Steven C. Rockefeller

steven-c-rockefeller-chairperson-rockefeller-brothers-fund-usa Professor Emeritus of Religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as dean of the College; in recent years, his research and writing have focused on global ethics, sustainable development, and the interrelation of democracy, ecology, and spirituality; active for many years in the field of philanthropy, he is chairperson of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a New York-based foundation with international programs in sustainable resource use, the strengthening of civil society, and education; a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council and a member of the Council of the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Has been involved in the Earth Charter Initiative since 1995 and chaired the Earth Charter international drafting committee (1997-2000); joined the Earth Charter Commission in May 2000.