Dr Steve Howard
Vice Chairman, Sustainability, Temasek
Dr Steve Howard is currently Vice Chairman, Sustainability at Temasek. He joined Temasek as Chief Sustainability Officer in January 2021. Steve is a board member of GenZero and chairs its Investment Committee. He is also a founding board member of the Temasek‐BlackRock joint venture, Decarbonization Partners, and a member of the Investment Committee. Steve is also Founding Chair of the We Mean Business Coalition and a member of the LeapFrog’s Global Leadership Council. He was until recently on the Administrative Board of SEforALL.
Before joining Temasek, Steve was Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Group from 2011‐2017. In 2015, Steve co‐founded We Mean Business, a climate change coalition of organizations that helped support the Paris Agreement. Prior to IKEA, Steve was Founder and CEO of The Climate Group.
Steve has also consulted on sustainability for major corporations and institutions, and worked with various NGOs and UN bodies on a wide range of global sustainability topics. Earlier in his career, Steve established the Global Forest and Trade Network at WWF, 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.