Alum James Ossman Ensures Sustainable Practices at Etsy

Sustainability Management alumnus James Ossman (‘15) discusses his role as Global Operations Manager at Etsy, where he designs and oversees facilities management, health, safety, and security:

When I enrolled in the MSSM program, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to get out of it. I knew I was looking for a career transition into the private sector, and that I was interested in working for companies that have a business model that promotes sustainability.
At some point along the way, I started to focus in on B-Corps, and the idea of working for a company that really embeds sustainability in the fabric of its DNA. I didn’t want to be part of a sustainability department in a company where I would be fighting an uphill battle to convince other departments of the value of sustainable approaches, but rather, to do the job function that I know and love (operations) in a company that demands I take a sustainable approach to my work. My job at Etsy really achieves that goal 100%.

Read the full interview over at the Earth Institute blog, and find out more about the M.S. in Sustainability Management.