VoienConsulting principal Steve Voien is a sustainability communicator and strategist who has advised 15 Fortune 500 companies and worked on 8 CR reports.
A GRI certified trainer, Steve led CR practices for Edelman and Waggener Edstrom, spent 5 years at Business for Social Responsibility, and served 6 years as a U.S. diplomat overseas in developing countries. Steve has also published a pair of political-environmental novels to excellent reviews in The New York Times and People Magazine, and on National Public Radio.
VoienConsulting clients benefit from seamlessly integrated sustainability knowledge,project implementation, and credible, compelling transparency communications.
Steve's clients have included BP, Ford, Caesars, IFC/World Bank, Kraft, Marathon Oil, Merck, Nissan, Oracle, Philip Morris (now Altria), Salesforce.com, Southern Company, and USAID.
Steve launched and led sustainability practices at two large communications firms. At the nonprofit Business for Social Responsibility, he led consulting projects and served as director of the Global Resource Center, which provided research and analysis of of CSR best practices. Steve also served six years as a U.S. diplomat with political/economic, environmental, human rights, and community development responsibilities in West Africa, the Balkans, and Washington, D.C.
provide research, analysis and recommendations on CR issues
articulate sustainability vision and values
lead and co-lead successful stakeholder engagement initiatives, including one for an industry-leading consumer products company, and another for a large automaker facing a tough environmental coalition that included Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and Global Exchange
lead sustainability & business ethics training
create developed transparent, credible marketing communications around sustainability issues, in formats that include press releases, executive speeches, brochures, survey responses, award applications, internal communications and FAQs