Stephen Jordan, Co-Founder; IO Sustainability and CEO; Institute for Sustainable Development
In 2000, Stephen Jordan founded and served for 12 years as executive director of the Business Civic Leadership Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)-3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce focused on corporate social responsibility and public-private partnerships.
He is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous publications on corporate responsibility, business ethics, and global development, including “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: A Brief History of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility” and the “Role of Business” series of reports on corporate contributions to various social and environmental issues.
Before founding BCLC, Stephen served as executive director of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America. Previously, he worked in the publishing industry and as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate.
Stephen serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technology, the Board of Advisors of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, the U.S. Commission for UNESCO, and is a fellow of the Caux Roundtable. Stephen holds an MBA from Georgetown University and an MA in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia with high academic honors from both institutions.