Kurt Harrison

Kurt works closely with premier global clients to provide tailored solutions to their sustainable leadership needs across the C-suite and board of directors.

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Based in New York, Kurt serves as the co-head of the Global Sustainability Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is active across a number of industries as a senior member of several different practices, including Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Investment Management, Global Banking & Markets and Private Equity. Over his nearly 15 years with the firm, Kurt has recruited C-suite leaders and board directors to a number of the firm’s largest global clients. He is a recognized industry leader across ESG and Sustainability, and a sought-after public speaker and guest lecturer. Kurt has published numerous articles on ESG, and his ground-breaking white paper “ESG 2.0 – The Next Generation of Leadership” was published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance in 2021.
Kurt received his BA in international relations from the University of Virginia. He is very active with his alma mater, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, is past President of the Benefactors Society Board of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Colonnade Club. Kurt is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter.
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Board and CEO Advisory Executive Search Financial Services Sustainability

Based in New York, Kurt serves as the co-head of the Global Sustainability Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is active across a number of industries as a senior member of several different practices, including Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Investment Management, Global Banking & Markets and Private Equity. Over his nearly 15 years with the firm, Kurt has recruited C-suite leaders and board directors to a number of the firm’s largest global clients. He is a recognized industry leader across ESG and Sustainability, and a sought-after public speaker and guest lecturer. Kurt has published numerous articles on ESG, and his ground-breaking white paper “ESG 2.0 – The Next Generation of Leadership” was published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance in 2021.
Kurt received his BA in international relations from the University of Virginia. He is very active with his alma mater, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, is past President of the Benefactors Society Board of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Colonnade Club. Kurt is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter.
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Board and CEO Advisory Executive Search Financial Services Sustainability

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Kurt is very active with his alma mater, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, is past president of the Benefactors Society Board of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Colonnade Club. Kurt is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter. He has authored several industry white papers and articles which have received widespread acclaim and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences.