Global cloud enterprise software company IFS, has announced that it has appointed Sophie Graham as Chief Sustainability Officer.
As IFS’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Graham will oversee the successful delivery of IFS’s own strategy, working with the Executive Leadership Team to scale at pace across its global operations, the company shared.
Since 2021, Graham has spearheaded Sustainability and ESG at IFS, defining and implementing a successful multi-year strategy.
Graham, who has a background in environmental law, has worked across EMEIA, the Americas and the UK in the technology and finance sectors, and prior to IFS, led sustainability reporting at Santander UK, including investor ESG engagement.
She also worked in the US, establishing an international charity partnership with the Red Cross, and heading up an ESG strategy across seven countries in the Americas, the company shared.
IFS CEO Mark Moffat commented: “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, experiences and taking their input into our products.”
Adding: “Through technology we can help transform and improve entire industries and positively affect people’s lives. In 2021, we started building capabilities that matter to our customers and where we knew they would deliver the most value to them. I am looking forward to continuing working with Sophie in her new role as we ramp up both our own efforts and our support in helping customers meeting their own goals.”
Sophie Graham, Chief Sustainability Officer, 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.”
Stephen Keys, previously Chief Talent & Sustainability Officer, also takes on a new strategic leadership role as Talent Officer, in addition to his role as Chair of the IFS Foundation, it was noted.
Stephen was credited as having been “instrumental” in pioneering IFS’s approach to sustainability within the organisation and is set to continue to drive the adoption of sustainability practices in his new role.