Steve Rochlin

Steve Rochlin


Steve Rochlin is Founder and CEO of IMPACT ROI. IMPACT ROI, LLC helps organizations achieve superior social, environmental, and financial performance. Through research and management consulting, IMPACT ROI assesses the value of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and enables our clients to design high impact strategies that support people, planet, and profit. As the lead author of the acclaimed Project ROI research series (described by Forbes as “a Godsend”) Steve has developed the pathway for companies to deliver sustainable and collaborative impact that is also profitable.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in sustainability, ESG, corporate responsibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and social impact. He has advised leading companies across a wide variety of industry sectors on how to improve sustainability performance in a way that drives competitive success. He was co-founder and CEO of IMPACT ROI’s precursor, IO Sustainability. For AccountAbility Steve served as the Head of North America, Director of Global Advisory Services and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Head of Research and Development. Under his leadership his organizations demonstrated growth in revenues, reputation, and international presence.

Steve serves as Head of the Americas for the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). He is the lead author of GeSI’s landmark report, “Enabling Rights: The Transformative Potential of Digital to Enable People’s Rights.” He has supported the design of the Digital with Purpose Framework’s section on Digital Trust and Responsibility.

Steve is co-author of two books: Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets. He is a Senior Fellow for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. He is also a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation for Babson College. Steve obtained his MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. from Brown University.