Green 2.0 Updates Transparency Report Card with New Data and Participants

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2019
Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 202-450-0263

Green 2.0 Updates Transparency Report Card with New Data and Participants
Despite Additional Data, Overall Diversity Numbers for Environmental Movement Still Dismal

(Washington, DC) – Green 2.0 has updated it second annual Transparency Report Card with new data from existing survey participants, and data from a new survey participant: Conservation International. After the Report Card was unveiled in early January, several organizations came forward to pledge their participation going forward, and others reached out to request corrections and/or updates to their 2017 and/or 2018 data as represented in the Report Card.

Whitney Tome, Green 2.0 Executive Director, stated: “Green 2.0 has updated the current Transparency Report Card to ensure it is an accurate reflection of progress across the sectors. While some of the requested adjustments resulted in slightly different percentages for some organizations, the overall picture of the environmental movement remains the same. The racial and ethnic makeup of staff, leadership, and boards of these organizations is still overwhelmingly white.”

Tome also announced updated guidelines for future Green 2.0 Report Cards:

  1. Green 2.0 will provide each organization with the data reported via GuideStar in April 2017 and April 2018 including any corrections that they have made since;
  2. Green 2.0 will provide each organization with their 2019 data from GuideStar at least 2 weeks before the publishing of the next Report Card;
  3. Data collected will continue to compare staff, leadership and board diversity on April of each year, including 2017, 2018, and soon for 2019;
  4. The deadline for the next round of data is April 1, 2019.

Tome added: “We thank all the organizations who have worked with Green 2.0 to promote greater transparency in the environmental movement on the issues of diversity and inclusion, including those who have committed to reporting their data as a result of our most recent Report Card. We also deeply appreciate the advice and insight that organizations have made to their own data collection and reporting system, including providing several recommendations that help us to determine these revised guidelines and will continue to affect how Green 2.0 proceeds. We look forward to forging new relationships and collaborations as we engage in a multi-pronged strategy to hold environmental organizations and leaders accountable for fair, equitable hiring and promotion of people of color.”

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Green 2.0 is a 21st century effort to increase racial and ethnic diversity in order to strengthen the mainstream environmental movement. Its working group pushes for data transparency, accountability, and increased resources to ensure environmental organizations, foundations and federal government agencies are diverse at the highest levels. Green 2.0 works to stimulate the demand for, and demonstrate the supply of, talented leaders of all backgrounds. Follow Green 2.0. on Twitter and Facebook.

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