Marga Hoek is the international thought leader in the field of sustainable business and capital and the transition from the linear economy to the circular economy.

She has gained recognition over the years as a successful and innovative business leader in various CEO and executive positions and is now a highly valued and frequently sought-after board advisor, keynote speaker and facilitator, and non-executive director/chair.

Marga Hoek’s pioneering new way of thinking has been recognised: She was honoured with inclusion in the THINKERS 50 list.

Marga Hoek is an authoritative and inspirational speaker and author of the award-winning bestsellers The Trillion Dollar Shift (Gold Medal for Sustainability, Business Book Awards, 2019) and New Economy Business (Business Book of the Year, 2015). Her books have received international acclaim for their clear vision of a sustainable economy and the new role of business and capital. She has published numerous articles in magazines such as The Huffington Post and Executive Finance and is a global voice for G20, G7 Climate Change and Cop 23. Hoek is a partner in Chairman Mentors International, a global company that enables CEOs to benefit from the experiences of experienced chairmen around the world, and is therefore knowledgeable about leadership and business around the globe.

Marga Hoek Lecture topics

  • Tech for Good: Imagine solving the World’s greatest Challenges
  • The Trillion Dollar Shift: The Business Case for Sustainability
  • The fourth industrial revolution and its accelerating power for a sustainable world
  • Sustainable Development Goals and their impact on the world, countries, economies and capital
  • The role of business leaders for society (for CEOs and board chairs)
  • Sustainable/impact investment and finance and all related services
  • Leading sustainable transformation and change through government, business and academia
  • Sustainable innovation and digitalisation

Her book “The Trillion Dollar Shift”, launched during the WEF World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, is the first and only business book on the Global Goals about how companies and capital can use these goals positively while strengthening their businesses and business prospects. Hoek is thus a unique speaker who addresses all the societal challenges and provides concrete ways for companies and capital to succeed.

Marga Hoek has a strong track record as a business leader herself. She has been CEO of several private and public companies as well as CEO and Chair of the Dutch Sustainable Business Association. She is always connected to corporate practice, having been a corporate and capital executive several times a day and regularly attending board meetings.

  • Global Voice for G20, G7 Climate Change & Cop 23.
  • Ranked by Thinkers 50 as one of the Top 30 New Management Thinkers in the World
  • Founder of Dutch Sustainable Business
  • Former CEO of Thunnissen, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer & Dutch Sustainable Business.
  • 2019 Gold Award for the best international business book on sustainability

Hoek is a visionary, but with a keen eye for reality. She combines sharing her vision with many concrete examples of exciting business cases around the world. She is able to adapt to and relate to many different audiences in many different countries. She provides the right mix of information, humour and inspiration. She is always well prepared and able to relate her visions to the specific company or situation.

Marga Hoek’s keynotes are inspiring, impressive and call to action. She speaks for boards, management teams, company outings and other business meetings. She adapts very well to the particular topic and audience.