Sofia has a PhD from Middlesex University, UK, with a dissertation on how banks can contribute to sustainable development.
She is a certified ESG analyst from the European Federation of Financial Analysts. She is a consultant in climate finance and sustainability for several Portuguese and international organisations. Sofia was the Secretary-General of BCSD Portugal and worked as a specialist in the Office of the Minister for the Environment and Energy Transition. She was the Coordinator of the Reflection Group for Sustainable Financing of the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Transition, in partnership with the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Finance and is also the author of several books on the link between banking and sustainability.