Steve Howard

Co-Founder at The Climate Group Inc.

Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Co-Founder at The Climate Group Inc.

Overview
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The Climate Group Inc.

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123

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1

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Chairman at IKEA GreenTech AB

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Consultant at Google, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President & President-Asia at Best Buy Co., Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at UGSI Solutions, Inc.

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Former Chairman at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

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Former Chief Investment Officer at BP Group Plc

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Director at IKEA GreenTech AB

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Founding Partner at Mcdonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC

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Former Director at IKEA GreenTech AB

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Director at IKEA GreenTech AB

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Steve Howard
Co-Founder at The Climate Group Inc.
Career History
Chief Sustainability Officer
2011 - Prior

IKEA Group retails furniture, home furnishings, and house wares. It is engaged in manufacturing and distribution activities through its subsidiary. The firm also sells its products through catalogues and websites. Its product’s portfolio comprises several furniture and furnishing items such as storage furniture, television solutions, small storage furniture, sofas and armchair, table and desks, chairs, lighting, home decor products, and flooring materials. The company was founded by Ingvar Feodor Kamprad in 1943 and is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Co-Founder
2004 - Prior

The Climate Group brings together networks of international businesses and governments to shift markets and policies toward the goal of under 1.5C of global warming and greater prosperity for all, without delay.

Partner
Prior

ERM established a permanent presence in Belgium in 1995 and now has offices in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Louvain-la-Neuve employing over 50 engineers, technicians and environmental and safety experts.The core activities of the Belgian based ERM team provide solutions and strategic advice to business and government on how best to handle both current and future environmental and natural resource issues.Its soil investigation and remediation team has the expertise to identify, manage and remediate contaminated sites, assisting its clients finding the best solutions to solve environmental problems. The auditing team has excellent expertise in both due diligence and compliance audits, to help clients estimate costs and prioritize actions, to improve regulatory compliance and performance on environment, health and safety. Its planning and permitting staff combine regulatory and technical knowledge necessary for permit applications, environmental impact assessments and external safety reports.It also regularly assists its clients with water and energy efficiency initiatives, carbon foot printing and supply chain exercises. It provides services on sustainability reporting and verification, safety culture, management systems, and risk assessments. Its international footprint combined with this local expertise puts it in a unique position to serve its clients.ERM and its employees have the necessary accreditations for performing environmental impact assessments in the Flemish, Brussels and Walloon region. It has accredited environmental coordinators and safety experts beyond its staff. ERM is also a recognized expert in soil investigations and remediation in all of the three regions.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2017

IKEA GreenTech is an active manager which invests in innovative cleantech companies in the energy efficency, energy generation, advanced materials, water savings/purification, recycling, waste and transportation and logistics sectors. Their geographic focus is on the Nordic region.The firm seeks to invest in companies which will help improve the sustainability of IKEA business activities in combination with other positive effects such as cost savings and with products ready to be introduced to market, innovative technology, strong IPR and know-how, a business idea with large international potential and a go-to-market plan, a strong, motivated management team and realistic exit possibilities within five to seven years.IKEA GreenTech constructs concentrated portfolios of up to ten companies with investments of EUR 5-10 million each over the life of an investment. They prefer to be one of several venture capital investors and typically take minority shareholding of at least ten percent and a board seat.

Senior Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed

VantagePoint Management focuses on investments in the clean technology, information technology and healthcare sectors. Within the clean technology sector, the firm invests mainly in the solar, transportation, energy storage and power management, smart grid, biofuels and water sectors. Within information technology, they tend to invest in the financial technology, Internet/digital media, enterprise solutions and mobile/wireless sectors. VantagePoint healthcare investment include including biotechnology, medical devices and healthcare commerce. In addition, the firm invests in Asia in the clean technology, consumer, healthcare and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) sectors. Vantage Point invests across a variety of phases of development from start-up through scale-up.

Board Treasurer/Director
Prior

The Climate Group brings together networks of international businesses and governments to shift markets and policies toward the goal of under 1.5C of global warming and greater prosperity for all, without delay.

Events
Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Milken Institute Global Conference 2009 was held from April 27-29, 2009 as part of the Milken Institute Global Conference Series.

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