Over the last two decades, Steve has applied his business skills to his many global philanthropic activities, establishing the internationally-renowned global think tank the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and a private family organisation, The Charitable Foundation, which has over three million direct beneficiaries. He is a sought-after international speaker, has received many international awards and is regularly quoted in the media on various subjects, including global peacefulness, terrorism and sustainable development.
Steve has always had a strong passion for sustainable development, starting his first project in 1992, which led to the establishment of The Charitable Foundation (TCF), and works with some of the poorest communities of the world. TCF is one of the largest private overseas aid organisations based in Australia, active primarily in Asia and Africa. It provides life-changing interventions and aims to reach as many people as possible by supporting a variety of projects including emergency and famine relief, environment rehabilitation, housing and the rehabilitation of child soldiers. Steve is actively involved in the projects he funds.
2007, an independent global research institute focused on the relationship between business, peace and economic development. A non-profit and non-partisan organisation, IEP has four areas of global leadership: measuring peace, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing countrylevel risk and understanding Positive Peace. IEP is today one of the world's most impactful think tanks. Its research is used by many multi-laterals including the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and is included in thousands of university courses around the world. Steve is also the founder of the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness that covers 163 countries and independent territories.
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