Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Who We Are

Brightspot Climate is a team of diversely identified individuals whose histories and families span the globe. Many of our staff have family geographically exposed to the worst effects of climate change; frankly, many of us have concern for our futures and those of younger generations. All of us have a desire to make an impact. We value our environment and wish to preserve it for the health and enjoyment of generations to come.

What We Value

Our team is determined to challenge conventional workplace cultures and practices, following a fundamental guiding principle: change. For our staff, change means turning away from many of the traditional ideals often found in consulting workplaces. We value and uphold equal opportunity, individual belonging, and work-life balance. For our work, change means selectivity in our engagements—prioritizing meaningful and impactful work over extensive financial gain.

How We Engage

With under-represented and marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by climate change, we aim to centre these perspectives in our work. Our vast and varied climate change mitigation efforts are derivative of our team’s diverse perspectives and experiences. To encourage and maintain this diverse team, we work diligently to uphold an equitable and inclusive workplace through our hiring practices, internal commitment, and external engagement.

Our Action Plan

Each September, Brightspot audits the efficacy of its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy by measuring itself against the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB), a fantastic free resource written by 112 expert panelists to help organisations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. Our GDEIB results inform our yearly DE&I action plan, which includes:

  • assigning salaries based on an internally transparent pay scale;
  • implementing accessible and equitable hiring processes and work environment policies;
  • providing and promoting ongoing DE&I education, such as weekly organization-wide DE&I learning sessions;
  • publicly reporting our DE&I statistics on our website, proposals, and reports;
  • developing a community outreach and philanthropy plan;
  • introducing Indigenous engagement and education to our work; and
  • creating a carbon neutral plan.