Steve is a sustainability leader and Managing Director of ResponsEcology – a sustainability and change management consulting firm helping organizations to reduce waste and drive transformational culture change with triple bottom line impact.  Steve combines 25 years of strategy and control experience in the supply chain sector with a passion for sustainability and conscious capitalism.  He has conducted extensive research into the problems of food security, water security, and global food waste, and has developed innovative public-private partnerships to capture and redistribute excess food to mitigate hunger.   He is a frequent speaker on food security issues, and co-chaired The Last Food Mile conference in Philadelphia which examined food waste across the supply chain in the U.S.

Steve is co-founder of the Food Systems Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, a group which brings together thought leaders from multiple disciplines across the University community on a monthly basis, and serves as an advisor to food recovery projects in the Philadelphia region.

Steve holds a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware, an MBA in Finance from West Virginia University, and the MSOD and MPHIL degrees in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He teaches “Global Pennovation” – a project-based graduate class focusing on innovation for sustainability in which a multi-disciplinary group of students works to make a contribution to one of the world’s most pressing sustainability problems.  Steve is the author of several articles on food waste.  He serves as a Director on the Boards of two non-profit organizations (Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and, and served on the Advisory Committee for Feeding the 5000 Portland.  He is the author of the blog “FoodForThoughtfulAction.

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