The Luc Hoffmann Institute was first established by WWF and the MAVA Foundation in 2013 to help mobilise world-class thinking in science, policy and practice in order to improve conservation outcomes. The institute was re-launched in 2017 as a more independent organisation enabling collaboration between disciplines, and committed to assessing, analysing and resolving complex environmental challenges to make change possible.
To achieve its new mission, the institute remains closely aligned with the WWF Network. Our director is a member of WWF’s Global Science Leadership Team and WWF International generously hosts our head office in Switzerland. We also have a strong relationship with UN Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in Cambridge, UK, through which we maintain a strong presence in the David Attenborough Building, home to the world’s largest cluster of conservation organisations.
The Luc Hoffmann Institute Advisory Council helps guarantee the institute’s integrity and independence and provides strategic advice and guidance to the director. Comprising diverse expertise in relevant fields, the principal functions of the council are to:
- Provide timely independent advice and guidance to the institute.
- Participate in quality assurance activities associated with the institute’s work.
- Help ensure that the institute’s portfolio remains independent and true to its vision and mission.
- Promote the institute and its work within WWF and amongst other networks.