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.

Online Resources

Equity Lab Toolkit: Development without Displacement

May 2, 2019

During the Equity Lab session on Development without Displacement, we developed an interactive activity to walk participants through creating an anti-displacement plan. Imagine that after years of underinvestment, your neighborhood [...]

Advancing Racial Equity in the City of Oakland’s Small Business Ecosystem

Advancing Racial Equity in the City of Oakland’s Small Business Ecosystem

April 18, 2019 Economic Equity

The City of Oakland released its 2018-2020 Economic Development Strategy with a strong focus on entrepreneurship to build wealth in local communities of color. To support [...]

The autonomous vehicle transportation revolution is coming.

Autonomous Vehicle Heaven or Hell? Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All

January 23, 2019 Diversity & Inclusion, Environmental Equity

The rapid development of self-driving, autonomous vehicle technology is leading the way to a transportation revolution with three major components: self-driving cars, shared mobility, and electrification. [...]


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 [...]

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