Information and innovation to prepare workers, employers, and sectors for climate resiliency.
The climate crisis presents challenges and opportunities across society. Corporations are struggling to prepare their organizations and the jobs within them to withstand the shifting landscape; meanwhile, workers who are most vulnerable to climate change are left out of the conversation.
The Climate Innovation incubated practice at JFFLabs takes an inclusive approach to inform, educate, and upskill individuals for climate-resilient jobs through innovation and collaboration across sectors, regions, new business models, and capital investments.
CREST is a career preparation and reskilling initiative of the Ares Charitable Foundation that aims to close the gap between the demand for a skilled workforce for green jobs and the number of people prepared for them.
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Climate and Careers
A digital magazine that presents a roadmap for learners, regions, entrepreneurs, and companies to navigate key topics for building an inclusive, resilient green economy.
Training the Future Climate Workforce
This JFFLabs market scan is a guide for investors and policymakers who are looking to back workforce solutions that support the growth of the green economy and provide workers with quality jobs.
Pioneering Climate Resilient Jobs
Meet the new JFFLabs entrepreneurs in residence cohort.
Growing Quality Green Jobs
JFF report presents the Green Transformation Cycle that illustrates the economic transformation currently underway and better shapes workforce training programs, employer talent pipelines, and emerging legislation to support the urgency of a just transition to a green economy.
Powering a Sustainable Future With People-Centered Strategies
To power the ambitious climate change mitigation strategies necessary for a sustainable future, developing a skilled workforce will be critical.
JFFLabs Director Taj Eldridge in “A $25 million Plan to Upskill and Diversify the Climate Workforce"
To prepare a skilled workforce for jobs in climate change mitigation, the Ares Charitable Foundation partnered with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the World Resources Institute to launch an initiative called Climate-Resilient Employees for a Sustainable Tomorrow (CREST).
Taj Ahmad EldridgeManaging Director
Taj Ahmad Eldridge is managing director of Climate Innovation, an incubated practice at JFFLabs. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as an investment professional, he leads a cross-collaborative team focused on the intersection…
Jennifer Tee is a director in Climate Innovation, an incubated practice at JFFLabs. She aligns the vision, strategy, and implementation of the practice area’s initiatives, including its flagship project, CREST (Climate-Resilient Employees for a Sustainable…