Our Commitment to Equity

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

VBSR is committed to creating and nurturing organizations, institutions, and systems that regenerate people, communities, ecosystems, and relationships of all kinds. For us, regeneration is not possible without justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to be an organization that is actively reversing historic societal injustices by creating an environment where all members are actively designing and evolving structures that foster equity in decision-making, power, information, and resources.

VBSR is committed to honestly and radically working to reverse all mindsets, behaviors, policies, and practices that have been intentionally designed and/or unintentionally adopted to give power, privilege, and advantage to one group of humans over others, one way of knowing and beliefs over others, and humans over other species. We are committed to disrupting the current dominant design of organizations, institutions, and systems in all sectors that we recognize to be based on a mechanistic, reductionist, and extractive model that has been imposed on the world through colonialism, slavery, white supremacy, patriarchy, and all other systems of oppression, and is advanced and reinforced by industrial economic models and markets.

VBSR understands that these commitments will continue to evolve. We invest in continuing to learn, develop and evolve ourselves, our organization, and our approaches. In this context, we offer this statement as one expression of our continuing work for equity and justice and we embrace all questions, diverse perspectives, and dialogue from our community in alignment with VBSR’s Leadership Principles.

VBSR’s Leadership Principles