Workforce Perspectives on Accreditation for Sustainability Programs in Higher Education (Session 2)

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is hosting a second Virtual Roundtable conversation related to accreditation for sustainability degree programs in higher education. This free, 75-minute program is open to the public and invites a wide range of speakers.

This event will be repeated twice to accommodate different timezones and allow the inclusion of more participants.

Session 1: March 21 at 11:00AM EDT  (75 minutes)

Session 2: March 22 at 5:00PM EDT  (75 minutes)


The purpose of the Roundtable is for faculty and administrators from colleges and universities with sustainability programs to be able to talk with representatives from different sectors including private industry and corporations as employers of sustainability graduates, as well as city and state governments, nonprofits, federal agencies, and other employers. After brief opening comments from invited panelists, participants will be able to choose a breakout room for small group discussion. 

The main question we ask is: How  can  higher  education  align  the  design  of  sustainability  degree  programs  with  the  emergent  demands  of  a  sustainability  workforce?

Important recent publications on this topic include: Larry Fink’s Blackrock letter to CEOs, the LinkedIn Global Green Skills Report, and the Microsoft report on “Closing the Sustainability Skills Gap". 

The event will be hosted by Krista Hiser, GCSE Senior Advisor and Lead for the “Pathways toward Accreditation” initiative. For questions, please contact Krista at  

Missed the first virtual sustainability education roundtable focused on perspectives from the higher-education sector? Watch the recording here.