Supplier Diversity Progress Stalls

Contracting with Latino-Owned Companies Plunges as Energy & Telecom Company Spending with Minority-Owned Firms Drops by $67 Million Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Contracting with minority-owned businesses by California energy and telecommunications…
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Tech’s Diversity Problem: Can We Talk?

The tech industry knows it has a problem with diversity. Representation of  Blacks, Latino/as, and Native People at leading companies unfortunately fluctuates between zero and seven percent — not at all representative of the U.S.’s shifting racial demographics. The companies have…
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Meaningless Federal Financial-Institution Diversity Standards Just Released

DiversityInc by Barbara Frankel Six federal agencies recently released joint standards to assess diversity efforts of the financial institutions they represent. Unfortunately, the standards have no means of accountability — they are entirely voluntary and require only self-assessment. The standards…
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Advocates, Officials Blast Bank Regulators’ Proposed Diversity Standards

Sen. Bob Menendez, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar Join Greenlining Institute in Criticism Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) WASHINGTON – Final joint standards just released by six federal agencies for assessing the diversity practices of the…
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California’s Clean Energy Boom: Will this Rising Tide Raise All Boats?

The clean energy economy is taking off in California.  In the last decade California’s clean energy economy grew by 20 percent while the total economy grew only two percent.  This means that our state is increasingly getting our energy from…
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