Views of the High Road
California’s strong economy positions companies to seize the moment in creating opportunity, access, wellness, and sustainability for all citizens. Our three opening speakers will explore how companies can Navigate the High Road and lead on the big social and environmental issues of the day.
ANATOMY OF DECISION-MAKING: TAKING A STAND
BlackRock Sustainable Investing
Levi Strauss & Co.
WOMEN & TECH
THE ROLE OF NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS
ISSUE EDUCATION SESSIONS
CRASH COURSES ON LIGHTNING ROD ISSUES WITH NONPROFIT PARTNERS
We will hear from leading experts about the biggest issues facing our communities.
Our nation is strongest when everyone can contribute. Ours must be a compassionate community that protects children, respects the value of family, and upholds the dignity of all people, wherever they come from. Hear the constructive role companies are playing in addressing immigration policy as parents are criminally prosecuted at the border, “fast-track” hearings come to California, and the protected status of Haitians and Nicaraguans (among others) is removed.
Concerns are growing about the upcoming census. As one of the pillars of our representative democracy, the census dictates the distribution of more than $675 billion and is a benchmark for many business decisions. A flawed or disputed census would re-set the economic, political and civic course for the next decade. During this session you’ll hear how business leaders are joining forces to support a fair and accurate count.
DATA FOR GOOD
Every day we learn more about the enormous opportunities and unforeseen risks from living in our data-rich environment. What trends in this burgeoning field should we be tracking? How can we harness the power of data and analytics and leverage them for social good? And with so many new tools and so much information at our disposal, how do we ensure that we are leveraging the highest quality information in our planning, decision-making and grantmaking?
Not everyone is benefiting from the region’s economic growth. With the high demand for skilled labor and the growing use of artificial intelligence and automation by companies, sustained economic opportunity is moving further out of reach for communities where inequitable financial investment has resulted in the widest gap of wealth and poverty in the state’s history. Join us to explore the efforts to increase access and equity in the workforce, and to discuss what it portends for the future of work.
The Bay Area is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. On any given night in the Bay Area over 15,000 people are without a home. Come learn about the newest ideas and bold solutions to help unhoused people in our community.