Steven B. Young is an industrial ecologist and associate professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise & Development, University of Waterloo, Canada where he teaches in environment, business and sustainable development. His research interests include: corporate social responsibility; life-cycle assessment; responsible sourcing; sustainability standards and management systems; auditing, assurance and certification; sustainable materials, conflict minerals and critical raw materials. Professor Young is a professional engineer with degrees from University of Alberta and University of Toronto. He participates in industry and civil activities on responsible sourcing, and publishes in scholarly, industry and popular outlets.

Video interview from a July 2020 discussion with a Ira Feldman, a PhD student in the Sustainability Management program (may not be viewable to external audiences).