WHC Welcomes Anna Willingshofer as New Chief Science and Innovation Officer


BETHESDA, MD, July 10, 2023 – WHC (Wildlife Habitat Council) is proud to announce the appointment of Anna Willingshofer because the group’s new Chief Science and Innovation Officer. Anna might be main cutting-edge strategic initiatives to advance nature conservation by means of science-based options.

Anna has over 15 years of expertise within the areas of biodiversity, local weather change and infrastructure. Anna boasts a powerful skilled background, having collaborated with distinguished organizations akin to The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Inter-American Growth Financial institution (IDB), and the German Cooperation Company (GIZ). Her invaluable contributions have performed a pivotal function in engaging in noteworthy achievements just like the World Biodiversity Framework, in addition to main groundbreaking tasks throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and past. She holds a grasp’s diploma in Worldwide Relations, specializing in Local weather and Renewable Power Finance, from the Frankfurt College of Finance & Administration.

“Now greater than ever, it’s necessary for various sectors to unite and take decisive motion in direction of making an enduring affect on nature. Partnering with the non-public sector is essential to creating a big distinction in conservation efforts. Progressive options may be invested in to make sure a optimistic consequence for biodiversity that can profit future generations. It is a distinctive alternative to make an enduring distinction, and I’m honored to be part of WHC’s mission to carry companies and biodiversity collectively” stated Anna.

“Anna’s arrival at WHC comes on the most opportune time as we construct on our over 3 a long time of expertise to reply to the necessity for enterprise to work good and quick in direction of international nature targets,” stated Margaret O’Gorman, President of WHC. “Anna’s breadth of expertise on the numerous intersections of enterprise, nature and coverage will make her a worthwhile addition to our crew.”

About WHC:

WHC has been working on the nexus of enterprise and nature for 35 years. It’s the solely worldwide NGO centered solely on enabling non-public sector motion for nature. WHC builds methods and frameworks that join company ambition for nature to sturdy motion on company lands. WHC works with largely Fortune 500 companies, traversing worth chains, jurisdictions and geographies. It seeks to combine nature, particularly biodiversity, with local weather, fairness and engagement to help sustainable ecosystems and wholesome communities. WHC’s company members characterize a few of the main nationwide and multinational companies searching for to help sustainable ecosystems and the communities that encompass them. These efforts have resulted in additional than 1,000 licensed packages throughout 47 states and 28 international locations.


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