The Clean Tech world does not look like America.

Clean Tech leaders value diversity, but we have failed to embrace the power that diversity in our teams can bring to the fight against climate change. Edict stands on the belief that diversity is good business. Diversity can lead us to new ideas and markets that we have overlooked, and bring better returns for our companies and ultimately, our planet. 

But at its core, Edict isn’t just a pronouncement of values. It’s a plan for action and change. 

Edict will help member and sponsor companies make real, measurable progress in diversity and inclusion. Let’s think in terms of supply and demand. To bring more diverse and inclusive voices to the decision-making tables in Clean Tech, we need to commit to the work to make sure there’s an adequate supply of those voices to strengthen teams across the clean energy ecosystem.

Edict is partnering with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), our industry’s not-for-profit leader in developing a pipeline of diverse leadership. However, CELI can only help us to the extent that we are able to fund this project. 

Below, you’ll find three tiers of possible Edict funding, and what CELI can do for us at each level — $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000. These are big plans. And none of them can happen without you. Can you help fund this critical work?

$250,000 of Investment

$100,000: Establish Clean Energy Intern Matching Program

CELI will design and implement a program to match diverse clean energy candidates to paid internships across the clean energy economy. Funding will be used to hire a full-time employee who will coordinate efforts across CELI’s existing team members and a network of national volunteers. 

$150,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Two Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston and New York with seed funding of $75,000 per city.


$500,000 of Investment

$200,000: Launch Clean Energy Leaders Summer Fellowship in Existing Cities

In addition to matching interns, CELI will provide programming and additional professional development opportunities for interns through CELI Alumni matching, Clean Energy 101 education and orientation, and monthly professional development training.

$300,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Four Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston, New York, Atlanta, and one additional strategic city with seed funding of $75,000 per city.


$1,000,000 of Investment

$250,000: Launch Clean Energy Leaders Summer Fellowship with National Reach

In addition to the programming highlighted above, CELI would hire additional staff to expand internship matching, professional development programming, and community building for diverse candidates in all regions where CELI operates. This seed funding would allow CELI to recruit additional corporate partners to the matching program, ensuring its longevity at a national scale. 

$375,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Five Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston, New York, Atlanta, and two additional strategic cities with seed funding of $75,000 per city.

$375,000: Develop and Launch a Senior Fellowship for Mid-Career Professionals

CELI will create a national Senior Fellowship for diverse, mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their executive leadership trajectory and/or transition into the clean energy industry. 

Designed as an executive education program, Fellows would meet quarterly for four-day intensives in clean energy deep-dives, leadership development, and community building across the industry. The inaugural cohort would be designed for 50-75 participants with established goals of achieving at least 50% Fellows of Color and 35% specifically focused on Black and Latinx populations. 

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Edict: Empowering Diversity in Clean Tech

by The Clean Energy Leadership Institute


The Clean Tech world does not look like America.

Clean Tech leaders value diversity, but we have failed to embrace the power that diversity in our teams can bring to the fight against climate change. Edict stands on the belief that diversity is good business. Diversity can lead us to new ideas and markets that we have overlooked, and bring better returns for our companies and ultimately, our planet. 

But at its core, Edict isn’t just a pronouncement of values. It’s a plan for action and change. 

Edict will help member and sponsor companies make real, measurable progress in diversity and inclusion. Let’s think in terms of supply and demand. To bring more diverse and inclusive voices to the decision-making tables in Clean Tech, we need to commit to the work to make sure there’s an adequate supply of those voices to strengthen teams across the clean energy ecosystem.

Edict is partnering with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), our industry’s not-for-profit leader in developing a pipeline of diverse leadership. However, CELI can only help us to the extent that we are able to fund this project. 

Below, you’ll find three tiers of possible Edict funding, and what CELI can do for us at each level — $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000. These are big plans. And none of them can happen without you. Can you help fund this critical work?

$250,000 of Investment

$100,000: Establish Clean Energy Intern Matching Program

CELI will design and implement a program to match diverse clean energy candidates to paid internships across the clean energy economy. Funding will be used to hire a full-time employee who will coordinate efforts across CELI’s existing team members and a network of national volunteers. 

$150,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Two Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston and New York with seed funding of $75,000 per city.


$500,000 of Investment

$200,000: Launch Clean Energy Leaders Summer Fellowship in Existing Cities

In addition to matching interns, CELI will provide programming and additional professional development opportunities for interns through CELI Alumni matching, Clean Energy 101 education and orientation, and monthly professional development training.

$300,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Four Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston, New York, Atlanta, and one additional strategic city with seed funding of $75,000 per city.


$1,000,000 of Investment

$250,000: Launch Clean Energy Leaders Summer Fellowship with National Reach

In addition to the programming highlighted above, CELI would hire additional staff to expand internship matching, professional development programming, and community building for diverse candidates in all regions where CELI operates. This seed funding would allow CELI to recruit additional corporate partners to the matching program, ensuring its longevity at a national scale. 

$375,000: Expand CELI’s Fellowship & Community Programming to Five Cities

CELI will expand its existing educational and community-building programming to Houston, New York, Atlanta, and two additional strategic cities with seed funding of $75,000 per city.

$375,000: Develop and Launch a Senior Fellowship for Mid-Career Professionals

CELI will create a national Senior Fellowship for diverse, mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their executive leadership trajectory and/or transition into the clean energy industry. 

Designed as an executive education program, Fellows would meet quarterly for four-day intensives in clean energy deep-dives, leadership development, and community building across the industry. The inaugural cohort would be designed for 50-75 participants with established goals of achieving at least 50% Fellows of Color and 35% specifically focused on Black and Latinx populations.