IFS has announced the appointment of Sophie Graham as chief sustainability officer, reflecting the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and its ambition to accelerate the delivery of its ESG agenda.
Sustainability is quickly becoming a C-level and board-level priority, in part driven by new regulations like the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), coming into effect in 2024, which will impact all companies listed on EU-regulated markets.
In her role as IFS chief sustainability officer, Graham will oversee the successful delivery of the organization’s strategy, working with the executive leadership team to make an impact across its global operations.
Since 2021, Graham has spearheaded sustainability and ESG at IFS, defining and implementing a successful multi-year strategy in addition to rapidly becoming a fervent IFS spokesperson and a thought leader often called upon by the media.
With a background in environmental law, Graham has worked across EMEIA, Americas and the UK in the technology and finance sectors. Prior to her roles at IFS, Sophie led sustainability reporting at Santander UK, including investor ESG engagement. She also has experience working in the US – establishing an international charity partnership with the Red Cross and heading up an ESG strategy across seven countries in the Americas.
Sophie Graham, chief sustainability officer of IFS, commented: “I am a true believer in the potential that the technology sector has to drive change across different industries, providing the ‘how’ roadmap in the transition to a low carbon, more sustainable future.
“IFS has a clear sense of purpose, and I am very excited to continue building on the robust strategy we already have in place to drive even more lasting impact, across our team, customers and partners.”
Mark Moffat, CEO of IFS, said: “IFS is at an incredibly important juncture on ESG and, much like our customers, we are focused on accelerating the results that will have the impact we all look for. Sophie’s appointment is evidence of the strategic prioritization of sustainability at IFS, and our goal is to work hand in hand with our customers, sharing our knowledge and experiences, and taking their input into our products.”
The new appointment comes weeks after the promotion of Mark Moffat to CEO of IFS from his former chief customer officer role – a transition which IFS’ executive team said it has been working on over the past six months as part of the board’s succession planning process.