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Steve Howard

Former Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group

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Steve Howard Biography

Steve Howard is the former Chief Sustainability Officer at international design and home furnishing company IKEA and a member of its Executive Management Committee, a role he has held since January 2011. He was responsible for the company's sustainability strategy, environmental and social performance, the impact of its products.

Steve believes that sustainability will be one of the mega-trends that shape society and the business landscape this century is committed to developing innovative ways to make sustainability attractive and affordable for everyone.

Prior to IKEA, Steve Howard was founder and former CEO of The Climate Group, an independent non-profit organisation working internationally with government and business leaders to cut global emissions and build a low carbon economy, and now sits on the organization's Board of Trustees. He is a member of Vantage Point Venture Partners Advisory Board, an Advisor to the Planetary Skin Institute and also, until recently, was Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Climate Change and a judge of the Virgin Earth Challenge.

Prior to The Climate Group, Steve spent 15 years advising major corporations, NGOs and UN bodies on the environment. He was a Partner in ERM where he led on Corporate Social Responsibility. Previously, Steve was the founding Director of the Global Forest and Trade Network for WWF International, where he led an international team involved in advising 700 companies on forest and supply chain issues. He is also former chair of the UK Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) where he helped achieve far-reaching consensus on a national forest certification standard and was also founding chair of the Tropical Forest Trust.

Describing himself as a "professional optimist," Steve is a leading authority on sustainability and climate change and believes politicians and business leaders must tackle urgent environmental and economic challenges together to create new jobs and build a prosperous, clean, green economy.

Steve has a first-class honors degree in ecology and a PhD in environmental physics. Steve's achievements have been endorsed by Time Magazine and Scientific American. He was listed in the Independent on Sunday's top 100 UK environmentalists in 2008 and won Social Entrepreneur UK at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2009. He is married with a son and is an occasional tri-athlete.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Steve Howard

    Speaking fees for Steve Howard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Steve Howard are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Steve Howard, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Steve Howard speak about?

  • Where does Steve Howard travel from?

    Steve Howard generally travels from Netherlands, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Steve Howard’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Steve Howard for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Howard for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Steve Howard or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Former Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group

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Steve Howard Biography

Steve Howard is the former Chief Sustainability Officer at international design and home furnishing company IKEA and a member of its Executive Management Committee, a role he has held since January 2011. He was responsible for the company's sustainability strategy, environmental and social performance, the impact of its products.

Steve believes that sustainability will be one of the mega-trends that shape society and the business landscape this century is committed to developing innovative ways to make sustainability attractive and affordable for everyone.

Prior to IKEA, Steve Howard was founder and former CEO of The Climate Group, an independent non-profit organisation working internationally with government and business leaders to cut global emissions and build a low carbon economy, and now sits on the organization's Board of Trustees. He is a member of Vantage Point Venture Partners Advisory Board, an Advisor to the Planetary Skin Institute and also, until recently, was Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Climate Change and a judge of the Virgin Earth Challenge.

Prior to The Climate Group, Steve spent 15 years advising major corporations, NGOs and UN bodies on the environment. He was a Partner in ERM where he led on Corporate Social Responsibility. Previously, Steve was the founding Director of the Global Forest and Trade Network for WWF International, where he led an international team involved in advising 700 companies on forest and supply chain issues. He is also former chair of the UK Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) where he helped achieve far-reaching consensus on a national forest certification standard and was also founding chair of the Tropical Forest Trust.

Describing himself as a "professional optimist," Steve is a leading authority on sustainability and climate change and believes politicians and business leaders must tackle urgent environmental and economic challenges together to create new jobs and build a prosperous, clean, green economy.

Steve has a first-class honors degree in ecology and a PhD in environmental physics. Steve's achievements have been endorsed by Time Magazine and Scientific American. He was listed in the Independent on Sunday's top 100 UK environmentalists in 2008 and won Social Entrepreneur UK at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2009. He is married with a son and is an occasional tri-athlete.

Steve Howard Videos

  • Steve Howard: The Ecological Footprint is the metric I quote the ...
    Steven Howard, former Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA and founder of the We Mean Business Coalition, spoke to Global Footprint Network ...
  • Keynote Green Challenge 2015 Steve Howard
  • Interview: Steve Howard, COO of Sustainability, IKEA

FAQs on booking Steve Howard

  • How do I book Steve Howard to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Steve Howard for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Steve Howard, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Steve Howard or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Steve Howard

    Speaking fees for Steve Howard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Steve Howard are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Steve Howard, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Steve Howard speak about?

  • Where does Steve Howard travel from?

    Steve Howard generally travels from Netherlands, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Steve Howard’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Steve Howard for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Howard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Steve Howard or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Steve Howard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Howard for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Steve Howard generally travels from Netherlands and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Mackey, Richard Florida, Mike Wallace, Martin Eberhard and Joseph Stiglitz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Howard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steve Howard Speaker Videos

  • Steve Howard: The Ecological Footprint is the metric I quote the ...
    Steven Howard, former Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA and founder of the We Mean Business Coalition, spoke to Global Footprint Network ...
    Keynote Green Challenge 2015 Steve Howard
  • Interview: Steve Howard, COO of Sustainability, IKEA
    Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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