Steve WilliamsPublic engagement, social innovation and sustainability

Steve is a public engagement, social innovation and technology strategist who has been working with universities, governments, and corporations for over 20 years. Steve brings to the team a strong understanding and broad experience in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, impact measurement, data visualisation, software development, product management and marketing.

Steve has worked with governments, companies, non-profits, social enterprises and universities across Canada, to help them to engage meaningfully with their citizens, employees and customers to build sustainability. He does this through strategic corporate social responsibility design, technology strategy and delivering evaluation, impact measurement and data visualization.

As a highly experienced facilitator and teacher, Steve brings to the team unique approaches to workshop design and facilitation, engaging with a range of stakeholders on highly complex social and environmental issues.

Over the last few years, Steve has been the project manager of ‘Sustainability in an Imaginary World’ at the University of British Columbia and the Design Team Co-Lead on the UBC Policy Design Challenge. He was the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility across Vancouver, London and Paris at SAP Software Solutions, and the Research and Development Management at the Digital Port Control.

Steve is a PhD Candidate in Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia and holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He has over 12 peer-reviewed publications and global conference presentations, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia (UBC), RMIT University, University of Melbourne, and Chalmers University in Sweden.

Steve is highly engaged in community initiatives, including as a Member of the Government of British Columbia’s Changing Systems Working Group and the Roundtable on Social Finance and Partners Roundtable on the future of non-profit, social enterprise and social finance. He is also a Mentor to university students, a Board Member on the Demonstrating Value Resource Society, Co-Founder and Lead Organizer Vancouver ChangeCamp, and a founding member of David Suzuki Ambassador program.


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