Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
Stephen Jordan co-founded IO Sustainability in February 2013, and serves as president of the international research and management consulting firm. He is the CEO of IO's non-profit arm, the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD).
Previously, in May 2000, Jordan founded and served for 12 years as executive director of the corporate philanthropy arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he received widespread recognition for his pioneering work in the fields of corporate social responsibility, community economic development and disaster response.
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 on the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Stephen has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including an award for "Outstanding Contribution to CSR" from the CSR World Congress in Mumbai, India. He has made appearances and been quoted in major media including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many others.
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.