The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a conservation organization that empowers family forest owners to improve forest health and fight climate change, has confirmed that it has appointed three new members to its board of trustees, including International Paper’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Sophie Beckham.
The board additions come after AFF announced its new strategic direction which centers on unlocking the power of America’s family forests in the fight against climate change and expanding access to the voluntary carbon market for landowners from all walks of life. As a new board member, Beckham will help AFF with this new direction by offering vital insight, lived experiences and cultural perspectives.
“I’m honored and excited to join the American Forest Foundation board,” said Beckham. “Not only is AFF leading critically important work with forest landowners to address climate change, but their values and vision are highly aligned with International Paper’s own approach to ensuring healthy and abundant forests for people and the planet.”