Reading Material on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Below is some reading material we’ve come across about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and especially how it plays out in the workplace. We encourage you to read and think about how this could affect your organization.

Green 2.0

Leaking Talent – How People of Color are Pushed Out of Environmental Organizations

“The environmental movement has historically had a lack of racial diversity across all ranks of the largest NGOs and Foundations. In 2018, Green 2.0 asked the 40 largest NGOs and environmental foundations to report the ethnic diversity of their staff. A large majority of the organizations reported. Among the 40 largest green NGOs, only 20% of the staff and 21% of the senior staff identified as People of Color. Environmental foundations revealed similar numbers with 25% of the staff and 4% of the senior staff identifying as People of Color. In comparison, more than 40% of staff and 17% of executives in the tech sector are People of Color.” Read Report.

Green 2.0 is an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies. The Green 2.0 working group advocates for data transparency, accountability and increased resources to ensure that these organizations increase their diversity.

The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies

The report The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies is the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement.

Diversity Derailed

The report Diversity Derailed examines the executive search process used by mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, and the search firms they employ to assist them in diversifying their senior staff.

Harvard Business Review:
Why So Few “Diversity Candidates” Are Hired

  • Likelihood of choosing a woman candidate.
  • Likelihood of choosing a minority candidate.

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