Jennifer Woofter - Founder of Strategic Sustainability Consulting
Jennifer Woofter is the founder and president of Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC). In this role she draws upon more than a decade of experience in the fields of organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investing.
She has worked with more than 50 clients on projects including Green Auditing, Sustainability Planning, Carbon Footprint Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Training and Facilitation, and Sustainability Reporting. She currently manages the SSC Consultant Network, an association of more than 650 professionals with expertise in virtually every area of sustainability.
Jennifer Joins Sustainable Nation to Discuss:
Key trends in corporate sustainability
The ESG and responsible investment movement
The evolution of the sustainability consulting industry.
The importance of quality data.
Advice and recommendations for sustainability leaders.
Jennifer's Final Five Question Responses:
What is one piece of advice you would give other sustainability professionals that might help them in their careers?
Stop being a generalist and get more specific. There's thousands of people out there trying to sell their sustainability skills and if you're not specialized, you're too easy to overlook.
What are you most excited about right now in the world of sustainability?
The focus on metrics and outcomes is incredibly interesting and I feel like it's changing every single day.
What is one book you would recommend sustainability leaders read?
I would actually recommend that you just read the newspaper every day. I think that understanding what is happening in the world is probably more important in terms of being a good sustainability consultant than relying on a single book.
What are some of your favorite resources or tools that really help you in your work?
I'm a big advocate of podcasts and simple web reading. I probably spend 45 minutes to an hour every day reading up on e-newsletters from industry groups like Greenbiz.com. Environmental Leader is a great website. I really like to have a broad understanding of what news is coming out, what people are talking about, what they're not talking about, who's doing it, who's leading and who's following. I feel like you have to keep up with all of that information every single day.
Where can our listeners go to learn more about you and your work?
I would suggest you start with my company website which is sustainabilityconsulting.com. I'm also always delighted to connect with people on LinkedIn.