Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer (CSIO) and Member of the Executive Committee, Holcim
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Holcim Awards Silver Asia Pacific
Winner presentation to Ancient Rejuvenation in China (l-r): Magali Anderson, Member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of the Holcim Group; Xian Lu, Italy on behalf of ARCity Office, Shenzhen, China; Philippe Block, Member of the Holcim Awards jury Asia Pacific 2020 and Professor of Architecture & Structure, ETH Zurich.
Magali Anderson is Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer (CSIO), a member of the Executive Committee of Holcim; and a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
Last updated: July 08, 2021 Zug, Switzerland
Magali Anderson was appointed the Holcim’s first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in October 2019, reflecting efforts to be the industry leader on decarbonization, circular economy, health and safety and corporate social responsibility. This role was extended to include Innovation in March 2021, placing sustainability at the core of Holcim’s innovation pipeline. In this expanded position, she takes on the leadership and development of Holcim’s global R&D strategy and organization, as well as external innovation collaborations from academia to start-ups.
In September 2020 Holcim announced its net zero pledge, setting itself the most ambitious climate objectives in its industry, validated by Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Pursuing its rigorous science-based approach, Holcim is currently working with SBTi to set the industry’s very first benchmark for aligning climate goals to a 1.5°C future for cement. Upon completion of this work, Holcim will publish its very first climate transition report in 2022. Consistent with its governance, this report will be submitted to its shareholders for a non-binding vote in 2022.
Magali Anderson was previously Head of Health & Safety at Holcim (2016-19), driving a program to reduce the number of incidents both on-site and on-road. She has an extensive international industry experience, acquired in a variety of general management, operational and functional roles at Schlumberger in countries such as Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia, Angola, Romania, and China.
Magali Anderson studied mechanical engineering at the Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), France (1984-89).
She is on the advisory boards of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium, and Business for Nature, as well as co-chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Built Environment and the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) 2050 roadmap projects. She is also a mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) in Paris, a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.
She participated in the first Roundtable to prepare the topics of the Holcim Forum “Re-materializing Construction” in 2019.