Wondering what are green jobs? Also known as jobs in ESG Space, right from sustainable agriculture and management to clean technology and renewable resources industries are on the lookout for people with a degree in social environment, energy, or even sustainable business management.
World Economic Forum’s The Future Jobs Report 2023 stated that by 2027 around 26 million jobs will be eradicated. Sounds scary right? The report also mentioned that investments for maximum job creation will come from those supporting a green transformation. It also included localizing the supply chains and accepting the ESG standards.
What entails Green jobs?
India despite being a late addition to the group is slowly adapting to the greener changes. ESG jobs are employment opportunities revolving around practices that promote sustainable business management, corporate social responsibilities, impact investing, and inclusion of ethical and social governance. A major focus will also be given to environmental preservation and social justice.
Businesses embracing Environmental, Social, And Governance way of life
Reliance, one of the biggest corporations in India has adapted to sustainable and green business models. Their focus has been on stakeholder engagement, and sustainability of the environment.
HDFC Bank on the other hand has created a ESG committee to participate in the quest towards a greener finance bank model. The team is working on the logistics to meet the set targets within the deadline and report to the Corporate Social Responsibility committee present on the board of directors.
Skills required to be a Green employee
Specialized knowledge in renewable energy resources and environmental sustainability like Sustainability Consultants, renewable energy technicians, and environmental engineers. Architects and construction employees on the other hand do not require special training but are rather encouraged to develop the skills to develop sustainable practices.
The shift is seen around the world today towards a greener and more sustainable workplace for a better and healthier tomorrow. ESG or Green jobs are surely going to bring in talents that are motivated to bring a positive impact to the business landscape.