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Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek

Global Thought Leader Sustainable Business and Capital

Business & Management, Energy, Climate & Environment, Economy & Finance
Expert | Thought leader, Business leader | Entrepeneur
Keynote speaker, Moderator/ Presenter, Debate
The Netherlands


Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, she is that rare combination: a true visionary on sustainable business and capital and a successful, innovative business leader who understands and applies the commercial realities of business. Operating at the highest level with ministers and presidents, Marga is a global voice for G20, G7 Climat Change and if Cop 23; an award winning author and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other prestigious media.

She is a non executive director for various, international companies after a successful CEO, executive career as well an appreciated and sought after boardroom advisor. As the most appreciated speaker on sustainable business and capital and a multiple awarded author, she is considered one of the most influential thought leaders leading the way in the transition towards a sustainable world.

Marga Hoek is the unique in demonstrating in how today’s ICT’s and technological innovations can be a huge force for good and has a strong track record in the financial sector.

  • 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


Keynote speaker
Moderator/ Presenter



Marga Hoek has many new insights to share. Topics that will be popular with clients due to their relevance are:


  1. Sustainable business, business for good How to unlock sustainable business’ growth opportunities and create a positive impact on the world.
  2. ESG investment, finance for good How investment can help create a better world, with equal and even better returns and growth perspectives.
  3. Purpose driven Leadership How companies and leaders can put purpose first, seize upcoming business opportunities while successfully attracting and retaining employees, clients and other stakeholders.
  4. Circle economy How to seize the enormous business opportunities of circle economy, unlocking new markets and creating new business models.
  5. Diversity and inclusion How to create and develop a truly inclusive company and company culture.
  6. Next generations How to attract and retain next generations into the workforce, as clients and investors, building on their, completely different, characteristics.
  7. Technology, Tech for Good How to use fourth industrial revolutions’ technologies is a way that is better for the world and business at the same time.
  8. Moonshot thinking How to create, and implement moonshot thinking, starting with the global challenges and only then connects with companies’ abilities and technologies.
  9. Reinventing strategy How to reinvent and even repurpose strategy, in a way that matches today’s rapid and unexpected changes, the need for sustainable progress and digital disruptions.

Energizing and motivating talks
In an age of disruption and political volatility, Marga Hoek is in high demand as a keynote speaker for her energizing and motivating talks. She is a extremely experienced moderator who has worked with audiences of all sizes, from conference to boardroom.

Author The Trillion Dollar Shift
The Trillion Dollar Shift is the first ever business book on the opportunities the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals open to business and capital. It features over 50 inspiring business case studies, across every sector – from agriculture to energy to ICT and advanced technologies. They explore how businesses – from global giant Unilever to ground-breaking  social enterprises like Grunfos, GSMA and Evaptainers – are tackling challenges, successfully working towards sustainable development goals and strategizing for the future.

The book is the ultimate guide for fellow business leaders who want to lead transformational change in their sector and grow a business that prospers sustainably.