Official Statement Addressing Racial Injustice

IPC stands in support of Black Americans and all others across the nation who are protesting police brutality and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Racial justice, environmental justice, and climate justice are inextricably linked – inclusive prosperity for all is not possible without addressing these issues collectively. The climate crisis cannot be solved without confronting the role of systemic racism especially in the environmental community. The negative impacts of racism fall disproportionately on Black Americans just as do the burdens of the climate crisis. Energy costs, negative health outcomes such as asthma and respiratory issues, and pollution are disproportionately higher in communities of color.

Decades of disinvestment must be redressed.

IPC commits to finding ways to step up our work with black and brown communities. We will continue to elevate the voices and the work of partners on the ground working to ensure clean energy is deployed in communities of color and fighting for a just transition to a new energy paradigm. We pledge to listen, learn and collaborate on investment solutions that bring the benefits of clean energy and inclusive prosperity to all.

We acknowledge that we must improve the diversity of our staff, which will require the necessary work of self-reflection, changes and continuous improvement. We know a statement in and of itself doesn’t mean much. We hope to be judged by the partnerships we create, the work we do, and the results we deliver together with those in communities across the country fighting for racial and climate justice.

Signed,

Staff and Board of Inclusive Prosperity Capital

 

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