Marga Hoek

International Figurehead on Sustainable Business and Capital, Thinkers50 (2019), Blogger for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Author

Marga Hoek, a popular speaker on the international conference circuit, Thinkers 50 and internationally recognised as a seasoned business leader, and author of trailblazing publications such as the award-winning “New Economy Business”. She has also written numerous articles for The Huffington Post, Executive Finance, G7, G20 and Cop23 Climate Change.  She recently authored  the first business book on the Sustainable Development Goals “The Trillion Dollar Shift”, which was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.



Marga 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 received international appreciation for the clear vision on 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 track record as a business leader 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.

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 all talks to the specific audience. Previous clients include Mazars, DSM, Climate-KIC, Asahi and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

  • Technology for Good
  • Impact of Covid on sustainability
  • Board’s responsibility on sustainability
  • Sustainable cities around the world
  • Sustainable business and capital
  • 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)
  • Sustainable / impact investment and finance and all related services
  • Leadership of sustainable transformations and change by government, business and science
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Sustainable innovation and digitalization
  • Macro economic sustainable development
  • Leadership in innovative context


You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Sustainability and Disruption
Sustainable products and brands already outperform non sustainable ones, and this trend will only continue to accelerate as new generations start to make up the majority of markets as well as employees. Business will be disrupted so radical change is a must.

In this masterclass, Marga Hoek takes you through the challenges and many opportunities presented by sustainable business and investment. She shows how to anticipate and identify opportunities relevant to your sector, and draws on powerful real-life examples to demonstrate how to make the most of them.




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