We bring powerful but traditionally isolated organizations together to secure a vibrant future for our city and our planet.
We organize our work according to standing Impact Areas ("how" we approach climate action) and flexible Focus Areas ("what" we focus on at any given time).
BC3's current Impact Areas include Purchasing and Aggregation; Program Sharing, Development, and Coordination; Policy; and Community and Professional Development. These Impact Areas reflect the kinds of value we offer to our membership.
Addressing climate change demands flexibility. Each year, BC3's Board assesses member needs, new opportunities, and pressing challenges to select topical Focus Areas that guide BC3 strategy. In 2018, our Focus Areas are Employee Engagement and Climate Resilience and Adaptation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BC3's geographic focus? Do you only work in San Francisco?
BC3's history and focus for our policy initiatives is in San Francisco. At the same time, we work to scale and share programs that can have a broader impact whenever possible. A good example is our SunShares program, which engages 50 Bay Area cities and companies to secure discounts on solar and EVs for any Bay Area resident.
Why do companies join BC3?
Every company has its own reasons for joining BC3, but the most common reasons include:
How do you differ from other business-oriented climate organizations?
BC3's work complements the work being done by many other great organizations. Wherever possible, we seek to reduce replication and find opportunities for productive partnerships. We are unique in that we are able to bring the world's most innovative companies together with progressive, innovative city government.
Can I pitch a product, service, or partnership to your membership?
We maintain a strict policy of not sharing our members' contact information. At the same time, we strive to help our members stay abreast of the latest tools and developments that can help them achieve their sustainability goals. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your project.