26th May 2022

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit is a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK.

Climate change presents important challenges and opportunities to Britons in the decades ahead, while the choices we make on energy have implications for society, the economy and the climate system. We believe that debates on these issues should be underpinned by evidence, and involve the full range of stakeholders.

We support journalists, parliamentarians and other communicators with accurate and accessible briefings on key issues, and work with individuals and organisations that have interesting stories to tell, helping them connect to the national conversation.

We plan to:

  • Institute a paid internship with ECIU for a recent graduate from a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background

  • Review our recruitment procedures, testing changes like removing names and other identifying data from applications for so that the recruitment process actively seeks to reduce unconscious bias.

  • Broaden the diversity of our advisory board members to bring in more voices from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds.

  • Pursue training for the ECIU team, connecting with and learning from other organisations to understand better how we can build diversity and inclusion into our communications.

  • Build equality, diversion and inclusion into our planning processes, risk management and personal development and review (PDR) processes, including building it into our purpose, setting ourselves a requirement to account for how we are building it into our work when we report to funders, and nominating a board member and a member of staff to champion and lead on diversity and inclusion.

  • Communicate this commitment and work to other organisations in our sector with whom we work particularly closely, with a view to encouraging others to sign up to this initiative, and work with us on elements of these commitments.