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Careers in Trade

Environmental and Sustainability

Career focuses on sustainable trade strategies that align with environmental standards and global sustainability goals.

Below are samples of some exciting roles in this area to help guide your studies and career planning.

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Sustainable Trade Advisor


As a Sustainable Trade Advisor, your primary role is to help companies develop and implement sustainable trade strategies that comply with environmental standards and global sustainability goals.

You provide expertise to businesses on balancing economic growth with environmental protection. By analyzing trade policies, supply chains, and business practices, you identify opportunities to enhance environmental sustainability, thereby reducing ecological footprints while maintaining profitability.

Your recommendations not only influence corporate strategies but also contribute to shaping international trade policies focused on sustainability.


  • In-depth knowledge of environmental science and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to analyze and improve trade and supply chain processes.
  • Strong consulting and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and advocacy abilities.
  • Proficiency in developing and implementing sustainable solutions.

Growth Opportunities

  • Potential to advance to senior advisory roles or lead sustainability initiatives within large corporations or international organizations.


  • A Master's degree in Environmental Science or Sustainability Studies. 
Green Supply Chain Manager Re

Green Supply Chain Manager


As a Green Supply Chain Manager, you lead the transformation of supply chain practices towards greater environmental friendliness. Your role encompasses managing the entire supply chain process, ensuring it aligns with sustainable practices and reduces environmental impact.

You implement eco-friendly methods in sourcing, production, distribution, and waste management. Your innovative and sustainable solutions not only decrease the ecological footprint of the supply chain but also often lead to cost savings and improved efficiency.

By advocating for sustainable practices, you play a key role in steering international trade operations towards more responsible and environmentally conscious approaches.


  • Expertise in sustainable supply chain management.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in implementing eco-friendly practices across supply chain stages.
  • Ability to drive cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Commitment to promoting environmental sustainability in business practices.

Growth Opportunities

  • Potential for career growth includes advancing to senior management roles in sustainability or operations.
  • Opportunities to become a leader or consultant in the field of green supply chain management and sustainability.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or Supply Chain Management.
Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager


As a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, your role is central to reinforcing a company's commitment to ethical practices and sustainability in international trade. You are tasked with developing and implementing CSR strategies that are in line with the company's values and global sustainability standards.

You ensure that the company's operations and supply chains are not just profitable but also socially and environmentally responsible. This encompasses overseeing community engagement, ethical sourcing, environmental conservation efforts, and sustainability reporting.

By advocating for ethical business practices and sustainable development, you contribute significantly to building a positive corporate image and ensuring adherence to international CSR standards.


  • Strong leadership and strategic planning abilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of CSR practices and sustainability principles.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to implement and manage CSR initiatives and programs.
  • Proficiency in ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

Growth Opportunities

  • Opportunities for advancement include senior leadership roles in CSR or sustainability departments.


  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or a related field. 

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