Steve Howard

Co-Founder & CHair of WE MEAN BUSINESS & Former Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA

  • Former Co-Chair of Environment & Natural Resources Global Future Council
  • Advisory Board Member for Sustainable Energy for All
  • Chief Sustainability Officer for Tamasek

When Steve Howard is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Reality of Sustainability
Climate Change
Renewable Energy
Sustainability & The Environment
Science, Innovation & Technology
Ecology, Ecophysiology & Environmental Physics

Leading sustainability officer, Steve Howard, has been pioneering environmental change in the corporate sphere for more than two decades. From founding his own ventures to transforming global brands, Steve has been at the forefront of action both in the public and private sectors. Regularly booked as an event speaker, Steve empowers audiences with the education and strategies to work towards a sustainable future, as an individual and corporate-wide.

Recognized for his defining impact as the Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA, Steve was responsible for developing the business’ sustainability strategy and ensuring environmental performance. As part of the role, which he held for six years, Steve implemented the People and Planet Positive Scheme, designed sustainable products and led a project that saw 3 billion euros invested in renewable energy. A passionate environmentalist, Steve’s most recent venture has been as the Chair and Co-Founder of WE MEAN BUSINESS, a group of organisations, businesses and investors committed to combating climate change.

Since leaving IKEA in 2017, Steve has continued his impactful work, taking on such roles as the Co-Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Global Future Council. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for Sustainable Energy for All, championing greater access to resources that improve social and economic wellbeing in addition to supporting the environment. Steve is also the Chief Sustainability Officer for Temasek.

Sought after for his extensive expertise, Steve has previously presented a TED talk on ‘Let’s Go All-In Selling Sustainability’ and is often booked to speak at industry events. Providing bespoke, insightful and futureproofed recommendations, as a speaker Steve’s insight transforms corporate clients’ responsibility for the planet.

Official Testimonials

Steve Howard is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The event went really well and Steve was great, so well received. His presentation was great, and to stand up for 45 minutes with no slides or notes isn’t easy! Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to him…”

Orla, PWC

To enquire about Steve Howard for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.