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Is Silicon Valley as Green as It Claims?

Tech companies are cleaning up their data centers and building shiny new buildings that sip water and energy. But are these companies really as green as they claim to be? How do we know they aren’t just greenwashing? Many tech and industrial companies have issued statements in support of the Paris climate agreement, but will they spend energy supporting something that seems so distant from their daily operations and bottom line?

Sustainability officers also deal with other issues such as trying to build housing near jobs, getting people to those jobs in something other than single-occupant vehicles and handling the carbon impacts of the food served in their sumptuous company cafés. In making these changes, are companies able to infuse sustainable lifestyles into American culture? What other social issues are firing up tech companies in this new political context?

March 6, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Lynelle Preston Cameron

CEO, the Autodesk Foundation; Vice President of Sustainability, Autodesk

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Aron Cramer

CEO, Business for Social Responsibility

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Patrick Flynn

Senior Director of Sustainability, Salesforce

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One