SF Works will present a program in its Business Innovation Conversations series entitled What Are "Green Jobs," Really? on Monday, November 2nd. This program will feature the following panelists, who will discuss ways in which their companies have implemented green strategies and their perspective on future growth opportunities:
- Jeanine Cotter, CEO, Luminalt, a solar installation company, will discuss the demand for renewable energy systems and the impact of California and San Francisco incentive programs.
- Kim Fox, Director of Environmental Business, Goodwill will discuss her organization's work as both an employer providing green jobs and as coordinator for San Francisco's newly launched Green Skills Academy.
- Sylvia Kwan, President, Kwan Henmi Architects will discuss green design and implications for the construction industry.
- John Legnitto, Vice President and General Manager, Recology will discuss their zero waste strategy and the reasons behind their recent rebranding from Norcal Waste Systems to Recology.
- Karen Chapple, PhD, Director of the Center for Community Innovation at UC Berkeley will moderate our panel. She will define green jobs and the green economy and share results of her state-wide research of green business.
- Josh Henretig, Senior Environmental Sustainability Field Manager for Microsoft, will describe green IT and the implications for their workforce.
This program will take place from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm at the SF Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA. The program cost is $25 for Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for nonmembers and at door (all major credit cards accepted). For questions on this program you can call (415) 217-5181.
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