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Stephen Bonsal Young, Esq.

Title: Global Executive Director
Company: Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Stephen Bonsal Young, Esq., global executive director at Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in corporate social responsibility and business ethics.

With over 50 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Young has excelled as the global executive director at Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism since 2021. He began his career as the chief of village development at USAID from 1968 to 1971. He later served as associate at Simpson Thacher from 1974 to 1978. Subsequently, he was appointed assistant dean at Harvard Law School from 1978 to 1980 before advancing to the role of dean at Mitchell Hamline School of Law from 1981 to 1987. 

Mr. Young was likewise active as a partner at Winthrop & Weinstine. He was additionally appointed on the board of arbitrators at the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Young pursued an education at Harvard University, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 before earning a Juris Doctorate in 1974. 

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. Young has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He held key administrative roles in an array of charitable organizations including director of the Hmong Farmers’ Cooperative, project director and vice president at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and chairman of the Presidential Candidate Debates. In addition to his other appointments, he has been recruited to the board of directors or in chairman posts for multiple organizations, among which were the Center for the Study of World Religions, the Minnesota Latin American Initiative, the United Nations Association of Minnesota, the Midwest China Center, the Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Council of Foreign Relations, Rotary International, Skylight Club, and the American Korean Breakfast Club.

Mr. Young remains affiliated with the American Arbitration Association, the United States Court of International Trade, the Minnesota Civil Rights Advisory Committee, the Center of the American Experiment, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Foundation, and the American Law Institute. He has likewise found success with his written works, such as “Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good,” “The Road to Moral Capitalism,” “The Theory and Practice of Associative Power: CORDS in the Villages of Vietnam 1967–1972,” “The Restorative Principal: Leading in Education with Restorative Practices,” and “The Tradition of Human Rights in China and Vietnam” which he co-authored.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Young has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was presented with the Accounting in the Public Interest Award in 2012 and the Champion of Character Honor Award in 2019. Beyond these recognitions, he was selected for inclusion in the 5th and 6th edition of Who’s Who in American Law in 1987 and 1989, respectively, the 1st edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America in 1987, and the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest in 1985.

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