Renewable Energy SmartPod

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Renewables Industry

April 21, 2021 SmartBrief Season 1 Episode 3
Renewable Energy SmartPod
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Renewables Industry
Chapters
4:46
Industry progress on DEI
8:30
Tough individual experiences
19:29
Renewables' financial clout for change
22:46
Recruiting more diverse talent
Renewable Energy SmartPod
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Renewables Industry
Apr 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 3
SmartBrief

The social justice movement that gathered momentum in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder forced many industries, including renewables, to take a long, hard look at their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  This episode features Kenneth Labeja, the co-founder and CFO of Triple Oak Power, and Dareem David, director of finance at Primergy Solar, discussing the progress the industry has made on DEI initiatives (4:46 and 16:25) and difficult circumstances they've experienced as Black men in renewables (8:30). They also look at ways the renewables industry can flex its financial clout to drive change (19:29) and diversify its ranks of younger talent and experienced professionals (22:26). 


EDF Renewables
Energy innovation for the next generation

Show Notes Chapter Markers

The social justice movement that gathered momentum in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder forced many industries, including renewables, to take a long, hard look at their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  This episode features Kenneth Labeja, the co-founder and CFO of Triple Oak Power, and Dareem David, director of finance at Primergy Solar, discussing the progress the industry has made on DEI initiatives (4:46 and 16:25) and difficult circumstances they've experienced as Black men in renewables (8:30). They also look at ways the renewables industry can flex its financial clout to drive change (19:29) and diversify its ranks of younger talent and experienced professionals (22:26). 


EDF Renewables
Energy innovation for the next generation

Industry progress on DEI
Tough individual experiences
Renewables' financial clout for change
Recruiting more diverse talent