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Marga Hoek      

International Thought Leader on Sustainable Business; Award-Winning Author of “The Trillion Dollar Shift" & “New Economy Business”

Marga Hoek is an 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. Hoek’s trailblazing new way of thinking has been recognized: she has been honored by becoming a THINKERS 50 member in 2019.

Hoek is an authoritative and inspirational speaker and author of award-winning, bestselling books including "The Trillion Dollar Shift" and "New Economy Business." Her books have received international acclaim 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 2018 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 who takes into account all the challenges at hand when planning a concrete path to business success.

Speech Topics


  • Sustainable business and capital
  • Disruptive sustainability
  • 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
  • Purpose-Driven Leadership
  • Technology For Good


Five Ways That Leaders Can Nurture The Female Chief Executives ...

Marga Hoek, a global thought-leader on sustainable business and the author of The Trillion Dollar Shift, believes that sharing the data on gender diversity will ...

Why sustainable brands will thrive over the next decade

Consumers now want to buy from brands with heart, values, and authenticity. They want the brands they buy from to be a force for good, says Marga Hoek, a global thought-leader on sustainable business.

Author Marga Hoek: recycling not only helps the planet, but business too

From carpets that clean the air to bricks made out of recycled materials: how a circular economy can transform buildings

The Economics of Food Waste

Leadership thinker Marga Hoek explores the potential social and economic impacts of ending food waste

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