Transititioning to Green's Jeana Wirtenberg offers insight into green economyScientists, government and business leaders are sounding an urgent call to action. Scientific studies point to alarming and unprecedented trends in global warming and climate change, species extinction and biodiversity loss, and freshwater shortages. The U.S. is working to reduce the economic and security risks caused by its dependence on oil and carbon-based energy.
CHAPTER 4, Volume I, The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, Volumes I-III: published by Praeger.
Montville, NJ - December 8, 2011 -Transitioning to Green, LLC, Founder, CEO, Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, provides compelling evidence in support of sustainability as a competitive advantage for any business in "Sustainable Enterprise for the Twenty-first Century," CHAPTER 4, Volume I of Praeger's just published three volume book set The Business of Sustainability, Volumes I-III.
Here's good news: New Jersey business owners are optimistic.
Seven out of ten New Jersey business executives said they expect their companies' business to improve over the next 12 months, according to a flash survey conducted yesterday by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Sovereign Bank.
Funded by a Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Grant NJ Greenhouse is an online resource developed with a REDI grant that aims to create a clearinghouse of information for green career development, job information, training, and education all related to the "green jobs" sector in and around New Jersey.
October 4, 2011 in Business & Economy, Clean Energy, Solar Energy
We recently covered a solar industry report showing that solar power in Q2 of 2011 grew considerably and many jobs came with that, but there were more interesting points in that report as well. According to this report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, New Jersey has surpassed California as the hottest and largest commercial solar market.
Case Studies of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from the UK, US and Canada
A CICA, AICPA, CIMA publication September 2011
Evolution or revolution? Many paths to sustainability There are many ways to interpret the term sustainability, but whether it means environmental performance, corporate citizenship, longterm
business perspectives or all three, it is a growing priority for businesses of all sizes.
By Michael Daigle
Excerpt from page 4: "Jeana Wirtenberg, president and chief executive officer of Transitioning to Green, a sustainability consulting company, said she views Martin’s efforts as “the beginning of a conversation.” Wirtenberg said she understands there is a perceived tension between promoting environmental rules and job creation at the same time but is encouraged by Martin’s inclusion of green energy initiatives in the DEP’s plans. She said her company is beginning to become more involved with the department’s office of Green Energy and Economic Development, whose stated goal is to promote green energy efforts that could lead to more sustainable job growth. Wirtenberg added she is supportive of Martin’s efforts to make the vast department more responsive, and its decisions and processes more transparent." End of excerpt on page 4.
Though most employers aren't adding jobs at a quick pace, positions tied to sustainability and renewable energy might be a bright spot.
A few large companies recently created positions for so-called chief sustainability officers, who report to the chief executive or chief operating officer, and are responsible for making sure their companies save energy and are environmentally responsible. Some of these CSOs have beefed up hiring for "green" jobs.
(Monterey, CA June 7, 2011) Acclaimed green marketing expert Jacquie Ottman got the attention of hundreds of Sustainable Brands '11 attendees tonight when she opened the conference by asserting, "Greenwash is not the real problem holding consumers back from getting more involved in sustainability." She went on to illustrate how greenwash is merely a symptom of the real problem - which is an immature industry 'eco-system'. "The 'eco-system' of stakeholders that supports us is not broken...it just hasn't matured around us. We have marketers who are inadvertently greenwashing because they don't know better and claims are not being enforced by government or retailers."
The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council is requiring that all new purchases by government agencies be energy efficient, water efficient, bio-based, environmentally preferable or non-ozone depleting and that all federal contractors to support the government’s goals in environmental management.
Seeking Projects that foster a socio-economic system in which genuine caring for people and nature is a top priority.
Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit projects (either embryonic or in-process projects) that contribute to the development of a Caring Economy for discussion at two Academy of Management (AOM) Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) during the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 12-16, 2011 entitled West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending.
CEO of nation’s leading manufacturer of paper goods from 100 percent recycled paper to speak at FDU’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise breakfast. Event open to the public.
By Michael Daigle
Alcoa Howmet is a leading manufacturer of components for the jet aircraft, gas turbine and other advanced-technology industries and employs 1,000 workers. Fromkin recently shared the silver-extraction system with about 20 plant visitors during a seminar on how companies can integrate sustainable practices into their manufacturing operations.
The Sustainability Collaborative Leadership Takes Your Questions Live on March 4th at 12:00 PM US EST.
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By Rod Hirsch
Green is back in business - For sustainability to work, everyone – from hourly employees and white collar professionals to school teachers and CEOs – must buy into the concept, according to Jeana Wirtenberg, co-founder and senior advisor, external relations, at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and president of Transitioning to Green.
By Tilde Herrera Published December 06, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The world faces a shortage of greenhouse gas (GHG) professionals with the skills needed to meet our current measurement, reporting and verification needs -- and the problem will likely get worse as climate change programs expand around the world.
With the success of the Chevrolet Volt (named Motor Trend car of the year), General Motors has said it will now hire 1,000 engineers and researchers over the next two years to develop other electric vehicles..
40% of HR professionals report their organization is currently focused on creating green jobs or adding green duties to existing jobs. This poll looks at what organizations are doing to prepare their employees for the need to shift to green production and work processes. It also looks at the occupation categories organizations have added new duties, increased staff levels or created completely new positions.
Last week, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk sat down with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and local business leaders in Newark, New Jersey, to discuss ways in which exports can help Garden State businesses succeed.
Sustainability officers are getting closer to the C-suite.
A growing number of companies are creating high level positions that use the clout of an executive near the top of the corporate ladder to ensure the organization pursues environmentally friendly and energy-efficient policies.
A sustainable green economy must meld consumer demand for new products and services and state and federal mandates crafted to support environmental goals.
Transitioning to Green is proud to share a proposal for “Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Growth Strategy for New Jersey” from our affiliate, The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University (www.fdu.edu/ise).Click here to download the entire proposal. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg Chaired an All Academy Symposium at the Academy of Management ( www.aomonline.org * was held on Sunday August 8 from 4:15-5:45 PM in the Le Palais Des Congres, 516C, Montreal, Canada. The Symposium featured luminaries Riane Eisler www.partnershipway.org speaking on her book "The Real Wealth of Nations:Creating a Caring Economics" along with esteemed panelists Peter Senge, Jay Barney and Jane Dutton.
From 2010 to 2015, US solar power investments are projected to increase from $22.4 billion to $61.1 billion, according to the latest issue of EL Insights. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.3% during this time period.
"People don't realize there are going to be careers we can't talk about yet, because the technology hasn't been invented," said Carol McClelland, an author and founder of Green Career Central.
EXCERPT: With a 30 year back ground in human resources, Jeana quickly realized that there is a missing element in implementing organizations’ green initiatives: HR leaders and HR professionals must step up and play a stronger role in moving organizations toward sustainability.
As People & Strategy’s editor for organizational effectiveness and the editor for the just published Special Issue of People & Strategy “Transitioning to the Green Economy” Jeana gathered multidisciplinary thought leaders and compelling case studies from around the world pointing to the need for HR’s role in the sustainability movement. This must read latest issue of People & Strategy is available for purchasing at www.hrps.org or contact Theresa Wojtalewicz at email@example.com for hard copies and multiple reprints.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is proud to announce ISE's second annual: "Graduate Certificate Program in Managing Sustainability - fall 2010 Program"
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We are proud that Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D., Transitioning to Green LLC Founder and CEO, was the Technical Editor for Green Careers For Dummies.
The Review has published a free guide to 286 green colleges, rating them on factors such as the construction of LEED-certified buildings and the availability of local or organic food.
By Jim Efstathiou Jr.
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Companies must consider the effects of global warming and efforts to curb climate change when disclosing business risks to investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.
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Are you looking to transition into a greener career? Attend the Transitioning to Green Forum a highly interactive, unique, one-day event with subject matter experts (SME’s) in sustainability and green jobs. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Fairleigh Dickinson University.