As businesses continue to feel the pinch from tough economic conditions, the next generation of business leaders says in a new study that sustainability must be a priority for all businesses and sets out its plans for a more sustainable future.
Published on December 6, “The Sustainable Generation: The Sky Future Leaders Study” examines for the first time the attitudes and ambitions towards sustainability of 750 corporate graduate trainees, high potential middle-managers and MBA students. It uncovers a group who readily describe themselves as the first ‘sustainable generation’ and who have a clear vision for their own . . . → Read More: New Study Reveals Sustainable Generation of Future Business Leaders
Dallas – The Solar Foundation, a non-profit solar education and research organization, on October 17 released its second annual review of the solar workforce in the United States. The report, titled, “National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce” found that hiring in the solar workforce is on the rise. More than 100,000 Americans are now employed in the solar industry.
“The solar industry has grown into a major economic force with more than 100,000 employees in the United States,” said Andrea Luecke, Executive Director of The Solar Foundation. “We expect even . . . → Read More: US Solar Jobs Census Finds Solar Employment Soars as US Economy Lags
In an effort to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the sustainable energy sector, INFUSE (Indian Fund for Sustainable Energy) was launched on 25th August 2011 at IIM Ahmedabad by Dr. Farooq Abdullah (Honorable Minister, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) and Shri Narendra Modi (Honorable Chief Minister, Gujarat State).
Other luminaries present at the event included Shri Deepak Gupta (Secretary, MNRE), Shri Justin Adams (Head, BP Ventures), Shri H. K. Mittal (Secretary, Technology Development Board), Prof. Samir K. Barua (Director, IIM Ahmedabad) and Prof. Rakesh Basant (Chairperson, IIM Ahmedabad).
The Indian Fund for Sustainable . . . → Read More: CIIE Launches the Indian Fund for Sustainable Energy (INFUSE)
Tamil Nadu believes that greening many sectors of the economy will create a large number of jobs. What does the view look like?
A ‘green job’ is employment in any industry contributing to preserving or restoring environmental quality in that sector and allowing for sustainable development. Specifically, but not exclusively, this includes jobs that help protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumption through high efficiency strategies; de-carbonize the economy; and minimize (or altogether avoid) generation of all forms of waste and pollution.
With a firm belief that that green jobs . . . → Read More: Towards a New Age of Green Jobs
New Delhi – The fast-growing green energy sector is expected to create about one million new jobs in the country over the next two years, offering employment opportunities in diverse areas, say experts.
Increasing environmental awareness, growth of global carbon markets and the rise of green buildings and the like will eventually mean employment opportunities for lawyers, policy writers, carbon finance consultants, business risk analysts, architects and engineers adept in green building norms.
As green jobs exist in all sectors, this means more engineering, more construction and more management jobs.
. . . → Read More: India May See About 1 Million Green Jobs in Next Two Years
Are you confident that the world’s policy-makers and politicians have all the ideas they need to tackle climate change and sustainable development? Are effective international agreements just around the corner? If not, then you don’t have to stand by. Instead of waiting for policy advances, you can help by figuring out new ways forward at MIT’s Climate CoLab.
Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (Website: http://cci.mit.edu) has developed an exciting open on-line forum, the Climate CoLab, for creating, discussing and advancing proposals on what to do about climate change . . . → Read More: MIT Climate CoLab Invites Expert and Citizen Policy Collaboration on Green Economy and Climate
New Delhi – “India is on the highway to economic growth but a green economy that does not generate 8‐10 million green jobs each year is not sustainable,” said Jairam Ramesh, Honourable Minister of Environment and Forests. “At stake is the sustainable future of 400 million people that will be added to India’s population in 30 years’ time,” he added.
He was speaking at “Green Haat” a unique exhibition held between June 1-5 at Dilli Haat, INA Market, that showcased India’s forest heritage through forest handicrafts, herbal and medical products and forest-based food recipes. Fifty‐three stalls from . . . → Read More: Sustainable Green Economy in India Needs 8 to 10 Million Jobs Each Year
Event Date: September 22-25, 2011 Venue: IIT Madras, Chennai, India Organizers: Cicero
About the Competition:
IIT Madras is to be the Education Partner of Asia’s first and most prestigious sustainable/cleantech venture – The 2011 Al Gore Sustainable Technology Venture Competition™. Collaborators this year are the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEI) at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, The Indus Entrepreneurs, (TiE) – the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Indo-German . . . → Read More: The 2011 Al Gore Sustainable Technology Venture Competition