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.


Towards Fair Cures: Economic Development and Stem Cell Research

October 16, 2007 Health Equity

What if a cure existed for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, blindness, HIV/AIDS, and many other debilitating diseases and illnesses? Adapted into state law in the 2004, [...]


Pharmaceutical Companies Behind Closed Doors: Corporate Responsibility Gone Awry

October 16, 2007 Health Equity

As a consequence of artificial price inflation and excessive marketing, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry generated an all-time high $215 billion in revenue last year, making it [...]


Social Benefits and Private Investments: The Private Sector’s Role in Increasing Diversity in the Health Workforce

October 11, 2007 Diversity & Inclusion, Health Equity

On April 20, 2007, The Greenlining Institute, the Bay Area Coalition to Increase Diversity in the Health Workforce, Pacific Public Health Training Center, UC Berkeley Center [...]


Creating a Philanthropic Sector That Is More Responsive to the Needs of Diverse Communities

September 25, 2007

Today’s news is inundated with stories of social and economic hardships that low- and middle-class Americans face, from the disheartening state of the country’s health care [...]


The Green Solution for People of Color: How the Advent of Green Business Can Bring Two Movements Together

July 16, 2007 Environmental Equity

A deep divide presently characterizes two key progressive movements: environmental groups and civil rights advocates. The rapidly-growing “green industry” – or business that contributes to an [...]


Investing in a Diverse Democracy: Foundation Giving to Minority-Led Nonprofits

June 28, 2007 Diversity & Inclusion

The purpose of this study is to measure the role foundations are playing in empowering minority communities to contribute to the nation’s cutting-edge public policy dialogue. [...]


A Status Report on Career Staff Diversity at the University of California

June 18, 2007 Diversity & Inclusion, Health Equity

It is economically imperative for the University of California to meaningfully address the vast minority populations that reside in the state. A diverse career staff provides [...]


2006 Greenlining Annual Report Card: California Utility Supplier Diversity

May 17, 2007 Diversity & Inclusion, Energy Equity, Technology Equity

Each year the Greenlining Institute submits to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a report highlighting utility contracting to minority businesses. In 2006, the six largest [...]


Bush’s Cabinet Diversity Should be the Model for the Banking Industry: Diversity at the Board of Directors of the Twenty Largest Banks

February 5, 2007 Economic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

This is Greenlining’s third annual report on board of director diversity at major banks and reflects board of director diversity in 2006. Greenlining’s report addresses a key [...]


Left Behind: The Reality of African American Homeownership in California

March 5, 2006 Economic Equity

Only 39 percent of African Americans in California live in a home that they own, compared to nearly 50 percent for African Americans in the rest [...]

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