Careers Beyond the Ordinary

How to turn the skills you have, into the career and lifestyle you want


Science and Sustainability Panel Session

Sustainability and related issues will be critical to all our lives and careers no matter what path we follow, and, as a career path itself, sustainability will only keep growing, with jobs in a range of areas from research and conservation, to journalism, consultancy, green finance, and environmental law.

In partnership with the Imperial EcoSoc, we’re welcoming five panellists each working in a different area of sustainability to discuss their career journey and what it really means to work on sustainability issues. The discussion aims to give you the tools to pursue a career in sustainability and will cover:

  • What sustainability means to them
  • Why their work is important and how they measure its impact
  • How to get into careers in sustainability
  • What the future of sustainability may be

There will be time included for students to ask questions to the panelists. This session focuses on displaying the variety of jobs within the sustainability sector and to give some tips on getting a job within sustainability.


4-5.30pm (GMT) Tuesday 23 Feburary 2021


Zoom webinar, the meeting details will be sent to you after you register for the event below.


Register on the form below. Places are limited so sign up quickly!

Our Speakers

Chris Webb
Chris WebbHead of Sustainability & Environment
Chris joined TP Bennett in 2018 to head up their ambitious sustainability function, implementing their ‘three pillars’ strategy of ‘sustainable architecture and design’, ‘collective wellbeing’ and ‘our performance’.

Managing TP Bennett’s twenty-strong Sustainability Focus Group, he has implemented their unique Net Zero Carbon research and is aligning the business with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of a ten-year plan. He also sits on their Operations Board and takes an active part in their Wellbeing Group.

Zion Lights
Zion LightsEnvironmental Writer
Zion Lights is an environmental writer and science communicator. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting and is a TED speaker. Zion is a former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK and was Editor of its newspaper The Hourglass. She is active on Twitter @ziontree


Andrea Orsag
Andrea OrsagCo-founder of Mission C
Andrea Orsag is a co-founder and partner at Mission C, a strategy advisory based in Amsterdam on a mission to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy on a global scale.

Andrea is a consultant with 10+ years of experience combining Risk Management, Strategy and Change Management cross-industry, both for the commercial sector and not-for-profit organisations internationally.

Helping partners to refine their sustainability strategy, adjust business models towards circularity and engage stakeholders. She also acts as a speaker, guest lecturer, expert moderator and facilitator on topics related to Circular Economy & Sustainability.

Sara Essa
Sara EssaFounder of Sustainability Club & Climate Hub
Sara started her journey in sustainability, aiming to tackle greenwashing with a specific interest in the use of soy.

She is currently looking at how to gather supply chain ESG data in real-time. This has led her to launch a community which has now grown to 20k members in 3 weeks, she’s now focused on mobilising the global community to take positive real-world actions through projects and conservation efforts towards creating a more sustainable world.

Charlotte Griaud
Charlotte GriaudFounder of GET ENSIGHT
Charlie is the founder of GET ENSIGHT a ‘one-stop shop’ for impactful business.

At their start-up, they believe small businesses can reduce their impact on the environment. On a budget. Rapidly. Sustainability shouldn’t come with a premium. Everyone should act on their impact, no matter what their business size. Think of it as a Couch to 5k for sustainability…