Sustainable Development Officer

Environment and Sustainable Development

Limited impact of AI on the Job


level of automation


Our comments:

The Sustainable Development Officer plays a pivotal role in implementing the organization’s sustainability strategy. While some tasks like report writing can be facilitated by AI, the need to raise awareness and mobilize various stakeholders around sustainability issues requires a human touch and the ability to understand and adapt to diverse contexts.

However, productivity gains can be achieved through AI for specific tasks.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Implement and monitor actions related to the organization's sustainable development strategy. Moderate
Raise awareness and mobilize internal and external stakeholders around sustainable development issues. Low
Prepare reports and assessments on the actions carried out. Significant
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
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At-risk Skills
Designing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) In an environment where regulations, directives, and standards change frequently (as is the case with European directives related to sustainable development), traditional indicators could quickly become outdated. Organizations will need to automate their monitoring to comply with legislation.
Planning Techniques While planning remains a key element of any project or initiative, planning tools and techniques are evolving with the arrival of new software and methodologies. Additionally, in the field of sustainable development, a more agile and adaptable approach is often required due to the rapidly changing regulations and market needs.
Future-proof Skills
Advising on Risk Prevention Actions Organizations are increasingly seeking to anticipate and mitigate risks associated with climate change, biodiversity, environmental regulations, etc. Advising on risk prevention, especially in the context of sustainable development, will always be relevant and in growing demand.
Change Management Implementing sustainable practices within an organization often involves significant changes. Being able to guide a company through these changes, taking into account organizational culture and potential resistance, is a valuable skill that will remain relevant in the future.

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