Jordi Pietx is a biologist (1991 BSc, UAB, Barcelona), with an MSc in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (1992 Lancaster Uni, UK). He is experienced in nature, landscape conservation, and stewardship, as well as in environmental, and participatory aspects of land planning, conservation, restoration and rural management within the private consulting sector (1993-2002). In 2003, he started the Land Stewardship Network in Catalonia, in order to engage more care towards nature. Jordi was the general manager of the Stewardship Network (2003-2014), the Social Entrepreneurship Fellow (2008) for the stewardship initiative, and president of the Spanish Forum on Land Stewardship (2011-2014). In 2016, he then became the regional institutional & technical manager (Catalonia, Balearic Islands and Valencian Country) for the packaging recycling system Ecoembes (2016-2019). In 2020, Jordi became an independent consultant on socioenvironmental innovation and networking at the EU level, working in the quadruple helix framework on projects and policy development involving public, private, academic and non-profit sectors. In his spare time Jordi enjoys cycling in the countryside, and going for walks and hikes at the Pyrenees.