Sustainability at the Careers Service
Oxford students given access to employers’ green credentials
The University of Oxford Careers Service’s mission is to enable students to make well informed decisions about their career. As part of this, we are actively exploring ways to help students learn about organisations’ approaches to sustainability.
Working Towards a Sustainable Future: Building an Impactful Career
The Oxford Careers Service is hosting a wide variety of sustainability careers events in Week 4 of Michaelmas 2021 to coincide with COP26. Join our sustainability events in 4th week: 1-5 November 2021 for a series of speaker panels, info sessions and workshops to help you explore career paths in sustainability.
Accessing employers' sustainability credentials
Drawing on the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment, the Careers Service has introduced a set of questions for recruiters, that allows students to find out more about a recruiter’s sustainability credentials. Students are able to easily access an organisation’s stance on the climate crisis, its plan on how it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050 and remain profitable, and other relevant credentials in the area of sustainability. In future, students will be able to search on those employers who have answered sustainability questions in specific ways.
Any recruiter wishing to post a vacancy on the Oxford University’s CareerConnect system, will be prompted to answer the following:
- Does your organisation recognise the climate crisis, agree with the science, and confirm that it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050, or earlier?
- Does your organisation have a specific, publicly accessible plan, that lays out how it will achieve Net-Zero by 2050 or earlier? (Provide web address if available)
- Does your organisation have a plan for how it will remain profitable while achieving Net-Zero by 2050, or earlier?
- Does your organisation have any other relevant credentials in the area of sustainability of which you’d like to ensure students are aware? (Eg, B-Corp, use of renewables, etc) (Open text box to describe other credentials)
You can see what individual recruiters have responded to the questions above by visiting the organisation profile on CareerConnect.