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ERIC Number: ED469995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Sustainability Imperative: Trends, Jobs, and Implications for Career Counselors.
Everett, Melissa; Gaffin, Larry
A wave of new thinking about success, opportunity, and responsibility has given rise to new ways of evaluating work opportunities based on their ethical practices, management models, and measures of social and environmental responsibility. Taken together, these ideas form a foundation for emerging socioeconomic visions of sustainable development. Sustainability is often discussed in terms of a triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic results, and is supported by a growing body of research in accounting and management aimed at measuring these results so that they can be operationalized in real-world business settings. This chapter provides career counselors with a practical orientation to the paradigm of sustainable enterprises, defined as those that meet today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. The chapter reviews: principles of sustainable enterprise, and efforts to apply them in today's businesses; emerging occupations and industries connected with this new way of doing business; changes in existing industries; and issues and methods for counselors. (GCP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A