Elodie Russier-Decoster joins us as the newest senior hire, as part of our 2022 innovation plans.
We're delighted to announce the appointment of our first Senior Biodiversity and Water Expert, as part of market-leading plans to provide a new set of innovative applications and tools to help its customers on their sustainability journey: measuring and valuing performance and integrating sustainability into the decision-making process.
Reporting to VP Sustainability, Stefan Bojanic, Elodie Russier-Decoster will work as part of the global sustainability team, integrating biodiversity and water management best practice into our current and future products. We'll also partner with NGOs to ensure sustainability challenges like climate change and biodiversity are tackled in unison in reporting practices and strategies.
Previously, Elodie led biodiversity engagement and initiatives to private sector businesses at the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN France). She worked in partnership with national and international companies to support the valuation of biodiversity, adoption of environmental policies and management. Prior to this, Elodie was a biodiversity officer at Lafarge France developing their company policy and action plans.
Emex now plans to provide our customers with a more holistic view of not only their operational performance but assessments, strategy, tangible actions and best practice.
Much of the focus has often been placed on carbon reduction and achieving net zero. Instead, businesses should be aiming to integrate all environmental and social aspects together and achieve net-positive footing. This involves placing more emphasis on valuing business’ impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and local water supplies, taking those aspects into account in the decision-making process and taking action such as nature-based solutions.
Elodie said: “I’m passionate about helping companies be more accountable for their actions – and make progress towards seamlessly merging business with biodiversity. I believe Emex can stand out in the ESG and EHS landscape through innovation and now by integrating biodiversity into its software. We can go much further than simply helping our customers understand the legal requirements they may be regulated by.
“Businesses want to more deeply understand their sustainability challenges, and Emex can equip them with the tools to develop new ways in tackling the big biodiversity questions. Our aim is to help our customers navigate through their ESG and EHS journey and integrate all sustainability and biodiversity aspects into one platform.”
Stefan Bojanic, VP Sustainability at Emex, comments: “Today, many businesses have a tunnel- vision-view of what their performance regarding sustainability actually involves. We want to redefine what performance is, and with Elodie on the team we can give customers a more complete account of sustainability and biodiversity performance.
“We don’t just want companies to become net zero. We want them to have a net positive impact on the planet across all areas of sustainability, and Elodie is the perfect person to have on board to help us with that.”
Richard Wall, CEO at Emex, said: “Companies already have frameworks for compliance like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), but actions such as site checks of species, water, and ecosystems are done separately. Elodie, Stefan and the Emex sustainability team can help create the winning formula for a net positive impact customer and stakeholder engagement.”
Elodie Russier-Decoster’s hire follows the appointment of three senior leads as part of our ambitious expansion plans – APAC & MENA CEO Sarah Saha, CRO Rich Waller, and CMO Hugh Allspaugh. We plan to continue to grow our global team by more than 150 people by the end of 2022.