We’re speeding up diversity and inclusion within the environment sector to deliver climate justice now
The environment and conservation professions are amongst the least diverse in the UK. We created The RACE Report to focus on charities and funders working on environmental and conservation issues, highlighting the need for greater representation in sustainability and climate action.
The RACE Report 2022 shows the racial diversity gap between the UK working population and staff in environment, conservation, climate and sustainability charities.
*Source: Office of National Statistics, Annual Population Survey 2021-22, non-white identities [n.b terminology replicated from ONS data export]
**Source: RACE Report 2022 overall staff data, POC and racially/ethnically minoritised groups.
Racial Action for the Climate Emergency is working with organisations to drive transparency that will create the impetus to go further and faster on diversity and inclusion.
Between April and September 2022 we collected comparable data from UK charities, trusts and foundations that predominantly work on, or fund, environmental, climate nature or sustainability issues.
In October and November 2022 we analysed the data and prepared the inaugural RACE Report, this will be an annual summary report of the sectoral data. This first report provides generic data without individual organisations identified and will set a decent, robust benchmark.
We will provide case studies demonstrating initiatives that have helped progress equality, diversity and inclusion in organisations and the sector. We’ll work with participating organisations to discuss a potential sector-wide goal.
In 2023, and every year thereafter until at least 2027, we will repeat the survey and publish The RACE Report annually. From 2023 we will also publish the online transparency cards for individual organisations, as is done in Green 2.0.
In 2022, 91 organisations submitted data on the race and ethnicity of their staff members to The RACE report. The proportion of those who identify as people of color and racially or ethnically marginalised groups is...
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