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10 New Chief Sustainability Officers to Know: November 2023 Recap

December 4, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Multiple companies hired or promoted executives into the chief sustainability officer (CSO) role during November 2023. The CSO appointments happened worldwide at companies across multiple vertical markets -- including agriculture, energy storage, financial services, healthcare, retail, state government, and software.

Here are the CSO names technology partners need to know:

1. Mark Anderton: The Warehouse Group, a large New Zealand retail company, has promoted Mark Anderton to chief sourcing and sustainability officer.

2. Andrew Bowley: Financial services giant Wells Fargo has hired Nomura veteran Andrew Bowley as international head of sustainability.

3. Meghan Conklin: Maryland Governor Wes Moore has named Meghan Conklin as the state’s first CSO and Michael Hinson as the state’s first chief resilience officer.

4. Swayantani Ghosh: Mahindra Logistics has hired Technip Energies veteran Swayantani Ghosh as chief sustainability & CSR officer.

5. Jeff Good: Northwestern Medicine has named Jeff Good as the organization's first chief sustainability executive. Here are four things to know about Good's experience and the organization's sustainability strategies.

6. Kathy Ryan: Financial services firm M&G has hired Irish Life Investment Management (ILIM) veteran Kathy Ryan as CSO. Ryan joined M&G on November 13 -- reporting to Chief Financial Officer Kathryn McLeland.

7. Josef Schmidhuber: Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a sustainable agriculture startup based in the Middle East, has hired Dr Josef Schmidhuber as CSO.

8. Joe Speicher: Autodesk has promoted VP Joe Speicher to become the software company's first CSO.

9. Evan van Hook: Battery and energy storage company Viridi has hired Honeywell veteran Evan van Hook as CSO.

10. Nathalie Wallace: Financial services firm Edmond de Rothschild has hired Natixis veteran Nathalie Wallace as CSO.

New Chief Sustainability Officers: Why Technology Partners Should Care

By 2027, 25% of Global 2000 companies will have assigned a CSO responsible for meeting their organization’s ESG goals and making ESG-related IT purchasing decisions, according to IDC.

Technology partners need to extend their sales, marketing, engagement and support strategies to successfully fulfill those CSO needs, Sustainable Tech Partner believes.

Related: Search our global database of chief sustainability officers.

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