Public-Private Partnerships for a Sustainable Future with Stephen Jordan

In this episode, host Ian Peterman dives deep with Stephen Jordan, CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Development. Stephen discusses his shift from a background in political theory to spearheading initiatives in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. Highlights of the conversation include Stephen’s insights the significance of public-private partnerships and his pivotal role in advancing green and blue economy solutions.

Stephen delves into the need for systemic thinking and collaboration across industries to drive sustainable impact. He and Ian explore innovative sustainability projects that address environmental challenges through strategic partnerships and lateral thinking. The episode wraps up with a discussion on the incremental approach to sustainable innovation and the balance of short-term actions with a long-term vision for environmental stewardship.

Join Ian and Stephen as they outline the pathway towards a more sustainable and collaboratively driven future, emphasizing the importance of bridging innovation with practical, scalable solutions.

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Notable Moments

  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility with a CEO
  • Resilience and Community Development
  • Innovation in Ocean Industries and Sustainability
  • Climate Change Strategies and the Need for Innovation Partnerships
  • Environmental Research and Sustainable Design
  • Design and Recycling Challenges for Businesses
  • Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration in Business
  • The Potential Benefits and Risks of AI
  • Fostering New Industries with Cultural Awareness
  • The Impact of Short-Term Thinking on Sustainability
  • Balancing Short-Term with Long-Term Planning

About Stephen Jordan

About Stephen Jordan:

Stephen Jordan is the CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD). ISD puts together public-

private-partnerships and coalitions to solve environmental, social, and economic challenges.


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