This chapter outlines the essential skills and personal attributes needed for success in a corporate responsibility career.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion (John Ruskin).
While numerous graduate programs are popping up that offer training in sustainable business and corporate responsibility, very few people in the CR field have these degrees. Most people working in CR positions have education and experience in some other area and have followed their passion to get to one of these jobs. After talking to several of my colleagues and thinking through my own experiences, I identified some core skills that are important elements to success in corporate responsibility: