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Creating Positive Impact

Through Sustainability and DEI
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“I feel proud to work for a deeply ethical company that does strong work in sustainability—in all the meanings that word suggests. Living by our core values is what makes RRA distinctive, and it’s also what powers our advisory mindset.”

Claudia Gonzalez Marino

Executive Director,

Mexico City

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“At RRA, we see security as a collective responsibility. Our employees are at the frontlines of cybersecurity, and we value their vigilance and critical eye for suspicious communications. We continuously evolve our awareness programs so our colleagues can react confidently and appropriately to keep our data safe.”

Hiren Vora

Director, Information Security and Compliance,

New York

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“As trusted advisors to our clients, we are growing the ranks of leaders prepared to address the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability—for the good of business, the economy, and the planet. We also seek to lead by example.”

Constantine Alexandrakis

Chief Executive Officer,


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“Through the Zero Waste Hub Challenge, we not only reduced office waste but also expanded our recycling efforts to new areas. One the most meaningful parts of the Challenge was the opportunity to interact with colleagues in the Tokyo office as well as across our firm.”

Eri Maeda

Senior Office Coordinator,


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“I was born to an American father and Australian mother on a US military base in Germany, grew up in Australia, and currently work in the UK. It’s fascinating to explore what drives people’s thought processes and belief systems and why they think the way they do. Exploring those questions makes us better consultants, and perhaps better people as well.”

Ty Wiggins

CEO & Executive Transition Practice Lead,


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  Constantine Alexandrakis

Message from our CEO

At Russell Reynolds, we are improving the way the world is led both through our work with clients and through our work with our global teams. I’m proud to share the progress we’ve made in our diversity, equity and inclusion and sustainability journeys - we are committed to sharing our successes and challenges along the way. Our goals are to continue driving positive change within our own business and provide the best support to our clients on their respective paths. We look forward to sharing our continued progress!


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Our Journey to Net Zero
RRA recognizes our responsibility to manage our contributions to climate change. For us, that means identifying opportunities to reduce our negative impacts while advancing our shared commitment to sustainability. Our net-zero goals are front and center in that work. They focus and energize our efforts, inspire our colleagues toward action, and commit us to transparently sharing our progress. In our timeline below, we share a few highlights in of journey.

Set 2019 baseline for calculating GHG emissions.
We completed a materiality assessment identifying climate change, GHG emissions and waste as top priorities.
2020 NO
We calculated our firmwide Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, setting 2019 as our base year.
2021 NO
emissions verified
We verified 4 years of GHG emissions data and formerly committed to setting science-based targets.
The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) validated our near-term and net-zero GHG emissions reduction targets.
RRA Target: engage at least 30% of our suppliers to set their own science-based targets.
scope 1 & 2 reduction
RRA Target: reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% over 2019 baseline.
travel emissions reduction*
RRA Target: reduce emissions from business travel by 55% per full-time equivalent over 2019 baseline.
scope 1, 2 & 3 reduction
RRA Target: reduce absolute emissions by 90% across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 to achieve net zero status.
Past to current
* Calculated per FTE; applies to business travel for RRA.
Gender Diversity​
Firmwide, we’ve maintained an overall gender diversity of 68% women for three years.
We continue to focus on and measure gender diversity. Women make up 68% of our organization and have strong representation at the leadership levels. In fact, the number of women Partners has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. While we are proud of this continued progress, we must continue to support new and emerging women leaders to make RRA the best workplace it can be, where all colleagues feel supported to build meaningful careers​
of our Senior Leadership Team are women
of our Extended Leadership Team are women
of our Executive Committee are women
of our Industry & Capability Leaders are women
Zero Waste Challenge
In 2023, we introduced RRA’s first-ever Zero Waste Hub Challenge, a firmwide competition to find and implement local waste reduction opportunities. Our colleagues came out in full force for the challenge : over 100 colleagues volunteered as local leaders, and 41 out of 47 (87%) of our offices took part. With remarkable creativity and drive, the teams completed more than 500 waste-reducing actions in five months, with many including action plans to drive forward after the Challenge completion.

We honored the top offices and solutions with awards, underscoring that we can only achieve our sustainability ambitions through the collective action of our colleagues – and that anyone in our firm can be a sustainability leader.
The winners included:
  • Waste Crusher Award: New York, Hamburg & Oslo
  • Inspiration Igniter Award: Singapore
  • People Power Award: Dallas
  • Bright Light Award: Amsterdam
waste reducing activities completed
(41 out of 47) offices participated
of our Executive Leadership Team are women
Inclusion Networks
Through our firmwide Inclusion Networks (INs), we embrace diverse views and experiences, strengthen our culture, and foster a deeper sense of belonging at RRA. Each IN creates unique opportunities for dialogue through discussions with internal and external leaders and professional development via skill-building workshops.

As of December 2023, our Inclusion Networks included 600+ colleagues, with almost 1 in 3 being part of at least one Inclusion Network.
Our eight Inclusion Networks
  • Asian Inclusion Network
  • Black Inclusion Network
  • Vamos! Hispanic Inclusion Network
  • Jewish Inclusion Network
  • pRide Inclusion Network
  • Parents & Carers Inclusion Network
  • Veterans Inclusion Network
  • Women's Inclusion Network
RRA Gives Back
Charitable Giving
Since launching RRA Gives Back in 2022, our colleague-led charitable giving and volunteerism platform, we’ve supported over 700 charities around the world.
#WhyIGive Campaign
Colleagues share stories about what inspires them to give back throughout Giving Week which takes place annually in November. Collectively in 2022 and 2023, 311 colleagues from 33 offices participated in charitable giving, supporting over300 causes during our week-long campaigns.
RRA is committed to 100,000 hours of volunteer service between now and 2030. Our colleagues are already making progress by volunteering in the local communities where our offices are located.

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Russell Reynolds Associates receives climate targets approval from the Science Based Targets Initiatives (SBTi)

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved RRA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. Pam Fitzpatrick, RRA’s Global Head of Sustainability, explains what this means for our firm and our clients.

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