We surveyed 469 sustainability officers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Sustainability officers are enterprising and investigative

Sustainability officers tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a sustainability officer. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average sustainability officer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of sustainability officers are openness and social responsibility

Sustainability officers score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. They also tend to be high on the measure of social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average sustainability officer: