Frequently Asked Questions

Before you contact us, please take a minute to read through our most frequently asked questions.

We've tried to cover the basics, but if you don't see what you need, feel free to contact us directly!


Hiring a Consultant

I think I need the help of a sustainability consultant—but I don't quite know what I'm looking for...can you help?

Absolutely. We specialize in helping clients who understand the “why” of sustainability (it's the right thing to do, reduced energy costs, happier employees) but aren't quite sure what it means for their organization. Contact us to set up a meeting—a 15-minute phone call is generally enough to get us started. We'll put together a couple of ideas on ways we can help, and you can mull them over at your leisure.

I'm thinking about starting my own “green” business and would like some advice. Can you help?

Yes, we've mentored several start-ups. From sharing basic information on how to get a business started, to defining your market niche, to understanding the “green” consumer, to determining how to price your services ... we can help in one-on-one sessions. Choose from single sessions or a longer-term commitment—just contact us to get started.

Employment at SSC

Are you hiring?

Check out our open positions here. In addition, we work with a network of freelance sustainability professionals (the SSC Consultant Network on a project-by-project basis. If you'd like to stay on top of new SSC developments (like job openings), you should subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.

Do you have internships?

Our internship program is currently closed. Internships are run directly through local MBA programs, and we do NOT accept applications directly.

Do you have any tips for finding a sustainability-related job?

Why yes, in fact we do! In July 2011, SSC President Jennifer Woofter wrote an article entitled 3 Stupid Mistakes that Sustainability Job-Seekers Make that puts together a short list of common mistakes that will blow your chances of getting a job in the sustainability profession.

Can I send you my resume for future consideration?

No, please don't. We don't have the administrative capacity to manage unsolicited resumes. 

Informational Interviews

I just came across your website. I'd love to learn more about your business and how you got started. Are you available for an informational interview?

Unfortunately, we simply don't have time to accommodate all the requests for informational interviews. Instead, you might consider taking our very popular Sustainability Consulting Masterclass to learn more about the sustainability consulting industry, or joining our monthly online meeting of the SSC Consultant Network. If you are really keen to get some advice, we do offer paid one-on-one career and job coaching.

I would like to learn more about current career options and green trends in the field. Can I email you for more information?

We get 5-10 requests like this each week, and simply don't have the time to respond to them all. However, we have a wide variety of sustainability consulting and green career resources available on our website. Thanks for understanding.