The Clean Tech world does not look like America.
We in Clean Tech have failed to embrace the power that diversity in our teams can bring to the fight against climate change. Edict stands on the belief that diversity is good business. Diversity can lead us to new ideas and markets that we have overlooked, and bring better returns for our companies and ultimately, our planet.
But at its core, Edict isn’t just a pronouncement of values. It’s a plan for action, for change.
Edict will help member and sponsor companies make real, measurable progress in diversity and inclusion. Let’s think in terms of demand and supply. Edict demands diverse and inclusive voices at the decision-making tables in Clean Tech. And thus, Edict must begin the work by making sure there’s an adequate supply of those voices to strengthen teams across the clean energy ecosystem.
To do this work, Edict is partnering with CELI, our industry’s not-for-profit leader in developing a pipeline of diverse leadership. Our three initial initiatives aren’t modest:
Training new leaders
Placing 25 college students from underrepresented backgrounds in paid summer internships
Helping mid-career professionals transition to clean energy jobs
Training and connecting 75 skilled professionals from underrepresented backgrounds with clean energy opportunities
Building our community
Doubling our current circle of around 30 member companies pledging to uphold the founding Edict Action Plan.
These are big plans. And none of them can happen without you.
If you can fund this work, we need you to sign on as a sponsor.
If you can bring a diverse paid intern or mid-career hire onto your team, we need you to contact us.
If your organization can commit to Edict’s founding principles, we need you to join us.