CORPORATE GREENING: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES
What are today’s companies doing to go green? Find out on August 28th as sf.citi teams up with the California Academy of Sciences to host Corporate Greening: Building Sustainable Companies.
As climate change becomes an ever more pervasive force in our world and daily lives, companies, especially within the tech industry, are stepping up their sustainability efforts. On August 28th at San Francisco’s beautiful California Academy of Sciences—one of the largest natural history museums in the world—we will learn about the latest innovations in corporate sustainability. The evening will explore how some of the biggest brands, including Google and The Gap, are championing diverse pathways to sustainability, whether that means going carbon neutral, greening the supply chain, or investing in green technologies.
Building upon our wildly successful Future of Food 2.0 event, attendees will be treated to plenty of sustainable food and drink as they hear from industry leaders. Guests will also get to peruse The Academy’s stunning BigPicture: Natural World Photography exhibit, showcasing the “rich diversity of life on Earth.” Featured speakers are coming soon. In the meantime, secure your spot for this important conversation on building (more) sustainable companies.
UPCOMING ON SF’S NOVEMBER 2019 BALLOT
With San Francisco ballot designations soon to be official, sf.citi highlights some of the buzz-worthy measures SF voters will decide in the November 2019 election.
Though everyone is talking about the 2020 presidential election, let’s not forget the more immediate November election. With several leadership positions up for election in San Francisco, including Mayor and District 5 Supervisor, plus six local ballot measures, San Francisco voters face no shortage of decisions to make. In our latest sf.citi blog, we explain exactly what’s at stake for San Francisco in the November 2019 election.
And while the Department of Elections has not yet assigned ballot designations, all six measures for San Francisco’s November ballot are confirmed. We take a closer look at a few measures to watch and what they might mean for you. Can you expect more expensive Lyft and Uber rides in the future (ahem “TNC Tax”)? What’s the scoop on the largest affordable housing bond in San Francisco history? Find out below.
SUPERINTENDENT VINCENT MATTHEWS SHARES HIS VISION FOR TECH & SF SCHOOLS
sf.citi members met with San Francisco Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews at member company Affirm for the latest installment of our 2019 Lunch and Learn series. We welcomed representatives from sf.citi members AT&T, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Uber, and more.
Appointed superintendent by the San Francisco Board of Education in 2017, Dr. Matthews now heads the eighth largest school district in California and third largest employer in San Francisco. He told sf.citi members what he is doing to uphold the San Francisco Unified School District’s mission to “provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.”
One of the superintendent’s priorities includes closing the opportunity gap between different sects of students. He has championed PITCH, an initiative to identify and address the root causes leading to a lack of high outcomes among San Francisco’s African American students. Superintendent Matthews also explained how “we have made computer science a priority for this district,” thanks in large part to corporate partnerships with local tech companies like sf.citi member Salesforce.
Question for the superintendent: Is there a heat map of where you want tech companies to focus their STEM education efforts?
Superintendent Matthews offered several ways companies can support San Francisco schools, including sf.citi’s Circle the Schools corporate volunteer program and Spark*, which funds the district’s computer science initiative. On further collaborating with the tech industry, Superintendent Matthews said, “We will continue to make these partnerships grow for the benefit of our students and our families.”
TASTIEST FOOD AT THE FUTURE OF FOOD 2.0
The results are in! We asked attendees from our recent Future of Food 2.0 event to tell us their favorite plant-based food and drink sampled throughout the evening.
Last month sf.citi teamed up with Facebook and WeWork to host The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing. Along with hearing from leaders in the plant-based food tech space, guests tasted plant-based products from more than 20 food and drink vendors. In a post-event survey, attendees shared their top picks. The food favorite of the night was…drumroll…Eclipse Foods’ incredibly creamy, dairy-free soft serve. As for plant-based drinks, guests loved Gowan’s Heirloom Cider. Huge thanks to all of our vendors who made the night as delicious as it was informative!
DID YOU KNOW?
Every San Francisco tech worker “generates roughly $650,000 annually to the city’s economy, based on their average spending at local establishments and businesses, as well as their employers’ spending on local suppliers,” reports San Francisco Business Times. Learn more about tech’s contribution to San Francisco here.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Comcast’s $10 internet plan opens up to all low-income and disabled Americans – TechCrunch
- SF high school students fan out into tech, City Hall internships – San Francisco Chronicle
- The 50 best workplaces for innovators – Fast Company