Managing Sustainability Skills and Careers: An Integrated Quantitative and Qualitative Approach. Seminar on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Dottor Aneil Tripathy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (United States of America). The seminar is reserved to Department of Management.

  • Date: 07 May 2024 from 13:00 to 14:00

  • Event location: On line (Teams) and live in Aula Seminari 1, via Capo di Lucca 34, Bologna

Sustainability jobs have grown dramatically across corporations over the last decade. However, the speed at which the workforce is transitioning towards climate and sustainability work needs to dramatically increase.

Key barriers include the time required for reskilling towards climate and sustainability expertise, a perceived wage gap between generic and sustainability-geared jobs with the same skills, and clear career trajectories for sustainability practitioners. As academic researchers, we can better understand and tackle these key bottlenecks by integrating quantitative assessments of current sustainability titles and roles with qualitative research amongst practitioners.

In this presentation, I present initial analysis on a perceived sustainability wage gap along with relevant qualitative research amongst finance and corporate sustainability practitioners.

Dr Aneil Tripathy is an economic and climate anthropologist who has both analyzed and worked in climate finance since 2014. Aneil is an impact fellow at the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium and a member of the MIT Sloan Aggregate Confusion Project. Aneil was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna, working on the European Research Council Impact Hau project. Aneil is a core member of the Energy and Climate Finance Network (ECFN) in the University of St Andrew's Centre for Energy Ethics and has been a visiting researcher at Bayes Business School, Lancaster University, and was an associate of University College London’s Centre for An Anthropology of Sustainability (CAOS).

He has seven peer-reviewed publications in Economic AnthropologyJournal of Environmental Investing, and Focaal

The seminar will be held in English.

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