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Sophie Graham has been announced as the new global Chief Sustainability Officer for IFS.

Global cloud enterprise software company IFS has announced the appointment of Sophie Graham as its new global Chief Sustainability Officer. This move highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda.

In her role, Graham will be responsible for executing IFS’s sustainability strategy, working closely with the Executive Leadership Team to accelerate sustainability measures across the company’s global operations. Since 2021, Graham has played a key role in IFS’s sustainability and ESG functions, successfully defining and implementing the company’s multi-year strategy.

The position of Chief Sustainability Officer has gained significance due to new regulations, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which will have a broad impact on companies listed on EU-regulated markets starting from 2024. Graham’s role will also involve ensuring strong internal performance at IFS and integrating sustainability capabilities into IFS Cloud.

IFS CEO, Mark Moffat, expressed his optimism about Graham’s appointment, stating, “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.” Moffat further emphasized the strategic prioritization of sustainability at IFS, highlighting the company’s goal to “work hand in hand with our customers, sharing our knowledge, experiences, and taking their input into our products.”

Sophie Graham herself commented on her appointment, saying, “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.”

Graham brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with a background in environmental law and previous work in the technology and finance sectors across EMEIA, Americas, and the UK. Her prior roles include leading sustainability reporting at Santander UK, establishing an international charity partnership with the Red Cross in the US, and spearheading an ESG strategy across seven countries in the Americas.

In other news, Stephen Keys, the former Chief Talent & Sustainability Officer at IFS, has transitioned to a new leadership role as Chief Talent Officer and will continue to serve as Chair of the IFS Foundation. IFS’s sustainability strategy revolves around three pillars: operational excellence, customer support, and wider community impact. The company also maintains transparency through annual ESG disclosures, including an IFS Sustainability report and an ESG Fact Sheet.

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