Authors: Nick Flores, Manager - Capital Access Program
Green jobs are a reality, and now is the time to honor the innovative companies that are creating them.
With support from the Citi Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, SJF Advisory Services and Green For All have partnered to launch a Green Jobs Award Program, which seeks to identify, recognize, and promote private companies that are leaders in quality green job creation.
The program is intended to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to both the economy and the environment. As such, it is open to private companies with at least $500,000 in revenue, and a business model that preserves or enhances environmental quality. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their jobs and benefits, the diversity of employment opportunities, and their level of community engagement.
Winners will be recognized at an award event, featured in various media outlets, and spotlighted in case studies to be distributed by SJF Advisory Services and Green For All. Data on all applicants will be compiled, creating a database of innovative green job creators that help tell the story of the green economy’s potential.
An Advisory Board of experts in the fields of sustainable business, social entrepreneurship, cleantech investment, and workplace standards will help select the winners of this prestigious Award Program.
CAP has a new Twitter feed!
We are also pleased to announce the formation of a CAP Twitter feed. This feed will focus exclusively on providing the type of information the green business community needs: links to informative articles, updates on relevant policies, notifications about useful events, and tips on how to grow a sustainable enterprise. If you have a Twitter account and care about green business issues, please consider following us!