“SB Paris will allow us to discuss the value of corporate foundations to build sustainable brands.”
In 1992, Steven started his own advisory company specialized in Supply Chain and Operations Strategy. After growing the company to about 100 people, working with senior management of medium and large companies in Europe and beyond, he sold it in 2008, remaining in charge as CEO.
In 2011, Steven joined Ashoka Global, Washington, as strategic advisor. In this capacity, he focussed on how citizen sector organizations (and social entrepreneurs in particular) and corporations can work together successfully in creating social impact at scale in a commercially viable setting.
Today, Steven is CEO and board member of EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association), and chair of the Corporate Social Investment Initiative.
He is an investor of SI², a for profit social impact fund, providing growth capital to European for profit social enterprises, and chairman of Kampani, a social impact investment fund to unlock the potential of entrepreneurial farming in the South.
Co-founder and chairman of Iristick, developing, producing and commercializing smart safety glasses, both for Industry and Society.
Board member of Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG).
He is (co-)author of papers and a book on various topics dealing with the role of business in society, such as:
– EVPA’s report on ‘Corporate Social Impact Strategies – New paths for collaborative growth’; May 2015
– The book ‘Everyone Social: Can entrepreneurs save the world’, WPG/Manteau, 2016