The Green New Deal: Putting Energy to Work

Host Organization: Philanthropy New York, NYC Workforce Funders, New York State Energy Research, and Development Authority (NYSERDA)


The Green New Deal aims to address economic inequality while building a new clean energy industry. Green jobs growth, as demonstrated by recent industry reports at the state and federal levels, can serve disadvantaged communities in New York and nationwide with well-paying, local jobs. Public, private, and philanthropic actors have an opportunity to equip workers for clean energy careers, especially in the energy efficiency sector where jobs in heating, cooling, lighting, insulation, and other efficiency technologies grew by over 6% in 2017 in New York State.

Without direct attention to workforce, firms will face growing challenges to hire installers, technicians, and other support services workers that account for nearly 80% of the clean energy value chain. New York State has launched its own Green New Deal: it is now funding nearly $70M in clean energy workforce initiatives. How can funders coordinate strategies for maximal impact?


  • Recent evidence concerning the clean energy workforce
  • A selection of workforce initiatives underway
  • Concrete pathways for collaboration between public and private workforce funders

2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program (followed by a reception)

Registration is required by March 13th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Guests of Co-Sponsors: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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