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.


2018 Utility Supplier Diversity Update: Opening Doors for Entrepreneurs of Color

September 28, 2018 Diversity & Inclusion

Supplier diversity helps direct corporate procurement to businesses owned by historically marginalized communities. This practice supports economic development and access to contracting opportunities for women, LGBT [...]

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2017 Corporate Board Diversity: Major Players Fail to Reflect California’s Labor Force

April 5, 2018 Diversity & Inclusion

Corporate boards of directors set policy, hire and fire CEOs, and have a huge influence on company behavior and culture. We examined the corporate board diversity [...]

Mobility equity framework explains how to make transportation planning work for people and communities

Mobility Equity Framework: How to Make Transportation Work for People

March 21, 2018 Environmental Equity

For too long, transportation planning has focused on cars rather than people while neglecting communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. This framework offers planners and community advocates a [...]

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework: Reclaiming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Racial Justice

March 12, 2018 Diversity & Inclusion

This framework lays out the differences between diversity, equity and inclusion, charts the evolution of diversity campaigns over the decades, and aims to help diversity advocates [...]


State of Gentrification: Lending to People of Color in California

December 6, 2017 Economic Equity

The Greenlining Institute and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition analyzed California home mortgage data and found that the numbers paint “a statistical portrait of gentrification.” The [...]


Breaking Down Barriers for Women Physicians of Color

October 25, 2017 Health Equity

Women of color are severely underrepresented among U.S. physicians and face serious barriers to entering medicine and succeeding in the field. The Greenlining Institute and the [...]


2017 Supplier Diversity Report Card: California’s Public Utilities

September 20, 2017 Technology Equity, Energy Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

California’s utility, telecommunications and water companies spent $6.38 billion on contracts with minority-owned businesses in 2016, but this generally strong performance remained uneven when one looks [...]


2016 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion Issue Brief

September 15, 2017 Economic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Greenlining analyzed the inclusion of people of color in the eight agencies’ workforces and supply chains from 2014-2016. Communities of color currently face an increasingly adversarial federal policy [...]


Equitable Cannabis Policy

June 30, 2017

The criminalization of the marijuana plant has had disparate impacts on communities of color in the United States for decades, but despite it still being considered [...]

Supplier Diversity Report: Insurance Companies

Supplier Diversity Report: California’s Insurance Companies Shirk Contracting with Minorities

March 7, 2017 Diversity & Inclusion

In the most diverse state in America, the 10 largest insurers do shockingly little business with suppliers owned by people of color.  Insurers buy huge amounts [...]

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