Sophie Graham Named IFS Chief Sustainability Officer
IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, has named Sophie Graham its Chief Sustainability Officer.
This appointment underscores IFS's commitment to accelerating progress in its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.
The growing importance of sustainability at the C-level and boardroom level is evident, partly due to new regulations such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and international agreements among world leaders.
Scheduled to take effect in 2024, the CSRD will impact all companies listed on EU-regulated markets. For IFS, prioritising sustainability means not only maintaining internal excellence but also integrating various sustainable practices into its cloud-based services.
In her new role as Chief Sustainability Officer, Sophie Graham will lead the implementation of IFS's sustainability strategy, collaborating closely with the Executive Leadership Team to ensure its global adoption.
Since 2021, Graham has shaped IFS's sustainability and ESG initiatives, establishing a comprehensive strategy and earning recognition as a prominent spokesperson and thought leader.
Mark Moffat, CEO of IFS, stressed the company's commitment to advancing sustainability efforts, emphasising the importance of collaboration with customers to achieve meaningful impact. He highlighted the role of technology in driving transformative change across industries and reiterated IFS's dedication to supporting customers in their sustainability 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.”
Additionally, IFS announced that Stephen Keys, previously Chief Talent & Sustainability Officer, will assume a new leadership position focused on talent strategy as Chief Talent Officer while continuing to serve as Chair of the IFS Foundation.
IFS's sustainability strategy revolves around three core pillars: operational excellence, support for customers and broader community impact. The company prioritises transparency, as evidenced by its annual Sustainability Report and ESG Fact Sheet, aimed at building trust and accountability in its sustainability efforts.