PJ Stephenson

P.J. Stephenson is Research Project Manager at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Chair of the IUCN SSC Species Monitoring Specialist Group, and an independent conservation and sustainability consultant. Since 2017, he has focused much of his work and research on tackling business sustainability issues. Dr. Stephenson has worked in biodiversity conservation for Scottish Natural Heritage in the Cairngorms, WWF in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania, and Conservation International in Côte d'Ivoire. He also managed WWF programs for elephants, great apes, and rhinos across Africa. Dr. Stephenson served as WWF International's Director of Conservation Strategy & Performance, where he drove results-based management across the global network; Senior Advisor, Monitoring, at the International Union for Conservation of Nature; and Senior Research Fellow at ETH Zürich. He is coauthor of the “IUCN Guidelines on Planning and Monitoring Corporate Biodiversity Performance” and has worked with companies such as Alcoa, Boskalis, Earthly, Enel, Jan de Nul, and Nespresso. Dr. Stephenson’s current research is funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies. He earned a PhD in zoology from the University of Aberdeen. He can be reached at stephensonpj@gmail.com.