Steve Howard

CEO,
The Climate Group

Steve Howard is the CEO of The Climate Group, which he Co-Founded in late 2003. He is also a Founding member of HSBC’s Carbon Management Task Force.

Prior to his role with The Climate Group, Steve was a Partner in ERM, where he led the work on Corporate Social Responsibility and on climate change related projects for a range of organizations including EDF Energy, BP, WWF, and The World Bank. Previously he was the founding Director of the Global Forest and Trade Network for WWF International. He was also Chairman of the UK Forest Stewardship Council, where he helped achieve a far-reaching consensus on a national forest certification standard. JFrom 1999 to 2004, Mr. Howard was founding Chairman of the Tropical Forest Trust, which he helped establish to respond to the need for ethically sourced tropical timber.

He has a first class honors degree in Ecology and a PhD in Environmental Physics based on work as a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Research in Agro-forestry in Kenya. Over the course of his career he has worked in more than thirty countries, and in 2005 was named by Scientific American magazine as a Policy Leader within the “SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 50”.