Social Finance announced today that Jake Segal, Vice President, has been selected as a Commissioner for California 100, an initiative focused on charting an inspiring vision and strategy for the state’s next century.
Incubated at the University of California and Stanford University, California 100 is establishing a 26-member multigenerational commission with diverse backgrounds and expertise to advise on, and engage in, the initiative. Earlier this summer, California 100 announced research awards to 18 centers and institutes across the state to examine future scenarios with the potential to shape California’s leadership in the coming century.
In addition to research, California 100 will work in partnership with local and statewide agencies to sponsor original policy innovation projects across California. Commissioners will organize engagement sessions with key stakeholders across the state to test California 100’s research and policy innovation efforts and to ensure that Californians are directly included in the initiative’s work.
A resident of the Bay Area, Jake has experience building innovative, data-driven partnerships with state and local governments, as well as foundations and nonprofits. Jake, who leads Social Finance’s California office, recently served as the lead editor for Workforce Realigned: How New Partnerships Are Advancing Economic Mobility.
“The future of California’s public policy will be shaped by smarter and fairer tools and processes to guide spending,” says Segal. “We are starting to see leadership from those who want to use data and technology to improve decision making in service of society; who want to make both government and businesses much more accountable and more trustworthy; who realize governments and markets are hugely and irreversibly tangled and can work together to mutual benefit; and who envision systems of spending and incentives that are more precise in creating programs that are both equitable and effective. This Commission is an opportunity to highlight those themes and lift new ideas about how we’ll fund a better future.”
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