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Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek

Global Thought Leader Sustainable Business and Capital

Management & Leadership, Energy, Climate & Environment, Economy & Finance
Expert | Thought leader, Business leader | Entrepeneur
Keynote speaker, Moderator/ Presenter, Debate
Languages spoken
English Dutch German French
Travels from
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:

The business of mental health: new keynote
Mental health and wellbeing is at the top of business agendas, as mental health is a key part of sustainability and vice versa! I am fascinated with how we can inspire companies and their employees on how to improve mental health and how to do this in an innovative and effective way.  Over the last moths I I have had a team perform extensive research, and we have amazing new insides and many innovative cases around the world to offer.

Purpose in Business
Purpose and purpose driven leadership is more important than ever. But what does it truly mean, how to identify, how to successfully apply and how do frontrunner companies put purpose to work around the world? Brand new research, 50 new cases and a compelling new keynote on purpose for a variety of events and audiences, like client events, HR events and other. Insightful, triggering, and amazing new keynote.

Book Tech for Good
My new book, Imagine, Tech for Good solving world’s greatest challenges, got great coverage around the world in Forbes, Fortune, FT and was already in the top 10 books used at Harvard. More importantly, the book inspired to a series of innovative keynotes on how technology can enhance business and sustainability opportunities. With AI at the top of the business agenda, my keynote ‘How to apply AI for business and global good’, is one of the popular requests. Many real-life cases, opportunity for the book to be a tailor-made giveaway at events.

Finance for Good
In 2023 I performed many keynotes for financial institutions. Appreciated is that with a strong business and finance background, my keynotes demonstrate the business case of ESG investing, provide many inspiring innovative cases from around the world and leave the audience with a clear message, direction, and concrete suggestions how to move forward. Look forward to speak on finance and banking for good!

Other new keynotes
Business for good – Next generations expectations from employers – The city of the future , sustainable and tech– Tomorrow’s leadership requirements, now, Tech for Good. 

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.