[Dr. Stokes] brought a refreshing new angle to the issues of environmental assessment in a world shifting from dire exploitation to sustainable development. As an Oxford academic and down-to-earth thinker, he helped redefine sustainability in the whole supply chain.
His recognition was world-wide, his approach to problem solving, global. For both science and business, the death of Stephen Stokes is a shameful loss. For his friends and family, it leaves a gap that will never be filled.