What is the CESBS Initiative?
Since our founding over a century ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront of transformative social change. Grounded in our mission to ensure the health and well-being of all persons, the NAACP has taken leadership in the movement for sustainable, equitable, and regenerative buildings and development.
Launched in 2018, the Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative is working to ensure a just transition for our communities. We envision a future in which we proactively enforce sustainable building policies and practices that produce equitable access, opportunities, treatment, impacts, and outcomes for all, regardless of identity or status. We mobilize and galvanize leaders in the sustainable building community along with civil rights leaders to create industry-scale change.