Case studies and resources

Case studies and resources

Examples of our members including best practice in monitoring, evaluation, and learning

Please note that the below are examples, if you are a member organisation and would like to be featured here, please contact or

CIEEM – Multiple progressions to EDI including joining the ethnic diversity route map (hyperlink to ethnic diversity route map section); analysing the barriers and working towards them, as seen in Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusion; creating Green Jobs for Nature; and creating a resource hub.

Scottish Wildlife Trust –  A community driven project called Ocean of Values and having a young leaders group so that young people’s voices are considered in the trust.

Bat Conservation Trust, Froglife, and Marine Conservation Society – Please see EDI Lessons Learnt as part of the EDI Fortnight 2024.

RSPB Scotland & Dundee – a Fair Work First Statement, Diversity Champions (you can see more information from the EDI Fortnight 2023 materials); and working with Refugees as part of Scottish Refugee Festival, please see EDI Fortnight 2024.  

WWF Scotland – Working closely with CEMVO Scotland; producing a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy; senior leadership buy-in on EDI and continuous monitoring of EDI in general staff meetings so that EDI is embedded into strategy.

ERCS EDI embedded into strategy and theory of change of the organisation and Voices for Justice blogs that give voice to the lived experience of people across Scotland fighting environmental injustices.

Nourish Scotland – Prioritise co-design and co-production in projects including Dignity in Practice and Agroecology: strengthening livelihoods.

Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust, Archaeology Scotland, APRS, Butterfly Conservation, Whale & Dolphin Conservation, Fidra, Scottish Seabird Centre, RZSS – Engaging and implementing a strategy from D’Rose Consultancy workshops.

ARC-Trust – creating policies and position statements on website; joining Living Wage employer; and implementing a strategy from D’Rose Consultancy workshops.

John Muir TrustAccessibility statement on the website and implementing a strategy from D’Rose Consultancy workshops.

Scottish Badgers – working with asylum seekers and refugees; developing programmes for youth (Earn Your Stripes); and reaching out to community groups to learn more.

National Trust for ScotlandEquality, Diversity and Inclusion statement including an acknowledgement to the past; a New Culture Strategy; an Accessibility statement; and a very clear and inclusive volunteer handbook.

Soil Association – Policies and procedures that focus on EDI including Equal Opportunities Policy, Recruitment of Ex-offenders, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment, approaches to GDPR, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking statement.

Young Sea Changers Scotland – stating that experience isn’t necessary to join and welcoming, co-design and co-producing organisation. YSCS have also created a Marine Advocacy Toolkit for young individuals eager to learn how to amplify their voices for Scotland’s seas. 

Further guidance on how to access and work with those who may be disconnected from nature

Make Your Mark toolkit have excellent guidance on how to take steps for positive action including creating focus groups; providing taster sessions; where you advertise (please see Inclusive Recruitment for more information on this) and how you advertise in terms of the language you use; and partnering with local groups.

Articles which will also be of use are:

Nourish Scotland have brilliant initiatives including a Meaningful Participation Panel that focuses on making participation processes in decision-making more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

The Conservation Volunteers Community Support is also another great group in making communities stronger.

EDI Organisations, Community Groups and Consultants

Diversity Action Plan Template

From our workshops with D’Rose Consultancy, we have created a template Diversity Action Plan for your organisation to use. This template has links on where to find more information on each particular action within this hub to support your organisation’s EDI journey. You will find more information and further workshop materials on the link above  

Equality Impact Assessment Template

D’Rose Consultancy provided workshops to us on how to create a Equality Impact Assessment and different monitoring tools. You can download the excel which is titled “D’Rose Equality Impact Assessment Workbook”.

Scottish Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council offer many training opportunities and ongoing events throughout the calendar year for people to attend. Some of which are outlined our members might be interested in attending, including: 

RSPB Dundee and Scottish Refugee Council two co-created events in the city – please read to feel inspired!  

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