Welcome to SJF Advisory Services’ “green jobs” blog, greeneconomynow.org! This site will feature regular posts about SJF’s various activities and initiatives, as well as news and views on the burgeoning field of “green” and sustainable jobs. We welcome your feedback so we can make this site as informative and interactive as possible.

If you’re new to SJF or if it has been awhile since you’ve followed us, here’s an overview: SJF Advisory Services is a nonprofit firm that offers entrepreneurial, workforce and sustainability assistance services to SJF prospect and portfolio companies. SJF seeks to rapidly diffuse those entrepreneurial strategies to help build a more sustainable economy. SJF Advisory Services has helped 1,500 entrepreneurial companies through workshops and direct advisory services.

SJF Ventures is an affiliated venture capital fund headquartered in Durham, NC and with offices in New York and San Francisco. We invest in areas such as renewable energy and efficiency, organic and healthy consumer products, digital media and marketing services and electronics recycling. Also, we partner with entrepreneurs who are committed to impacting the world positively through the businesses that they are creating. Our two funds have invested in 29 companies that now have aggregate revenues of $500 million, 128 facilities, and 4,600 employees.

Since forming 10 years ago, SJF has been a leader in investing in companies with cleantech and green jobs innovations which drive financial performance. We invest in companies that offer good wages and benefits and that boost areas in need of economic and community development.

Want to learn more about SJF? Please visit our Web site, www.sjfadvisory.org. And stay tuned for more news and information, including reports about our “Summit on the New Green Economy,” to be held in our hometown of Durham, NC, June 2-3.

We encourage you to link to us on your blog and let us know what you think.

Thanks for reading!