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How to work in sustainability: alumni experts share their experiences

15 November 2022

Has COP27 inspired you to consider working in sustainability and climate change? Discover the career journeys and gain insights from four UCL alumni leading the way in building a more sustainable future.

COP27 panel

A UCL education is a climate education. Whatever subject you studied at UCL, your degree will have equipped you with the skills and knowledge to be a climate leader – that’s why UCL alumni across the spectrum of academic backgrounds are pursuing rewarding careers in sustainability. 

But what is a career in sustainability really like? And how can you be successful in the sector? We spoke to four UCL alumni at the forefront of sustainability – in areas ranging from wildlife conservation to sustainable fashion – to find out about their experiences and top tips.

Meet our alumni experts

Saif Hameed

UCL Laws 2009

Founder and CEO of Altruistiq

Max Bittner

UCL History and Economics 2001

CEO of Vestiaire Collective.

Juliet Russell

UCL Geography 2012

Head of Sustainability at Stella McCartney   

Craig Bennett

UCL Biology 1995

Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts

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