San Francisco is a leader in sustainability. The city has the toughest ban on polystyrene foam products in the United States. It requires solar panels or green roofs to be installed in all new public and private buildings. Green building codes will add significantly to the more than 100 million square feet of space earning LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification already in place.
No wonder start-ups and companies focused on sustainability call San Francisco home. The rest now have to catch up! For new sustainability practitioners, this is good news. There are ground floor opportunities. For established practitioners – also good news. Leadership, management and executive roles are expanding.
Companies focused on sustainability:
Edison Energy – energy-as-a-service*
Proterra – electric bus manufacturer
Luminalt – solar installation
Food and Beverage
Impossible Foods – plant-based burgers
GreenChoice – sustainable foods for specific dietary needs*
Ripple Foods – pea-based milk products
Imperfect Produce – food delivery
Harmless Harvest – raw and organically sourced foods
Buildings and Construction
Aclima – air quality sensors
Comfy – building systems
Molekule – air purification*
Method – green cleaning products
Liquid* – water conservation*
CrowdFlower – crowd funding
EvoLve – investment in sustainable businesses*
Newday Financial Technologies – impact investing platform*
Viaex Technologies – biomaterials*
Coeio – funeral services
Chegg – eco-friendly décor
Last Minute Gear – buy, rent or borrow alternative to consumerism*
The RealReal – luxury consignment*
Sustainability practitioners come from all sectors. And, at the time of publication, each sector has at least one company actively hiring!
Because of its leadership in sustainability, San Francisco is an ideal location for our Certified CSR-P Training, Oct. 15-16, 2019. Other upcoming trainings include Toronto, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2019 and Miami, Jan. 16-17, 2020.