Professor Joe Steensma’s expertise lies in business development, environmental science and teaching. He has more than 25 years of experience in transforming organisations by improving operations whilst reducing their carbon footprint.
Professor Steensma believes that developing problem solving skills should be a key focus when it comes to preparing students for the workplace, regardless of the discipline being taught. For him, part of this skill is understanding the potential social and environmental impact of a solution, as well as the various forms of capital its development would require – financial, intellectual, infrastructural, etc. – and where to obtain these. As such, he is keen to run workshops with TEDI-London’s students and help them to develop these abilities.