Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders reached a budget agreement, which SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas applauded as essential to strengthen California’s competitiveness, support innovation and accelerate progress on California’s ambitious climate goals.
As the leading organization representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem, SVLG supports the Governor’s proposals to streamline CEQA. These clean infrastructure projects – like water, clean transportation projects like Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure and rail upgrades, clean energy and semiconductor or microelectronic research and development facilities – will promote jobs, strengthen California’s competitiveness, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed reforms are essential to position California to compete not only for federal dollars but also private-sector investments at a time of great economic volatility and uncertainty.
A number of dynamic Silicon Valley companies are heading to Sacramento on Tuesday, May 23, to participate in Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s (SVLG) annual Sacramento Advocacy Day — an event that brings delegation of business leaders to Sacramento for a series of conversations with key members of the executive and legislative branches of government.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – today announced the launch of three new Centers of Expertise (COEs) in support of the organization’s 2023 agenda: Accelerating the Next Era of Silicon Valley Leadership.
To promote California’s clean energy and clean technology leadership and innovative businesses, SVLG’s SVP of Sustainable Growth – Tim McRae – recently joined the California Clean Energy Trade Mission to Japan.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG, today issued a statement applauding Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Mary Holing, VP of Environmental Policy at SVLG, today issued a statement applauding the climate and clean energy investment provisions that have been announced as part of the inflation reduction package.
Leveraging a record state budget surplus, SVLG partnered with Save the Bay, the Bay Area Council, Together Bay Area, Valley Water, and San Mateo County to make a push for critical funding for flood protection and restoration projects to meet the mounting climate related challenges we are now experiencing. We rallied local elected leaders throughout the Bay whose cities are directly impacted by rising waters and met with Bay Area legislators to champion additional funding. As a result of our efforts, this year’s budget deal has a historic $120 million dollar commitment dedicated to address Seal Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay.
SAN JOSE, CA (June 16, 2022) – Citing the “existential threat to civilization” posed by the climate crisis, former Vice President Al Gore today joined the chorus of leading global voices calling for new, more effective leadership at the World Bank at the “ESG to Carbon Free Summit,” presented by Western Digital and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG).
As Vice President for Environmental Policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Mary Holing is a passionate advocate for climate action at the intersection of business and government.
Mary leads SVLG’s Silicon Valley Climate Collective, which regularly convenes SVLG member company CEOs with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in order to coordinate their efforts to combat climate change in a way that simultaneously invigorates and supports U.S. businesses. The Climate Collective demonstrates how clean technology and sustainability practices can safeguard the climate and grow the economy at the same time.
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