The Technology Sector team’s mission is to organize major technology players, both companies and business associations, to advocate for effective national climate policy with a unified voice. Organizations that are currently working with us in various capacities include Silicon Valley Leadership Group, American Sustainable Business Council, Partnership for Responsible Growth, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Inc., Facebook, and Salesforce. All of our partner organizations are leaders in their internal sustainability efforts, and are influential with respect to climate/clean energy policy at the state, national, and/or international levels. They have engaged with BCL in a variety of ways, including meeting jointly with Members of Congress, signing our carbon pricing principles, and agreeing to participate in a carbon pricing policy discussion. Our ultimate goal is to catalyze a collective endorsement of federal carbon pricing from our partner organizations.
Steve Hams is the Director of Engagement for BCL. Steve has served for nearly 30 years as a business executive with large- and medium-sized high tech and medical technology companies in Silicon Valley. He also is a co-leader for Citizens' Climate Lobby’s Silicon Valley North chapter.