TURNING YOUR COMPANY GREEN ON AUGUST 28
On August 28, join sf.citi at the California Academy of Sciences for Corporate Greening: Building Sustainable Companies and hear from experts on helping your company go green.
Home to a butterfly-filled rainforest and little-known ocean ecosystems, San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. It makes for the perfect venue for our upcoming event themed around corporate sustainability. At Corporate Greening: Building Sustainable Companies, guests will hear from an impressive panel of women thought leaders in sustainability. You will learn how to turn your company green (or greener) with Dr. Elizabeth Bagley of the California Academy of Sciences, Christina Nicholson of Gap, Inc., Debbie Raphael of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and Laura Franceschini of Google.
There to remind us why combating climate change is so important, The Academy’s stunning BigPicture: Natural World Photography exhibit will be on full display. And as with all sf.citi events, guests will enjoy plenty of food and drink throughout the evening. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity—get your ticket below!
#TECHBET RAISES OVER $100K FOR CANADA LEARNING CODE
Last week, sf.citi and TechToronto presented Canada Learning Code with over $100,000 raised through our NBA Finals TechBet between Bay Area and Toronto tech ecosystems.
sf.citi and TechToronto launched #TechBet to encourage tech leaders in the Bay Area and Toronto to support their local teams and communities in celebration of the historic NBA playoff between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. And support they did! Tech titans in both cities hedged their bets on a Warriors vs. Raptors win, raising over $100,000 for the winning city’s charity of choice. Among those who participated were sf.citi Board Chair and Founder of SV Angel, Ron Conway, Twilio CEO, Jeff Lawson, Shopify CEO, Tobias Lütke, Canadian tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Michele Romanow, and many others.
The Raptors managed to pull off a nail-biting victory in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, securing their (and Canada’s) first NBA championship. This meant all TechBet donations went to Canada Learning Code, a nonprofit providing tech education to Canadians of all backgrounds, including girls, people with disabilities, and indigenous youth. Before an audience of eight to ten year-old girls, sf.citi and TechToronto presented the $117,149 check to Canada Learning Code at one of its summer camps in Toronto. We were joined by Marit Stiles, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and Official Opposition Education Critic for the Ontario New Democratic Party, and Kayla Alexander, a member of WNBA Indiana Fever and the Canadian National Team.
TechBet is a prime example of what can happen when tech communities come together to support one another. As sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic put it, “On this bet, there was really no losing.”
HOW TO CELEBRATE BACK-TO-SCHOOL IN SF
It’s back-to-school week in San Francisco, and sf.citi has an idea of what your company can do to celebrate: sign up for Circle the Schools.
On Monday, San Francisco students headed back to school for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The occasion had many of us thinking how we can give back to our local schools, which, after all, shape much of the City’s workforce and future. Earlier this month at one of our Lunch and Learn discussions, Dr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), touted the benefits of sf.citi’s Circle the Schools program with the San Francisco Education Fund. Circle the Schools pairs local businesses with one or more San Francisco public schools and organizes volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
For employees and students alike, Circle the Schools forges enriching partnerships that prove invaluable to the City’s schools. To date, Circle the Schools has provided over 30,000 volunteer hours and $1 million in resources. Want to learn more? Read the Circle the Schools stories of sf.citi members Affirm and Salesforce..
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2018, sf.citi member Postmates launched FoodFight! to combat food waste in the restaurant sector. After a tremendously successful pilot in Los Angeles, Postmates is expanding FoodFight! to 19 cities, including San Francisco—more on that here.