Marga Hoek is that rare combination of a successful business leader who is also a visionary on sustainable business. Her experience, knowledge and passion have seen her operating at the highest level, working with presidents and political ministers, and speaking at G20, G7, and Cop 23.
Ranked by Thinkers 50 as one of the top 30 new management thinkers in the world
Awarded gold medal for both bestseller books The Trillion Dollar Shift & New Economy Business
Best speaker available on sustainable business and capital
Unique in demonstrating how ICT and advanced technology can be a force for good via disruptive, sustainable business models
She is an award-winning author, contributor to print and online media, board member, and popular keynote speaker with over 1000 talks delivered.
Ranked by Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s top 30 new management thinkers, Marga Hoek has a passion for exploring how advanced technology can be a positive for sustainable business models.
Throughout her executive career, Marga has held high-level positions in the construction and property development industries, working on projects including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. She has also sat on the board of directors of the AEX-listed BAM for housing, developed the Dutch Sustainable Business Association De Groene Zaak, and founded the Dutch Sustainable Science Association Het Groene Brein.
Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, het financieele dagblad, Salt magazine, Business Green, Fortune, CEO Today, International Business Times, and The Financial Times.
See Marga’s superb film for New Economy Business below…
In 2016, she published New Economy Business, providing tips on making the most out of windows of opportunity. This was followed up in 2018 with The Trillian Dollar Shift, a business book looking at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on businesses and capital. Full of over 50 case studies from industries including energy, ICT and agriculture, Marga provides anecdotes and helpful tips for leaders who want to lead transformational change and grow a sustainable business. Both books were enormously successful and won prestigious gold medal book awards. Her third book, Tech for Good: Solving the World’s Greatest Challenges, is due to be published before the end of 2023 and will look at advanced technologies and how they can help businesses move forward.
“The Trillion Dollar Shift” stands as a groundbreaking business publication, delving into the remarkable opportunities presented by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for businesses and capital. It showcases an impressive array of over 50 inspiring case studies from various sectors, ranging from agriculture and energy to ICT and advanced technologies. These case studies exemplify how businesses, including global titan Unilever and innovative social enterprises like Grunfos, GSMA, and Evaptainers, tackle challenges while diligently working towards achieving sustainable development goals and strategically shaping their future.
This book serves as an indispensable guide for esteemed business leaders aspiring to spearhead transformational change within their respective sectors, fostering the growth of sustainable and prosperous businesses.
Marga Hoek is a top-rated and very busy authoritative and inspirational keynote speaker. She has appeared at hundreds of events, to intimate audiences and wider conferences, and has worked as a moderator, panel member, and boardroom speaker. She also provides 90-minute, half-day or full-day workshops in person or virtually.
– Change the world by business
– Future business incorporates disruptive sustainability
– Leadership of sustainable transformation
– Macro-economic sustainable development
– Sustainability around the globe
– The new entrepreneur will save the world
– Sustainable innovation
– Sustainable investment and banking
– The sustainability challenge for the boardroom
– The power of ICT and advanced technologies for a better world
– Reconnect business’ growth and impact
– Board and CEO challenges in a changing world
– Global outlook on business’ challenges
Sustainable Business, Business for Good: How to unlock sustainable growth opportunities for businesses that will, in turn, have a positive impact upon the wider global community.
ESG Investment, Finance for Good: How proper investment can create better returns and growth perspectives, and help create a better social environment.
Purpose Driven Leadership: Companies and leaders need to put their purpose first in order to seize business opportunities, and retain clients and employees.
Circle Economy: Seizing the opportunities of the circle economy in order to unlock new markets and customers.
Diversity and Inclusion: The importance of creating an inclusive and diverse company and workplace culture.
Next Generations: How to attract the next generation of employees, clients, and investors.
Technology, Tech for Good: Why we need to use evolving technology for good to better business and the world.
Moonshot Thinking: How to create moonshot thinking, starting with global challenges, an implement these strategies into a company, ensuring they connect with their own abilities and technology.
Reinventing Strategy: Reinventing and repurposing strategy to match today’s rapid changes to ensure sustainable growth.
US / Canada
Discover Global Network (US), Google (US) World Lottery Association (WLA) (in Canada, HQ Switzerland) YPO (US) Scale Agile SAFe global Summit (US)
Apetito (Germany), Association of MBA’s (UK), Aviva (UK), Barclays Bank (UK), DSM (NL), Belron (UK in Spain), Headspring (Financial Times & IE Business School) (UK)
ICIS Recycling Conference (France), Insead (France), Irish Management Institute (Ireland), Knauf Insulation (Germany), KPN (NL), Mastercard (UK), Mazars (France)
MIT Belfast (Ireland), NIKE (NL), PWC (Germany), Redevco (NL), Unilever (UK), Sabanci holding (Turkey), Sweco (Sweden), TedX (NL), Aegon (NL), Constantia Flexibles (Germany)
Asahi Beer (Japan), LG (Korea), Standard Bank (South Africa), Fujitsu (Japan)
We can be sure this inspiring book [The Trillian Dollar Shift] will reach interested readers across the globe.
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
Marga Hoek inspired everyone in the audience with her thrilling keynote on the theme of sustainable technology for good
World Lottery Association.
Marga delivered a tour de force on the pivotal role that business leaders have to play in turning the tide on sustainability.
Simon Boucher, CEO Irish Management Institute
Marga Hoek made our audience think differently and moreover positively about the road ahead and shook them out of their usual mindset, amazing!
GAD World, Global Aviation Conference
We would highly recommend Marga as a keynote speaker for any event. Her extensive knowledge and passion will deliver high value to any audience.
Dani Girolami – Expense Reduction Analysts
It was great huge thanks to Marga for a perfect presentation that set the tone of our conference, for others to build on.
Europlatform Conference, IPAF