About us

Melodie Michel

CSO Futures' mission is to empower, inform, and connect the Chief Sustainability Officer community and other enterprise stakeholders driving sustainable change.

The mandate of the CSO is evolving fast – with focus not just on managing the world’s growing number of increasingly severe sustainability risks, but also on creating opportunities for businesses to thrive in a sustainable world.

Through independent news and in-depth analysis, we help sustainability professionals navigate corporate, regulatory and public opinion dynamics around climate action and sustainable development goals.

Our invitation-only events are an opportunity for CSOs, their teams and their partners to network with peers, exchange knowledge, and enhance their skills for the transition to a sustainable business model.

In our exclusive CSO interviews and guest articles, heads of sustainability share insights about their work and challenges and inspire others to take action.

We support Chief Sustainability Officers in becoming enterprise changemakers with lasting and meaningful positive impact on the way companies do business.

Meet the team

Melodie Michel

Melodie is chief reporter at CSO Futures. She has over a decade of experience writing for finance and trade publications across EMEA and LATAM, holds an MA in CSR and speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Melodie hopes to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world with her reporting, including by empowering CSOs to do more.

Ed Targett

Ed is publisher of CSO Futures. His first job was working for a UNEP award-winning company building grey water recycling systems, and he has been engaged in sustainability initiatives ever since. Ed has been working as a journalist since 2007 and is the founder of The Stack, a successful business technology publication for Chief Information Officers and peers that sees more than 20 million impressions annually.

Daryl Willcox

Daryl is chairman of CSO Futures, which combines his passions for both media and sustainability. He is an experienced non-executive director. As the founder of ResponseSource, he created the number one journalist enquiry software-as-a-service platform. Daryl led a successful exit of the business in 2018. He has a background in business journalism and has taught journalism at Goldsmiths. Daryl recently oversaw the design and construction of his own low-energy home, built to passive house principles in rural East Sussex.