it is possible to get the type of job you want, and have it be sustainably focused too.  This is a hopeful proposition for anyone entering the sustainability focused.

Joel Thomas (Class of ’11)