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 Do You Want To Be A Green Entrepreneur? 

Date of Publish - Monday, 18th June 2018
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Awareness of environmental and societal concerns are fast catching the attention of businesses, government, and citizens alike. As a result, green businesses entered the centre stage with consumers preferring for eco-friendly products and services over eco destructive products and services.

Green Entrepreneur (Ecopreneur) is an entrepreneur pursuing business goals keeping in mind the sustainable development and growth of society. Green Entrepreneurs are change agents showing how sustainability is kept in mind while realising profits.

Green Entrepreneurs start this business thanks to their concern for nature. They look for an environmentally-friendly solution and offer products or services with environmental concern. In this process, they target a market niche to do something good for the planet.

If you want to be a green entrepreneur you should pass the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility for Green Entrepreneur
To become a Green Entrepreneur, you need the minimum qualification
12th class pass. They can enhance their value and knowledge after
passing diplomas, degrees and then higher courses.

A Green Entrepreneur Should:

  • Work for sustainability and the earth’s future for the next generation.
  • Combine entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
  • Possess time management and planning skills crucial for the job.
  • Have detailed knowledge of State environmental regulations.
  • Possess persuasive skills, courage and learning skills.
  • Possess life skills like creative thinking, innovation, opportunity recognition, networking, team building, entrepreneurial thinking, and pro-active action taking.

Institutes offering Courses for Green Entrepreneur

  • TERI University, Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
  • School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
  • International Management Institute, New Delhi.
  • Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.
  • Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

How to become Green Entrepreneur?

To become a Green Entrepreneur, aspirants should have environment-friendly values. They need to pass some courses to enter the profession. Check the following steps.

Courses offered by The Centre for Environment Education and The Teri University provides programmes related to environment and sustainable development.

Candidates can do environmental courses from Business Schools offering specialisation on sustainability related issues. They can launch their green entrepreneurship career.

Green Entrepreneur Career Prospects

A wide range of career opportunities awaits aspiring green entrepreneurs in various fields according to their specialisation and qualification. Their career moves around to balance development and environment. They have broad opportunities in India and abroad. The following are some of the types of Green Entrepreneur.

Job Types

  • Wind Entrepreneur
  • Solar Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Science Entrepreneur
  • Carbon / CO2 Emissions Entrepreneur
  • Mass Transit Entrepreneur
  • Building Retrofitting Entrepreneur
  • Energy Efficient Automobiles Entrepreneur
  • Organic Farming Entrepreneur
  • Natural Building Entrepreneur
  • Additional Careers Entrepreneur
  • Conservation / Sustainability Entrepreneur
  • Cellulosic Bio-fuels Entrepreneur
  • Green Engineering Entrepreneur
  • Geothermal Power Entrepreneur
  • Holistic/Alternative Medicine Entrepreneur
  • Hydropower Entrepreneur

Green Entrepreneur Salary Salary is not the limit for innovative green entrepreneurs. A Green Entrepreneur can earn starting from Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,000,00 or even more than this annually. They have good scopes in the projects like The National Action Plan on Climate Change which enumerates eight missions where the government encourages green entrepreneurship.

The Solar Mission initiatives promote technology development in green entrepreneurship through State and Central government. There is a thrust on energy efficient technologies where the government provides incentives and sops to encourage green ideas. At a time when career opportunities are shrinking in several fields, environment field kindles hopes for career aspirants.

Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam said once, “You can change your habits. And surely your habits will change your future.” If our entrepreneurial practices are green that can create sustainable development and growth opportunities to create a New India envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Author :
M.Karunakar Reddy

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