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Chief Sustainability Officer | Cognizant
Sophia Mendelsohn is the chief sustainability officer and global head of environmental social governance (ESG) for Cognizant. She is responsible for leading the integration of ESG considerations into the company’s thinking, decisions and actions. Prior to joining Cognizant in 2020, she was the first chief sustainability officer at JetBlue Airways, Head of Sustainability at Haworth and held an ESG role at the Jane Goodall Institute in Shanghai, China. She received the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award in 2016, and the Climate Leader of the Year award by Ethical Corp. In 2020, “Bloomberg” named her one of the top 30 people leading the climate charge.