When you were in high school meeting with your career adviser or counselor, were you ever presented with a career in sustainability as an option? If yes, I would love the name of your adviser to send them a thank you card! Not only are there many careers focused on sustainability or supporting functions, but they are also competitive and widely well-paid roles.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB) is the largest brewing company in the US with a 45% share of the market, making their sustainability goals extremely important. Some of the AB by-2025 highlights include renewable energy, water stewardship, smart agriculture, and circular packaging.
The EPA reports that commercial air travel is producing the highest and fastest growth of GHG emissions contributing 12% of U.S. transportation emissions. Comparatively, the aviation industry would rank number 6 in the world as a top emitter.
I started studying Mars Inc. in 2019 and continue to be inspired by their Healthy Planet actions. Most people think of chocolate when they think of Mars but their business is so much more. With almost $35 billion in sales their brands include candy, pet food, rice, and beverages.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American eats over 222 pounds of meat a year. As America has become wealthier, we have also consumed more meat per capita which is resource-intensive and environmentally destructive. Livestock are a leading cause of climate change resulting in approximately 14.5 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.