Diversity data

Between April and October 2023, 142 charities, trusts and foundations that predominantly work on environmental, climate, nature or sustainability issues submitted data to The RACE Report. Data was submitted under three categories:​


Administration and organisation characteristics​


Race and ethnicity data for  staff and governance bodies (where applicable)​


Information on policy, strategy and action on diversity and inclusion​

The data was submitted by organisations in the form of staff headcount for each race/ethnicity. These numbers were totalled across all organisations to calculate the percentage of representation for each race/ethnicity and the total number of staff.

Find out more about the diversity of different categories of staff, and of governance bodies by clicking on the charts below.​

Download the full report to access data from all sections of the data submissions in the 2023 RACE Report.

In this report, we have grouped racial and ethnic identities for analysis purposes. This does not mean that one group is more or less important than any other, or that the experiences of individuals within the group are uniform. We have grouped these identities for practical reasons, such as when populations are too small to support individual analysis and when grouping allows for a better understanding of trends and relationships.

Additionally, some individuals within each category may not have disclosed their race or ethnicity, either by choice or due to data collection limitations. The 94 participating organisations were asked to assess the accuracy and currency of the data they submitted for The RACE Report. The chart below shows their assessment of the data they provided. It is important to note that this data should not be seen as a perfect representation of the sector, but rather as a starting point for measuring and tracking diversity through comparable and collective data.

Our project plan outlines the steps taken to devise the data collection process in the first year. The RACE Report will continue to work on improving the reporting process to achieve greater accuracy and consistency, in collaboration with participating organisations.

How the racial and ethnic identities have been grouped in our analysis:

POC and racially/ethnically minoritised groups​​

  • Arab​
  • Asian/Asian British - Indian​
  • Asian/Asian British – Pakistani​
  • Asian/Asian British – Bangladeshi​
  • Asian/Asian British – Chinese​
  • Asian/Asian British – Any other Asian background​
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British – Caribbean​
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British – African​
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British – British​
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British – Any other Black/African/Caribbean/Black British background​
  • Jewish​

White ethnicities

  • White – English​
  • White – Scottish​
  • White – Welsh​
  • White – Northern Irish​
  • White – British​
  • White – Irish​
  • White – Gypsy or Traveller communities​
  • White- Roma​
  • White – Any other White background​

Other ethnicity

  • Any other ethnic group

Not disclosed

  • Individuals that have not disclosed this information​