Sophia is the co-founder and Director of Meteos Ltd. Meteos supports businesses and institutions to respond with insight and creativity to the challenges and opportunities of environmental and social sustainability. Meteos facilitates research and analysis, manages cross-sector dialogue and innovation processes, and offers coaching to senior executives leading change for sustainability. Amongst other programmes Meteos Dialogues are investor-led initiatives that seek to achieve a better balance between societal and shareholder returns. Meteos Dialogues build on the success of the long-running Pharma Futures series, www.pharmafutures.org, formed and set up by Sophia in 2003 and now in its fourth iteration. More recently Meteos has undertaken to run Energy Futures in conjunction with SustainAbility.
Prior to founding Meteos Sophia held both Executive Director and Board Chairperson roles at SustainAbility and was responsible for Oxfam’s work on the private sector from 1996 – 2002. She has lived and worked in various countries including Bolivia, Nepal, Zambia, and Colombia.
Sophia remains a Non-Executive Director of SustainAbility, an alumnus of Al Gore’s Climate Project and a trustee of Green Alliance. She is on the faculty of the Cambridge Business and Environment Programme. the sole independent external adviser to the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of GSK’s Board and a member of the European Healthcare Innovation Leadership Network. Sophia is the author of a number of publications, including the Pharma Futures reports. She is a member of the Aviva SRI Advisory Committee, the Vodafone’s External Experts Forum and she sits on the Doughty Centre Advisory Council of the Cranfield School of Management.