Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Company: Temasek

Job title: Chief Sustainability Officer


Dr Steve Howard is Chief Sustainability Officer of Temasek. He is also Founding Chair of the We Mean Business Coalition and a member of the LeapFrog’s Global Leadership Council. In addition, Steve is on the Administrative Board of SEforALL, and until recently was Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Environmental and Natural Resource Security.

Steve was Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Group and served on IKEA’s Executive Group Management from 2011-2017. In 2015, Steve co-founded We Mean Business, a leading climate change coalition of organisations that helped support the Paris Agreement. Prior to IKEA, Steve was Founder and CEO of The Climate Group, a global NGO that has built networks of cities, states, regions, and businesses committed to a net-zero carbon world. Before the Climate Group, Steve consulted on sustainability for major corporations and institutions, working as a partner at ERM Group in London and a Director at URS Corporation. He has worked with various NGOs and UN bodies on a wide range of global sustainability topics. Earlier in his career, Steve worked in WWF, where he established the Global Forest and Trade Network, chaired the UK Forest Stewardship Council and helped launch and chair The Forest Trust. Steve is trained as an ecologist and has a PhD in Ecophysiology and Environmental Physics based on research in Kenya.


KEYNOTE: Green finance and investment: Seizing the business opportunity 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Talking points:  The impact of global crises on sustainable investment The areas most in need of climate finance to achieve a just transition How businesses can drive sustainable growth through ESG standards Chaired by Ryan Jude, Programme Director, Green Finance InstituteRead more

stream: Climate finance, sustainable investment & ESG
day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023