Steve is a passionate advocate for learning for sustainability and has spent nearly 50 years trying to find ways of facilitating and supporting more sustainable ways in which organisations and governments can contribute towards a more sustainable future. In this context he was the founding Chair of the Higher Education Academy’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and a former member of the UK‘s UNESCO Education for Sustainability Forum.
He is the co-founder and president of Student force for Sustainability (now called Change Agents–UK) which supports and trains graduates for careers in sustainability. He has held visiting professorships at the Open University, University of Hertfordshire, University of Gloucestershire and currently, at the University of the West of England.
Over the past 15 years he has been a sustainability change consultant for some of the largest FTSE100 companies such as BP, Barclays, Tesco and Carillion as well as Government Agencies such as the UK National Commission for UNESCO, Environment Agency, OFSTED, the Higher Education Academy and the Learning and Skills Council. He was formerly Director of Learning at Forum for the Future, the leading Sustainability Charity in the UK and has served on the Council of the Institute for Environmental Sciences one of the UK’s foremost professional bodies in sustainable development. He is a former Trustee of the World Wide Fund for Nature and an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Worcester.
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