Jun 1, 2019

Nature Conservancy president resigns amid sexual harassment investigation

Brian McPeek resigned from his role as president of the Nature Conservancy after a sexual harassment and workplace misconduct investigation was completed, Politico reports.

Why it matters: The Nature Conservancy is one of the world's largest environmental groups, and maintains support from both Democrats and Republicans. McPeek's resignation illustrates how the #MeToo movement continues to impact workplace conduct.

The backdrop: Executives Mark Burget and Kacky Andrews also resigned earlier this week, per Politico. The investigation found the organization had sided with the accused when misconduct was reported, and women complained about a hostile company culture.

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