Steve Kukoda joined the International Copper Association (ICA) in 2004 and is ICA’s Vice President. ICA is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the world’s copper industry. Steve develops and maintains relationships with organizations external to the copper industry, including governments, intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations, foundations, and more. Steve is also responsible for increasing the association’s membership base, which currently represents 55% of world copper output. Steve is a founding Director of the Copper Foundation, an ICA subsidiary organization, with primary focus in the areas of slum and rural electrification and public health. In 2013 ICA joined like-minded organizations, including UNEP and UNDP, to form Unite for Energy. The goals of this public-private partnership are to reduce global electricity consumption by 10 percent and to reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to removing a half-billion cars from the road.