Foundation Board Diversity: No Change in Diversity Since 2009

Greenlining believes that organized philanthropy has a responsibility to reflect the diversity of America. As the recent national election highlighted, the country has changed and will continue to change into the future. If communities of color can largely decide who our president will be, they should also be given a fair shot to participate in all aspects of philanthropy. Please read our latest analysis of the gender, racial, and ethnic makeup of the board of directors of the largest 48 foundations in the nation.

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Health, Equity and the Bottom Line: Workplace Wellness and California Small Businesses

Workplace wellness programs (WWPs) have captured the attention of business and health leaders, policy makers, and insurance companies as a potential strategy to prevent chronic disease and contain health care costs. Over the next couple of years, California policymakers, employers, business and labor groups, and health leaders are going to be considering and implementing approaches to workplace wellness. The impact of those approaches will depend upon how solutions are designed and applied throughout the population. In this brief, The Greenlining Institute and Prevention Institute lay out key questions to consider about workplace wellness for California’s small business and diverse workforce.

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A Promise to Diverse Communities: Summary of the Foundation Coalition’s Efforts

This report provides the public with a high-level snapshot of what was accomplished under the June 2008 agreement between a coalition of 10 California-based foundations and the leaders of the Black, Asian, and Latino Caucuses. By publishing this report, Greenlining is hoping to obtain feedback to help inform our efforts to diversify philanthropy. Greenlining strongly believes that progress towards philanthropic diversity will only come about if there is a sustained and constructive debate on this topic.

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2012 Supplier Diversity Report Card: Another Record-Breaking Year

Always on the cutting edge, California and the companies that operate within it have a long tradition of recognizing that diversity is an integral part of good business. Perhaps nowhere is this culture more apparent than in the groundbreaking supplier diversity efforts taken on by its utilities and telecommunications companies. Under the leadership of the California Public Utilities Commission’s General Order 156, these companies have established robust supplier diversity programs that have developed over the past two decades into the national gold standard.

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Supplier Diversity: California’s Economic Engine Event Program

In a state where people of color make up nearly 60% of the population, California’s ethnically diverse economy will be critical to the state’s overall economic recovery. Over the last 10 years, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has built the most successful program in the country to create opportunities for ethnic, women, & disabled veteran-owned companies. Under the CPUC’s leadership, California’s utilities and telecom companies awarded $7 billion in contracts to diverse-owned companies in 2011 alone. The CPUC is now influencing the creation of other state and federal models, driving a more inclusive and equitable economic recovery. This forum will illuminate how this is happening and what’s on the horizon.

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Tech Untaxed: Tax Avoidance in Silicon Valley, and How America’s Richest Company Pays a Lower Tax Rate than You Do

Tax avoidance by wealthy high-tech firms is on the rise, a new report from The Greenlining Institute finds. Cash held overseas by tech firms rose 21 percent from 2010 to 2011. Apple’s 2011 tax rate of 9.8 percent was lower than that of American households making an average of $42,500 per year.

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