Stephanie Kersten-Johnston, Director of Innovation

Steph is originally from the United Kingdom, and before moving to the United States, she forged a 10-year career in the corporate world in London, working with a number of global organizations on their sustainability strategies and communications processes. Since moving to the U.S. in 2015, Steph focused her efforts more specifically on the topic of Circular Economy and interpreting complex sustainability challenges through this lens.

Before joining the Partnership, Steph was Director of Sustainable Business at HEINEKEN USA, where she supported the company’s implementation of the global “Brewing a Better World” framework for the brewer’s U.S. operations. Steph is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, where she teaches a graduate class focused on Circular Economy.

She lives in trendy Brooklyn, NY, but you’ll just as often find her and her husband exploring the United States on road bikes!

If you have an idea for a new venture that The Recycling Partnership could be involved in reach out to Steph at skerstenjohnston @