Making a difference while making a living may sound like an oxymoron to some, but I’ve never really thought of the two as mutually exclusive.

Opportunities abound with the advent of greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business and innovative nonprofit work. Whether you are an entrepreneur running a mission based business, an executive addressing social or environmental issues in a large corporation, a consultant working to advance the business case for sustainability, an employee working for an ethical business or a staff member at a nonprofit – you are affecting positive social or environmental change and helping to create a more sustainable world.

It used to be that the social sector was seen as the main source of meaningful work; however, with the private sector undergoing a paradigm shift, there are new opportunities to make a difference in companies small and large.

Resources:

A great read on this topic is: “Making a Living While Making a Difference” by Melissa Everett.

Also “Occupation: Change the World” at www.myoccupation.org answers the question, “How do you make money and change the world?”

Yours for a sustainable future,

Annalea

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