Sofia Santos is a renowned corporate sustainability and climate finance expert, best known for becoming the Founder and Sustainability Champion in Chief at Systematic. With over 20 years of professional industry experience behind her, she has become an expert in the important areas of sustainable management practices, sustainable finance, climate finance, ESG risk, sustainable investor relations, sustainable value chain analysis and SDGs. Alongside her remarkable corporate career, Sofia has also published six books on sustainability issues, three of which talk about sustainable finance. When looking to hire a powerful sustainability speaker to attend your upcoming events, do not hesitate to hire Sofia today.
Keen to kickstart her career, Sofia secured her first professional role in the research department at Merrill Lynch Bank in 1997 and spent two years developing her knowledge and experience. Deciding to return to Portugal, Sofia gained the opportunity to work in NGOs, the National Statistics Institute, and in 2001, she became an Economist at the Pulp and Paper Association. A born leader, Sofia began her entrepreneurial journey in 2004 by becoming the Co-Founder of Sustentare, a business specialising in sustainability consulting. Gaining a highly respected reputation throughout the corporate industry, she has utilised her specialist insights to work as a consultant, and a Sustainability Advisor for GCI. An inspiration to audiences globally, Sofia has secured a wide range of high-profile roles throughout the sustainability area and is now looking to share her knowledge with audiences as an informative keynote speaker.
Some of Sofia’s other prominent roles include becoming the Co-Founder of SystemicSphere, a Secretary General at BCSD Portugal, a Member of the General Assembly at K Evolution, and a Specialist Technician at the Office of the Minister for the Environment and Energy Transition. A leading authority in her field, Sofia is now working as a Sustainability Champion in Chief at Systemic, an organisation which consults on sustainability issues with companies and government entities. Alongside this, she is also working as a Consultant for the Readiness Programme of the UN Green Climate Fund for the Africa Region, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Portuguese Social Investment Fund. Admired for implementing positive change throughout society, Sofia is on a mission to educate audiences on how businesses can operate in the most sustainable way.
An empowering female figure for audiences globally, Sofia Santos is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements of all kinds. Passionate to make powerful steps towards a more sustainable future, she has published 6 books, including ‘Banking in Portugal and the Green Economy’, which all focus on a variety of sustainability issues. A driven sustainability advocate, Sofia also regularly delivers lectures at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management. Whether you are looking to inspire your team leaders or educate your entire workforce on the importance of a sustainable workplace environment, do not hesitate to hire Sofia today.