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Marga Hoek

Amsterdam

International thought leader on sustainable business

Award winning author of the bestselling “The Trillion Dollar Shift “ and “New Economy Business”

Member of Thinkers50 2019

Marga Hoek is the international business and thought leader on sustainable business and capital and the shift from the linear economy to a circular economy. She has gained recognition over the years as a successful and innovative business leader in various CEO and executive roles and now is a highly appreciated and frequently asked board advisor, keynote speaker and moderator and Non Executive Director/Chair. Marga Hoek’s trailblazing new way of thinking has been recognized: she has been honored by becoming a THINKERS 50 member in 2019.

Ms. Hoek is an authoritative and inspirational speaker and author of the award-winning bestseller books The Trillion Dollar Shift (gold medal sustainability, Business book awards, 2019) and  New Economy Business (business book of the year, 2015). Her books have gotten international appreciation for the clear vision of a sustainable economy and the new role of business and capital. She published numerous articles in magazines such as The Huffington Post, Executive Finance and is a global voice for G20, G7 Climate Change and Cop23. Hoek is a partner of Chairman Mentors International, a global company that enables CEO’s to benefit from the experience of seasoned Chairman around the world and thus knows about leadership and businesses around the globe.

Her newest book The Trillion Dollar Shift, launched during the World Economic Forum Annual Conference in Davos, is the first and only business book on the Global Goals, addressing how business and capital can make positive use of these goals while strengthening their company and business proposition. Hoek thus is a unique speaker able to take all society’s challenges at hand sketching concrete path to business’ and capital’s success.

Hoek has a strong trackrecord as a businessleader herself. She has been CEO of multiple private and public companies and has been CEO and Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Business Association. She is always connected to business practice via multiple non executive roles for business and capital and regular boardroom sessions.

Hoek is a visionair, but with a close look on reality. She combines sharing her vision with many concrete examples of exciting business cases throughout the world. She can engage and relate with many different audiences, in many different countries. She provides the right mix of information, humor and inspiration. Always well prepared and able to relate her vision to the concrete company or situation at hand.

Keynotes by Marga Hoek are inspirational, impressive and action provoking. She speaks for boards, management teams, company off sites as well as any other business meetings. She adapts extremely well to the specific topic and audience.

Speaking topics:

  • Sustainable business and capital
  • Disruptive sustainability
  • Financial sector 2.0
  • 4th industrial revolution and its accelerating power for a sustainable world
  • Sustainable Development Goals and their impact on the world, countries, business and capital
  • The role of business leaders for society (for CEO’s and Chairman)
  • Business for good
  • Boardroom challenges
  • The future corporate
  • New economy
  • Leadership

The Trillion Dollar Shift

 

Over the past 30 years, the world has seen great social improvements. Technology has been developing at an enormous pace and is helping to solve our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Yet, despite this success, our current model of development is still deeply problematic. Natural disasters triggered by climate change have doubled since the 1980s, violence and armed conflict now cost more than 13 percent of GDP, social inequality and youth unemployment is worsening around the world, and climate change threatens the global population with tremendous environmental as well as social problems. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, this book sets out how business and capital now have a real opportunity to help resolve these problems.

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