Jane Goodall
UN Messenger of Peace and Conservationist

Thursday, 23 September 2021
at 10am New York | 3pm London | 10pm Hong Kong

Considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall, has done tremendous work in the world of conservation and animal welfare for over 60 years. She has dedicated her life to improving the lives of people, animals, and the environment because she truly believes that everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.


In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 60 countries and since its inception has greatly impacted participants of all ages in over 100 countries. All of whom take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.

Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.

For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

Franziska Iseli

Session Interviewer

Franziska Iseli has been an EO Sydney member for over five years and has served on the board for three years as Learning and Marketing & Communications Chair. She's also the creator of EOcean, an ocean impact initiative to inspire entrepreneurs to be more sustainable.

Franziska is the founder of Basic Bananas, a global marketing mentoring organization, The Business Hood, a strategic branding agency, and Oceanlovers, a sustainable swimwear label focused on raising ocean awareness.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends & family, surfing, playing music, writing, reading & riding her motorcycle around the world (pre-pandemic!).