Working Green as a Career Strategy

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Jim Cassio Are you exploring careers that promote sustainability and that could even help save the planet? Not sure where to start and what might be available to you? In this CareerCast, Jim Cassio, researcher, career and workforce information consultant, and author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future, shares his knowledge, insights, and findings on where to find green career opportunities, how to position yourself for a green career, and more.

Aired September 17, 2009

The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, by Peter Senge, 2008.

Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change, by Alex Nicholis, 2008.

Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, by Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi, 2007. 

Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers in an Era of Interdependence, by Melissa Everett, 2007.

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges, by C. Otto Scharmer, 2007.

The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity, by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, 2007. 

Learning for Sustainability, by Peter Senge, Joe Laur, Sara Schley, and Bryan Smith, 2006. 

The High-Purpose Company: The TRULY Responsible (and Highly Profitable) Firms That Are Changing Business Now, by Christine Arena, 2006. 

The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success and How You Can Too, by Andrew W. Savitz and Karl Weber, 2006. 

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, by Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft, 2005.

World of Risk: A New Approach to Global Strategy and Leadership, by Mark Daniels, 2004.

Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up? Assessing the Sustainability of Business and CSR, by Adrian Henriques and Julie Richardson, 2004.

Triple Bottom Line Risk Management: Enhancing Profit, Environmental Performance, and Community Benefits, by Adrian R. Bowden, Malcolm R. Lane, and Julia H. Martin, 2001.

Jim Cassio is a career information and workforce development consultant who has been commissioned to conduct hundreds of labor market studies and has published numerous occupational resource books. 

Jim specializes in green workforce issues, as well as industry, occupation, and skills research, analysis, and resource product development.

Recent publications include:

  • Career Pathways Handbook
  • Your Guide to the Top 100 Careers
  • Green Careers Resource Guide
  • Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future

Jim is an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator and has designed and coordinated research and development projects for federal, state, and local agencies, including O*NET pilot projects. Jim is a frequent trainer for the California Career Development Association and a consultant to many workforce development boards as well as private corporations.


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