Mrim Boutla

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10 years 4 months ago

Responsible careers imply taking risks and letting go of business as usual to get business done better.  A key element of responsible career success is access to like-minded professionals, mentors, business knowledge and financial support to translate ideas into viable social enterprises that will contribute to build an equitable and sustainable world.

An increasing number of organizations and structures exist to do just that.  One of them, the unreasonable institute, was mentioned in our justmeans...


10 years 4 months ago

A debate is currently going on about career choices for MBA graduates with a major in sustainability.  Aman Singh Das, the Corporate Responsibility Editor for Vault.com (@VaultCSR) is currently facilitating a conversation about career opportunities for MBAs that focused their major on sustainability.  In short, her research and interviews have led to very interesting articles that indicate a clash between the expectations of MBA students in terms of their first post-MBA career choices and what employers are offering in terms of career choices for MBA graduates upon graduation.

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10 years 4 months ago

In my earlier post this week, I discussed how to transition from career success to career significance for professionals interested in responsible careers.  Today, we will review data and trends that will enable you to identify responsible career opportunities that best align with your career significance goals.  Opportunities that enable responsible professionals to successfully blend financial return with social impact and environmental responsibility are less visible than...


10 years 4 months ago

Responsible careers that get business done better can be found across sectors.  Today we will focus on getting business done better through government work.  Government work is a huge area of opportunity for responsible careers.  The  Social Innovation Fund, as well as Gov 2.0 initiatives such as  Code for America and ...


10 years 4 months ago

Responsible career management is the process by which professionals take the time to reflect upon their experiences and current preferences, explore career options that align with their current preferences, and secure career opportunities that generate economic, social and environmental value while aligning with their personal preferences and fit with functional roles.  This is a nice and clean concept, but its implementation is a really hard endeavor.  Its application is hindered by various factors including our definition of career success, the visibility of opportunities to get business done...


10 years 4 months ago

I have received quite a few questions about my previous posts on responsible careers in  education, in  healthcare, and in renewable energy.  Several questions revolved around responsible career paths in sustainable agriculture and sustainable food.

You might think that building a...


10 years 4 months ago

Responsible career management is all about performing well in our current jobs while keeping our eyes open for future socio-eco innovation career opportunities.  As in all other sectors, job opportunities follow growth or influx of money into socio-eco innovation.  Therefore, in socio-eco innovation, one way to follow employment trends is to get to know where the socio-eco innovation money is going and which organizations are benefiting from it.

Earlier this week, as reported in our justmeans social...


10 years 4 months ago

While coaching professionals interested in responsible careers, I am often faced with professionals that are utterly confused by the plethora of terms used to describe responsible career paths.  More specifically, to many, 'corporate social responsibility (CSR) careers' and 'sustainability careers' are interchangeable terms.  Responsible professionals and career coaches are just as confused by these terms.  If you are as confused as everyone else is, here are a few distinctions that might help you compare and contrast CSR careers and sustainability careers, and further clarify which...


10 years 4 months ago

If you are interested in responsible careers and you have a chance to go to Washington, DC, don't miss the 'Design for the Other 90%' exhibition that is currently taking place at the National Geographic Society Museum until September 6, 2010.

This exhibition, as well as its companion website, provides fascinating examples of responsible careers in design. Indeed, this exhibition provides incredible examples of innovative, cost-effective, and socially responsible solutions that aim at eliminating the daily challenges faced by 90% of the world...


10 years 4 months ago

Making responsible career choices is all about finding which strengths and skills you have that you can use to get business done better for an organization you can believe in.   Unfortunately, too many people only focus on career choices that look good to others without really knowing much about how the daily demands and tasks related to a specific career really fit who they are in terms of personality, natural strengths and preferences.

Making responsible career choices is difficult, especially if people that are important to you push you to make what they perceive...


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