Steve Howard is Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA and a member of its Executive Management Committee, a role he has held since January 2011. He is responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy, environmental and social performance, and the impact of its products. Howard believes that sustainability will be a megatrend that shapes society and the business landscape this century. He is committed to developing innovative ways to make sustainability attractive and affordable for everyone. Before joining IKEA, Howard was the founder and CEO of The Climate Group, an independent nonprofit organization working internationally with government and business leaders to cut global emissions and build a low-carbon economy.