Abercrombie creates new senior role focused on sustainability & social responsibility

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has appointed Michael Lopez to the newly created role of senior vice president for environmental, social and governance.
Lopez will report directly to Abercrombie’s chief human resources officer.
// Abercrombie & Fitch appoints Michael Lopez as senior vice president of environmental, social and governance
// Lopez will be responsible for leading the fashion retailer’s sustainability, community giving, and inclusion and diversity functions

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has appointed Michael Lopez to the newly created role of senior vice president for environmental, social and governance.

In his new position, he will be responsible for leading the fashion retailer’s sustainability, community giving, and inclusion and diversity functions as the company looks to embed its ESG strategy into its business operations.

He will also report directly to Abercrombie’s chief human resources officer, Holly May, and will also become a member of the company’s executive steering committee.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. chief executive Fran Horowitz said: “We are thrilled to welcome Michael to Abercrombie & Fitch Co. His proven experience across ESG functions will be vital as we look to further expand and align the important efforts of our sustainability, community giving, and inclusion and diversity teams.

“Over the past several years, we have been on a journey to expand our ESG efforts in order to provide an inclusive experience for our customers and associates and have a positive impact on our global communities.”

Lopez comes to Abercrombie from multinational I.T. company Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he served as chief diversity officer.

His previous experience also includes a range of leadership positions at companies including Goldman Sachs, Jefferies & Company, and Alcoa, where he worked in areas such as inclusion and diversity, government relations, public affairs, international relations and human resources.

Lopez is also an active member of the Human Rights Campaign, serving on the organization’s business advisory council.

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