A Letter From the Founding Organizations

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There has been an outpouring of support from across the renewable and clean energy industry in response to the unnecessary death of George Floyd and the many others who have preceded him and the Black Lives Matter Movement. It is a moment for introspection for us all.

We are proud of those within our industry who have voiced support for moving toward a more inclusive and diverse community. Now we must follow these words with clear action and concrete steps to build this community. It will not be easy, nor will it be quick, but we must all do better.

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As a first step...
Leaders from Sol Systems, Cypress Creek, Nextracker, Capital Dynamics, Volt Energy, Mosaic, Nautilus Solar Energy, Generate Capital, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), and the Solar Foundation have come together to share experiences, evaluate best practices, and enact change.
Our goal is to identify specific ways to work together to create the change we all recognize is needed, commit to this change, and drive a larger industry-wide partnership between CEOs and organizations.
The initial framework is simple and includes commitments to act on four core principles:

Assess diversity and inclusion

in our industry to raise awareness around inequality and benchmark progress toward a more diverse and inclusive industry

Develop and share corporate practices and policies

for a consistent drive toward increasing diversity and inclusion within our companies and the industry

Create a more diverse and inclusive pipeline

of candidates in the renewable and clean energy industry

Invest in the under-resourced and minority communities

in which we work.

We acknowledge the following steps are the first among many, but we must start somewhere. It is clear that we are stronger and more influential collectively and can drive change more effectively together.

Sincerely,
CEO Collective

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