Arcus believes that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants. We partner with experts and advocates for change to ensure that LGBTQ people and our fellow apes thrive in a world where social and environmental justice are a reality. Who We Are Our board of directors and staff are a diverse group, reflecting the diversity inherent in the world our work is shaping. Approximately half of our staff identify as people of color and half as LGBTQ. Based in New York, US and Cambridge, UK, we work globally to support our partners in their pursuit of lasting change. Our mission is driven by the vision of our founder, and by our shared commitment to the global human rights and conservation movements. Together, we learn from each other and take bold risks on groundbreaking ideas that drive progress toward a future of respect and dignity for all.