orman Christopher presents a comprehensive and practical set of tools, guidelines, and research getting to the heart of building a regenerative economy.
This presentation addresses the key interdisciplinary and sustainable development skill sets in demand by employers, and provides an overview of “green jobs” at the national and regional level. The research for this work was conducted among companies in the West Michigan and Ohio regions. Regional development is dependent upon the growth of local economies as well as the needed talent and workforce development.
Important points include:
New Economy Competency and Skill Set Models
Personal Skills (Individual):
Academic Skills (Knowledge):
Seven Principles of Sustainability Thinking:
32% of companies recently reported that they were seeking out dedicated sustainability professionals. Of those companies seeking sustainability professionals, 20% are looking to fill entirely new positions.
Pearls of Wisdom: