SSV Sustainability Leaders Steering Committee
Provide guidance to SSV on our key programs; alert SSV and other partners to important issues and opportunities.
1. Each person spends 2-5 minutes talking about a topic that is important to them such as a new development in sustainability they have read about, favorite sustainability story, greatest frustration this past year, greatest success this past year or an issue that is facing their company and/or a challenge they are working on. Invite insights or advice.
2. How do we engage more people from each of your companies with sustainability and SSV (HR, Finance, C-Suite).
Executive Summary - January 18th Meeting
Sustainability Leaders Dinner Series
By neighborhood/city in Silicon Valley
Local elected officials (officials and public agencies) meet companies
If you can’t go to the closest one, you are free to go to another one
We will announce the dates shortly
Attendees preferred the restaurant idea
Partner Sustainability Reviews
Find our reviews of sustainability actions, achievements and governance for a dozen of companies:
May 23rd at NASA: solutions fair + west conference.
New version of the sustainability roadmap
It could offer a snapshot of where companies in Silicon Valley stand in terms of sustainability
We could release an overall score or show how many companies are at each step without giving any names away
SSV could create a coordinated approach.
SSV could convince 10-15 SV-based companies to make a joint commitment to fill in the roadmap and try to get to the next level.
It would create more confidence, and clear the fear of being the only one to do it
SSV could try to get leading organizations to make a serious senior level commitment to action in another area using the roadmap
Find a way to put sustainability into the budget, allocate it and make the change. It is hard to organize around values. It will be more efficient to translate these values into goals and numbers
Peter Graf: Example of Integrated Reporting at SAP:
It is surprisingly a tool to drive integrated thinking, and not only the other way round
SAP saved a ¼ billion dollar by saving energy. Last year, revenues + personal grew by 15%, energy use stayed flat thanks to renewable energy
- SAP is looking at implementing a carbon tax internally, in sales for example. Microsoft did it in May 2012. Look out for more information
When & Where
Sustainable Silicon Valley
Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) facilitates collaboration among tech companies, cities, counties, nonprofits, and research institutions to solve sustainability issues that cannot be solved alone. Together, SSV and its members create measurable projects that produce tangible solutions to address water, carbon, and energy issues.
SSV envisions a Net Positive Bay Area by 2050 with the goal of:
· Generating more renewable energy than we consume
· Sequestering more carbon that we emit
· Ensuring water resilience by enabling reuse