To make equity real for communities of color, our policy teams produce a variety of reports and other materials based on in-depth research and analysis. We dig deep into the issues impacting communities of color, and provide testimony and comments to public agencies considering proposals that would impact our communities. Use the filters to find the type of information you’re looking for.

Publications

Low and Zero Emission Zones: Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Equitable Clean Transportation Policies

July 26, 2021 Environmental Equity, Energy Equity

Executive Summary Low and zero-emissions zones (LEZs and ZEZs)-designated areas of a city in which vehicles must meet certain emissions requirements to enter-are a policy tool [...]

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Sustaining Clean Mobility Equity Programs

March 31, 2021 Environmental Equity

Executive Summary Establishing long-term financial sustainability for clean mobility equity programs represents one of the largest challenges that these programs face. In Clean Mobility Equity: A [...]

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Solving the Medical Debt Crisis

March 30, 2021 Health Equity

Executive Summary Medical debt is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the United States, with 62% of bankruptcies caused by medical bills. In 2016, one [...]

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Clean Mobility Equity: A Playbook
Lessons from California’s Clean Transportation Programs

March 25, 2021 Environmental Equity

Executive Summary California is a world leader in climate change policy and programs-and a key cornerstone of the state’s strategy has been decarbonizing the transportation sector. [...]

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Algorithmic Bias Explained: How Automated Decision-Making Becomes Automated Discrimination

February 18, 2021 Technology Equity, Economic Equity

Introduction Over the last decade, algorithms have replaced decision-makers at all levels of society. Judges, doctors and hiring managers are shifting their responsibilities onto powerful algorithms [...]

Publications

Investing In Climate Equity

January 14, 2021 Economic Equity, Environmental Equity, Energy Equity

Lesson and Opportunities for Increasing Green Bank Investments in Communities of Color By Irene Farnsworth & Rawan Elhalaby Racial and Economic Inequity is the Root of [...]

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Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Cleantech Industry

December 14, 2020 Environmental Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Introduction: The Greenlining Institute has advocated for racial and economic justice since our inception in the early 1990’s,1 and we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion [...]

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2020 Bank Board Diversity

December 3, 2020 Economic Equity

Communities of color have historically been and continue to be excluded from powerful positions in government, corporations and financial institutions. For three decades, The Greenlining Institute [...]

Publications

Home Lending to Communities of Color in California

November 23, 2020 Economic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Home Lending to Communities of Color in California Owning a home is the primary way most Americans build wealth for their families, yet what is a [...]

Online Resources

Californians Deserve To Breathe Clean Air — Indoors and Out

October 14, 2020 Energy Equity

CALIFORNIANS DESERVE TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR – INDOORS AND OUT WE NEED HEALTHY, AFfordable, FOSSIL FUEL-FREE HOMES NOW! The Greenlining Institute | California Environmental Justice Alliance [...]

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