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  • You can have a career that is doing well while doing good! And this is the time.
  • I care about impacting rural poverty. Focus on agriculture in rural areas bc 75% of world’s poor are here. Via generating wealth, skills, and development – people reach their potential* Family link – grandfather grew up on a farm in Germany, grandmother and mother avid gardeners.Started my career in international development at OxfamFollowed the supply chain to Oaxaca Mexico and found a much more complicated story of MigrationInternational tradePovertyAmazing coffee productClick through experiencesThen:There are more than 1 ways to be an activist and engaged citizen. Activism is important to get companies to change. Other side of this is supporting companies to do the right thingWhat I’ve doneNGOsResearchStart ups and large corporate like Mars
  • Farmers/producersCooperativesFarmsBuyersCPG (Unilever, Mars, etc)Small mission-based brands (Equal Exchange)Trading companies (sustainable harvest, Cargill, etc)RetailersMainstream SupermarketsNatural Foods StoresBig-box storesSupport organizationsDevelopment (oxfam, etc)Technical (ietechnoserve)Finance (root capital)CertifiersGovernment Domestic USDAEmerging markets International, UN/ FAO
  • Sustainability can be a separate department, or embedded within a function. I’ve worked in roles where it is embedded in a function.Each comes with advantages and challenges
  • What would you remember about me?Hi, I’m Shayna Harris, I care about developing great quality food products that support farming communities for a sustainable future, and I vehemently believe that we can and will have both in our food supply chains. I develop and execute programs that are strategic and make a difference to the industry. I am a creative problem solver and effective change agent.
  • Understand your skillsHow do the skills developed in one sector translate to another? For example:My campaign strategy experience can be applied to sustainability strategy in the private sector
  • What is your skill set?AnalyticalCorporate communicationsOperationsFinanceStrategy and leadershipScientific researchetcFor example:My campaign strategy experience can be applied to sustainability strategy in the private sector
  • Look for books to push and expand your knowledgeDevelopment as Freedom – AmartyaSenChocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cooca in West Africa – Orla RyanFollow thought leaders – columns, blogs, twitterNew York Times columnists Michael Pollen and Mark BittmanMarc Gunter’s blogThe Guardian – INSERT NAME OF NEWSLETTERSJoin relevant industry and trade organizationsThe Sustainable Food LabThe Sustainability Consortium

Careers in CSR and Sustainability Careers in CSR and Sustainability Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com “Food for Thought: Careers in Sustainability in Food and Agriculture“ featuring Shayna Harris Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • Food for Thought: Careers in Sustainability in Food and Agriculture ~ About Shayna Harris ~ Overview of the industry ~ How to get the job ~ How to succeed at the job ~ Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • about Shayna • Focus: rural development through sustainable supply chains • Graduate of MIT Sloan (MBA/sustainability certificate ‘11) and Boston University (international development and political science ‘03) • Oxfam America global trade and development program, focused in building sustainable coffee supply chain; geographic focus Latin America and East Africa • Fulbright Scholar in northeastern Brazil (economic development, 2008) • Private sector experience at Stonyfield Farm, Divine Chocolate, and Mars • Love alt.Latino, samba and salsa, the Sunday New York Times, learning new languages, biking to work Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • Farmers/Producers Traders and brands RetailersNGOs Government/IGOs The sustainability ecosystem food and agriculture case study Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • Farmers/producers – Cooperatives – Farms Traders and brands – CPG/FMCG – Small mission-based brands – Trading companies Retailers – Mainstream Supermarkets – Natural Foods Stores – Big-box stores NGOs – Development – Technical – Financing – Certifying/auditing Government / IGO – National – International – Bilateral The sustainability ecosystem food and agriculture case study Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • Jobs in sustainability – know your industry food and agriculture case study Corporate headquarters Research and Development Procurement Corporate Affairs Finance Sustainability etc Corporate headquarters Research and Development Sustainability Procurement Sustainability Corporate Affairs Sustainability Finance Sustainability etc Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • How to get the job Key questions to consider – Where in the value chain do I want to effect change? – What key skills to I bring to this sector? What skills do I want to learn in this sector? – What core experiences set me apart? What experiences do I need to gain? – When I think about sustainability, do I think about • An issue • A skill set • An industry • A region – What is your elevator pitch? – What do you want someone to remember about you? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • How to get the job Telling your story • Develop your story – develop your self- awareness – What am I passionate about? – Why? What has brought me to this place? – Draw out your journey (a map from a -> c -> r -> z) – Do an energy chart – When you read the paper, what sections do you read first, second? Which do you throw out? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • How to get the job Understand your transferable skills • Understand your hard and soft skills – How do the skills developed in one sector translate to another? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • How to get the job Develop your network • Write it down – What are the 5 – 10 organizations that you want to target? – Who are 3 – 5 thought leaders that you want to follow? • How will you build your network? – Linked In – Facebook – Informational interviews – Volunteer and internship opportunities – Speaking events – Trade shows and conferences • Be creative about your entry points: sustainability, function, collaborative public private projects, emerging market experience, etc. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • • New emerging field • Need to be comfortable with uncertainty…. • Flexibility • Humility • Ask questions – be inquiry based! How to succeed at the job Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Stay engaged! Look for books to push and expand your knowledge Follow thought leaders – columns, blogs, twitter Join relevant industry and trade organizations Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Remember – permanent beta “Finished ought to be an f-word for all of us. We are all works in progress… keeping your career in permanent beta forces you to acknowledge that you have bugs, and that there’s new development to do on yourself, that you will need to adapt to evolve.” Reid Hoffman, founder Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 1: How can people encourage their employers to make CSR/sustainability a core aspect of the business? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 2: Can you list some companies where CSR/sustainability is already a main part of the business model? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 3: Which types of organizations are best suited for getting experience in CSR/sustainability? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 4: What are the salary ranges like compared to careers in marketing or management? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 5: Do you believe CSR/sustainability activities have a healthy future in our current economic situation? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 6: Which companies, in your opinion, are engaging in effective CSR/sustainability practices? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 7: How present are the concepts of ecosystem services in CSR dialogues? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Questions & Answers Question 8: Do you see a future in third-world nations that rely on technology for sustainability? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49
  • Thanks for Joining & Good Luck! Book your session with Shayna Harris at http://www.evisors.com/expert/1924 Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/49