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Scott Atkinson

Managing Partner and Co-Head of Global Sustainability at Heidrick & Struggles Inc
Scott is a Managing Partner and Co-Head of Global Sustainability at Heidrick & Struggles Inc., an international executive search and leadership advisory firm. In his role, Scott leads executives searches for companies and organizations that focus on advancing environmental and social impact initiatives across the globe. More recently, he has helped place Chief Executives, Board of Directors and senior leaders for clients including Impossible Foods, Jane Goodall Institute, National Geographic Society, Planet Labs and San Diego Zoo Global. As part of his practice, Scott consults on the governance and leadership implications of growing investor demand for sustainability (ESG) performance.

Additionally, Scott serves as the firm’s Global Head of Venture Capital and is a member of the Global Technology Practice. As such Scott has places C-Level executives and Board of Directors within disruptive companies experiencing growth, innovation, restructuring and global expansion. More recently, he has completed assignments for Activision Blizzard, Ancestry.com, DocuSign, Dropbox, Facebook, Instacart, Qualcomm, Temasek, Twitter and Uber.

Scott is pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Science & Policy from Johns Hopkins University. He holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College.

Scott serves on the Board of Earth League International (ELI), an innovative hybrid non-profit organization consisting of former FBI and CIA officers, analysts and undercover investigators who protect Nature by investigating and exposing wildlife criminals worldwide, including poachers, traffickers, and corrupt government officials. Additionally, Scott is on the Advisory Board for the Surf Conservation Partnership, a groundbreaking collaboration between Conservation International and Save The Waves Coalition that is mobilizing surfing communities to expand conservation of critically important marine and coastal ecosystems. The Partnership’s goal is to create more than 20 Surf Protected Areas around the world, covering more than 1 million hectares of coral reef, mangrove, coastline and coastal forest by 2023.

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Wednesday, September 30

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