Wednesday 1 November 2023

Environmental Professionals and Ethnic Diversity

According to a survey (n = 2,004 environmental professionals) commissioned by Wildlife and Countryside Link, only 4% out of 44 charities have consistently implemented an action plan in order to increase ethnic diversity while 84% consider or are taking action over a lack of inclusion. Only 22% of leaders felt increasing diversity actually was a top priority for the sector (86% agreed it should be one). Only 98 of those surveyed indicated that they were of ethnic minority descent. These persons were also the ones who showed lower ratings of their organisations' policies aiming to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Eleven of them said there was racism in the sector, mostly unconscious bias and covert racism (via).

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