Steven Lovink is a visionary entrepreneur, peace builder, whole system thinker, and outside of the box doer.
Committed to accelerating wholes greater than the sum of their parts, he continues his life’s journey sensing humanity’s emerging future, assembling its building blocks a piece at a time.
He is a founder of Planet2025 Network, a whole system enterprise initiative with a mission to catalyze a peaceful, sustainable way of life by 2025 energized by community, entrepreneurship, and Profits4Life and Power of One, an affiliated charitable organization dedicated to inspire and empower integrated action by people and organizations toward transformation to a peaceful, sustainable global society.
Steven’s passion is to ‘connect the dots’ by developing path breaking projects, partnerships, and collaborations that stimulate creativity, community, entrepreneurship, and innovative financing and business models sustaining the whole of life. He is a co-‐founder and senior advisor of the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague, The Netherlands; advisory board member of Ethical Markets Media, LLC; member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications, and advises/supports a series of emerging whole system entrepreneurial initiatives.
Earlier in life Steven successfully raised funds for his own technology enterprise and early stage ventures in information technology, life sciences, online education, and conservation.
Clients have also included the World Bank, Inter-‐ American DevelopmentBank, and education and development agencies of the Netherlands. He is an investor/real estate developer of historic buildings, and has been active in and lived Washington, D.C. since 1986. He has a BA in Law and Economics from the University of Kent, UK and an MA in Development Economics from Georgetown University.
On Living Business in Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Kosmos Journal