What drives Sabine Lochman? Meet an important figure in the ESG & sustainability landscape.
She explained her background and how she entered the industry after studying history and law before, and the skills she developed thanks to this pathway. She spent fifteen years at Johnson & Johnson, rising the ranks to become Managing Director of Government and Strategic Business before becoming Global Head of ESG Measures for Moody’s. She is now focusing on ASCEND, her own advisory practice at the crossroad of corporate law, sustainability and digital transformation.
But as with all things sustainability, it wasn’t all hope and visions of a prosperous future. “We are not on the train of only warming 2°C, but 3.5°C. And to make it simple to listeners, that would mean the sea levels would rise by 1.5-2m, giant fires, and mass migration”, warned Sabine.
“This is not something we can forget and think it can be done by the future generation. It must be done now”, she continued. Cross-fertilization is needed for different generations to cooperate and work together to find and execute a solution.
Nevertheless, I left the conversation feeling strangely hopeful for the future. Sabine showed me a clear path toward a greener world generated by a just transition for all and promoting nature and biodiversity. She used the global covid response as an example of the possibility to create a sustainable world overnight, demonstrating that a similar response is possible to solve the global climate crisis.
You can hear the conversation in full on Episode #16 of Impactfull 🎯