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APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH
Department store group House of Fraser has appointed Dorothy Maxwell to the newly created role of head of sustainability, with the remit to enhance the firm’s corporate sustainability commitments and values and embed them in the business.
Maxwell’s first job was as a management consultant with Accenture, working on environmental projects in business. “Post-Accenture, I climbed the green career ladder, working with Willis in environmental risk management,” she says. “I then became an environmental policy maker with the European Commission, Irish government and United Nations Environment Programme.”
Maxwell went on to found the Sustainable Business Group, which worked in sustainable fashion and retail with brands including Nike, John Smedley, Walmart and Phillips, as well as running initiatives such as the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap, which scaled improvements across global fashion brands and suppliers. “I have also been a special adviser to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, Global Leadership Awards in Sustainable Apparel, the UK government’s Sustainable Products and Green Economy programmes, and external adviser to the McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment,” she adds.
Maxwell chose this career path because she was...