Standards Governance

The Corporate Racial Equity Alliance is committed to championing transparency and making decisions equitably. Our approach to standards governance follows our Guiding Principles.

The Alliance is led by its founders, PolicyLink, FSG, and JUST Capital. Each organization leverages its respective strengths and assets to carry out the mission of the Alliance, with PolicyLink serving as the Secretariat. As the Secretariat, PolicyLink leads strategy, manages administrative and financial matters, oversees day-to-day activities, and for material matters, makes the final decision if consensus cannot be reached.

We are currently hosting a public comment period in which we welcome feedback on our draft Governance Charter. Review the draft Governance Charter here and share your feedback with us via our online survey

Advisory Committee

The Alliance will establish a cross-sector advisory committee in 2025 to support the ongoing governance of the standards. The Advisory Committee will provide essential expertise and input into the implementation approaches we adopt, ecosystem partnerships we establish, and the ongoing evolution of the standards.

Ensuring that the composition of the Advisory Committee is diverse across multiple dimensions and includes those with lived experience of marginalization and systemic barriers as well as the next generation of business leaders and workers is central to our aims and ongoing success.

Subscribe to the Alliance newsletter to stay informed of this opportunity, including more details about the first call for applications.

Grievance Mechanism and Dispute Resolution

We invite questions or concerns about the Alliance, the standards, their governance, or our planned implementation approaches. 

Get in touch with us here.

We will confirm receipt of all outreach within 30 days and aim to address any good faith concerns within a reasonable period thereafter. The Alliance will communicate promptly should more time be needed to address any questions or concerns. We reserve the right, however, to refrain from responding to any outreach that the Alliance determines is not made in good faith or is disrespectful, defamatory, or diminishes the humanity of any person or group of people.