Scott Atkinson Appointed to Jane Goodall Institute USA Board of Directors

Scott Atkinson Appointed to Jane Goodall Institute USA Board of Directors
October 17, 2022 Ashley Sullivan

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Washington, DC

October 17, 2022

Scott Atkinson Appointed to Jane Goodall Institute USA Board of Directors

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is delighted to announce that Scott Atkinson has been appointed to the JGI USA Board of Directors, as of October 2022. Scott is Partner and Co-Head of Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Sustainability Practice, where he places Chief Executives, Board of Directors, Investment Professionals, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG leaders and senior executives with clients who focus on solving critical global challenges.

“Scott brings strong leadership skills and a unique perspective to our Board,” said JGI USA Board of Directors Chair Paul Baribault. “His experience with clients spanning the corporate and nonprofit sectors has given him an extremely well-informed understanding of cross-cutting issues including sustainability and possible areas of collaboration.”

Scott was named one of Wall Street’s Top Sustainability Recruiters by Business Insider in 2022. He is frequently quoted in leading news and business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Thomson Reuters, and is also a regular guest speaker on industry panels and at major universities.

“We are honored to welcome Scott to our Board of Directors,” said JGI USA Executive Director Anna Rathmann. “We look forward to working with him and the rest of our Board to advance our programming and support Dr. Jane Goodall in delivering her message of hope around the world.”


About the Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global, community-centered conservation organization founded in 1977 that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries around the world. We aim to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes and their habitats, and empower people to be compassionate citizens in order to inspire conservation of the natural world we all share. JGI uses research, community-led conservation, best-in-class animal welfare standards, and the innovative use of science and technology to inspire hope and transform it into action for the common good. Through our Roots & Shoots program for young people of all ages, now active in over 60 countries around the world, JGI is creating an informed and compassionate critical mass of people who will help to create a better world for people, other animals, and our shared environment. Learn more at Follow us @JaneGoodallInst.

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