Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

NYSEIA is committed to identifying and combating structural racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, both within our own institution and as a member of the broader energy and environmental community. We believe that everyone should be able to benefit from solar energy, and that our industry should reflect the diversity of our communities, and the values of a just and equitable society.

 

To accomplish these goals, NYSEIA has formed a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee consisting of young leaders from our member companies. They are heading our efforts at internal and external reform according to the following principles: 

 

  • NYSEIA envisions a world where all members of society are able to thrive, and to participate meaningfully in the solar economy regardless of race, class, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.
     

  • NYSEIA acknowledges the role that structural racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia play in our world, and the corresponding social, economic, environmental injustice this has caused. 
     

  • NYSEIA recognizes the role that the solar industry plays in perpetuating these systems, and the responsibility to heal our divisions. 

 

To learn more about this program, to benefit from our permanent 50 percent MWBE membership discount, or to partner on related events and projects, please contact info@nyseia.org.

D&I Spotlight

D&I Spotlight is a series of conversations with NYSEIA members about their process of improving representation and cohesion among staff through the hiring process and other initiatives. To participate and share your insights, please contact info@nyseia.org.

JEDI Committee

Our Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee consists of leaders from NYSEIA member companies that are committed to building an industry that welcomes and promotes all New Yorkers. Learn more about our membership program and get involved.

What We Do
  • Work with the NYSEIA Staff and Board of Directors to implement internal practices that promote JEDI outcomes.
     

  • Engage with allied organizations to support their efforts and learn best practices.
     

  • Feature the work of NYSEIA member companies to improve and achieve their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

  • Recruit speakers and panelists from under-represented communities to meet the NYSEIA mandate for 50 percent participation at industry events.
     

  • Organize social and professional public events such as conferences and networking that foster diverse workplace culture.