Grow a green city

Introduction for the 2013 North American Sustainable Cities Scorecard.

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors took a big step in April when it recommended by unanimous vote that the city divest nearly $600 million in fossil-fuel holdings from its $16-billion pension fund.

As the biggest municipality in North America to take such action, San Francisco is nudging other major cities on the continent to reconsider their own fossil-fuel investments.

It’s the kind of leadership many have come to expect from the “City by the Bay,” and according to Corporate Knights’ inaugural North American Sustainable Cities Scorecard, is indicative of San Francisco’s sustainability performance.

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