Diversity & Inclusion
The Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) recognises that a diverse community of people drawn from the widest pool of talent is needed to achieve the sustainable management of our natural capital.
The NCI aims to actively promote diversity and inclusion across all of its activities and strives to continually acknowledge areas for improvement. We additionally endeavour to promote equal opportunities amongst our community. Examples of how this is achieved include pro-actively seeking diversity among invited speakers; ensuring that all event locations are easily accessible; guaranteeing that everyone in attendance of meetings is free from harassment or discrimination, and through the provision of resources that enable participation by individuals with caring responsibilities.
The NCI has a representative in the RSB’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group who come together for regular discussions and implement a range of activities to provide equal opportunities across the biosciences. Our work is adviced by the diversity and inclusion policies in our four partner organisations:
- Diversity and inclusion at the Royal Society of Biology
- Diversity at the British Ecological Society
- UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s equality and diversity policy
- The James Hutton Institute’s equality, diversity and inclusion statement