Since our founding in 2005, Next Street has strived to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, both internally and through the work we do. While we’re proud of what we achieved, events in 2020 including the murder of George Floyd confirmed we needed to do more to support our employees, clients, and the communities of color that we serve. To that end, we evolved beyond just promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Today, we’re committed to long-lasting change as an anti-racist institution.
We define racism as the combination of power and privilege that upholds a system of white supremacy. We have made a series of commitments to help dismantle that system.
Internally, we’ve evaluated and evolved our hiring processes, invested in anti-racism capacity-building for our leadership team and Inclusive Impact Committee, engaged in racial equity caucusing and anti-racism training for all staff, and employed a more diverse Board of Managers.
Through our work, we are accelerating the impact institutions and advisors have by providing BIPOC communities and businesses with the experts, networks, and capital they need to thrive.
We are excited to share our accomplishments, but there is still a lot of work to do. We hope that you’ll join us.