Senior Manager of Natural Capital Stewardship
Sophie Beckham is the Senior Manager of Natural Capital Stewardship at International Paper (IP), where she manages a diverse array of initiatives aimed at improving International Paper’s environmental footprint and promoting the long-term sustainability of natural capital.
Prior to joining IP, Ms. Beckham applied her training as a forester to work in domestic and foreign contexts, holding positions with forest management organizations and home furnishings retailers. Sophie’s interest in the transformation of materials into products that people use every day stems from a lifetime spent exploring the ways in which people rely on natural resources, and in turn, the impact our decisions have on people and planet. Early formative experiences on trails, in tents, and in forests and foreign countries, contributed to a professional journey that has been dedicated to advancing sustainable business practices in consumer goods and manufacturing sectors for the past fifteen years. She holds a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.