Steve Malkin

Steve Malkin

CEO and Founder, Planet First


Steve is an enthusiastic advocate of business sustainability and a carbon footprinting expert, having worked in the sector for 12 years. In 2013, he set up Planet First and The Planet Mark certification programme, with the aim of driving continuous improvement in sustainability within any organisation. Before this, he co-founded dcarbon8, an award winning start-up specialising in carbon footprinting, which was sold to Deloitte LLP in 2010.

During his early career, Steve trained as a civil engineer, raced cars and worked at Brand Hatch. He moved into marketing and TV presenting and production, during which time he organised numerous Guinness World Record events where he learned how to bring people together en masse to raise funds for good causes and become record breakers in the process. It was this experience that led to his ‘green epiphany’ to do more to accelerate sustainability by providing practical solutions to reach mass audiences.

With this in mind, Steve approached the Eden Project to partner on the launch of The Planet Mark, a certification programme uniquely combining measurement, engagement and communication. The Planet Mark is now successfully being adopted by organisations of all sizes across the UK and internationally.

When not devoting his time to The Planet Mark, Steve spends his time with his wife, three boys, three dogs and other animals on his farm in East Sussex.


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