Hannah Shoesmith focusses on engagements in Asia-ex Japan in the retail, consumer goods, technology, financial services and industrials sectors. Prior to joining EOS, Hannah spent 13 years working in corporate responsibility and sustainability roles, mainly for retail and consumer goods companies such as Tesco, Arcadia Group and Mothercare. Most recently Hannah led the global corporate responsibility team at Mothercare which covered the social and environmental impacts and opportunities of products, environmental impacts of operations and engagement with communities and other stakeholders. Hannah has lived and worked in Hong Kong, France and Spain and speaks French, Brazilian Portuguese and some Spanish. Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree from Durham University, a Master’s degree from King’s College London and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a post-graduate certificate in sustainable value chains from the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
Following divestment by a major pension fund and criticism from NGOs due to deforestation resulting from its palm oil operations in Indonesia, POSCO INTERNATIONAL strengthened its policies and processes. EOS introduced the company to two critical NGOs, leading to a successful collaboration culminating in commitments to adhere to internationally recognised standards and to restore forest areas.