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NAEM Expert Led Webinar - What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career
NAEM Expert Led Webinar

NAEM Web Seminars are an easy and cost-effective way to share a learning experience with your colleagues. With one registration you can gather your entire EHS team around a computer or projector screen to collectively participate and brainstorm ideas

What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career

What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career

Wednesday August 17, 2016
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (EST)

Corporate sustainability professionals might have one of the most exciting jobs in business today. Do you have what it takes? Find out and hear from insiders who have the keys to success during this special presentation, co-hosted by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), and 3BL Media. We'll share highlights from NAEM's latest “Career Profiles” research, discuss Dr. Steve Schein's unique insights into the psychology of a sustainability professional and learn how one young sustainability leader charted a path to career success. Register today!


  • Elizabeth Ryan, Director of Communications; NAEM
  • Dr. Steve Schein, Author of “A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership”
  • Johanna Jobin, Director of Global EHS & Sustainability; Biogen Inc.

Thanks to our co-host 3BL Media.
3BL Media

Speaker Bios

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan

As Director of Communications for NAEM, Elizabeth Ryan provides editorial direction and lead authorship for the association's research publications, including its talent management series, its software and data management research and the association's expertise on emerging trends.

Prior to joining NAEM, she covered transportation, poverty, housing and urban policy as a long-form investigative journalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School.

Dr. Steve Schein

Dr. Steve Schein

Steve Schein is a sustainability leadership educator, researcher, corporate strategist, and executive coach, who is passionate about helping leaders and teams tap into their deeper motivations to cultivate mission driven organizations and strategic partnerships across boundaries. His recent book "A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership" focuses on the development of ecological and post-conventional worldviews in the setting of multinational corporate leadership.

Mr. Schein is the President of L4S Consulting where he uses his unique blend of experience as a former CEO, CPA, and business professor to help organizations integrate sustainability into their strategy and improve long-term performance. He teaches sustainability leadership in several graduate programs and from 2005-2015 was a member of the faculty at Southern Oregon University from 2005-2015, where he founded the certificate program in sustainability leadership.

He holds a PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Net Impact and the GEOS Institute.

Johanna Jobin

Johanna Jobin

As Biogen's new Director of Global EHS & Sustainability, Johanna will work to promote the company's culture and vision on corporate citizenship by helping to implement global sustainability programs and initiatives, such as energy improvements to waste reductions, as well as driving employee and stakeholder engagement. She is also responsible for the corporate citizenship reporting and carbon neutrality strategy.

As the former Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs of EMD Millipore, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Ms. Jobin led their corporate responsibility efforts, including the vision and strategic direction for environmental and social responsibility. Her responsibilities centered around strengthening the organization's business performance by embedding sustainability into key business practices and overall culture. Key programs she managed and supported included greenhouse gas management and energy, Design for Sustainability, community engagement, and access to health and shared value initiatives.

Prior to joining the former Millipore Corporation in 2008, she served as a Management Consultant, working with public and private sector clients in developing and implementing EHS and sustainability management systems. She received her Master of Environmental Management degree, with a certificate in Energy and Environment, from Duke University and is also an ISO 14001 trained auditor.

She is involved in a number of sustainability related organizations, and is currently a Board member of the National Association for EHS & Sustainability Management (NAEM), Board member of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, Co-Chair of the Association Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Sustainability Roundtable, and on the Advisory Board for the Center for Sustainability in Business at WPI and Advisory Committee Member for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection. She also serves on the City of Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and is a Board member of “e” inc., an organization focused on environmental and STEM education for children.

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