Steven J. McCormick is co-founder and CEO of The Earth Genome, a start-up venture to create the first global, open-source information platform on ecosystem services and natural capital, designed to guide better decision-making on sustainability in the private and public sectors. Steve is also a special advisor at the Resources Legacy Fund, working primarily as a member of the California State Parks Transformation Team. Steve served as President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the largest Foundations in the U.S., from 2007-2014. As president, he led the organization into becoming a truly global enterprise, operating in 30 countries as well as every state in the U.S. During his tenure, he oversaw an operating budget of more than $500 million, and a highly distributed staff of more than 3,000. Under Steve’s leadership, revenues from all sources increased significantly, hitting an all-time high of $1.2 billion in 2006. Steve serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the Board of Sustainable Conservation, and the Board of the California Game Wardens Association Foundation. He has also served on the U.C. Berkeley College of Natural Resources Advisory Board. Steve is the recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award, the Edmund G. Brown Award for Environmental and Economic Balance, the John Pritzker Conservation Award, and the California League of Conservation Voter’s Conservation Leadership Award. Steve has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (1973), where he graduated with honors, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law (1976).
Steven J. McCormick
Co-Founder, Earth Genome Project