Ted Howes ‘04
Global Lead, Energy

The Graduate School of Management strives to change the world for the better through its people, ideas and culture. It helped me see business through a new prism: as the most powerful way to have an impact. It’s about sustaining the human species and planet earth. Corporate social responsibility must become part of every company’s core business.”

Previous Degrees

Certificate in Corp. Environmental Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bren School of Environmental Science
and Management

B.A., Asian Studies, Chinese History
University of California, Berkeley
Ted Howes is passionate about using the
lens of business and sustainability to guide corporate strategy.
As head of IDEO’s Energy Domain and a recognized expert in integrating sustainability
and business factors, he has dedicated his career to exploring the intersection of business and environmental issues.


Before joining IDEO in 2007, Howes was vice president for corporate social responsibility and supply chain programs at Scientific Certification Systems, consulting for start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations, including Walmart, Numi Tea, The Home Depot and Starbucks. He serves on the Net Impact Advisory Council and The World Economic Forum’s agenda group on sustainable consumption, and is a regular
speaker on energy and sustainability.