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Marga  Hoek

Marga Hoek

International Business & Thought Leader on Sustainable Business


Marga Hoek is the international business and thought leader on sustainable business and capital and the shift from the linear economy to a circle 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, key note speaker and moderator and Non Executive Director/Chair. Marga Hoek’s trailblazing new way of thinking has been recognized: she has been honored by becoming a THINKERS 50 member in 2019. Read More >

Ms. 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 gotten 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 noon executive roles for business and capital and regular boardroom sessions.

Hoek is a visionary, but with a close look on reality. She combines sharing her vision with many concrete examples of exciting business cases throughout the world. She can engage and relate with many different audiences, in many different countries. She provides the right mix of information, humor and inspiration. Always well prepared and able to relate her vision to the concrete company or situation at hand.

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 extremely well to the specific topic and audience. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The SDGS, a compass for everyone, anywhere | Marga Hoek | TEDxAlkmaar

Navigating Uncertain Times, with Marga Hoek, Huffpost collaborator and Thinkers50 member.

The value of sustainable business | Marga Hoek | DLC Talks

New Business Economy: Interview with Marga Hoek

Speech Topics

Sustainable Business, Business For Good

How to unlock sustainable business’ growth opportunities and create a positive impact on the world.

ESG investment, Finance For Good

How investment can help create a better world, with equal and even better returns and growth perspectives.

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.

Circle Economy

How to seize the enormous business opportunities of circle economy, unlocking new markets and creating new business models.

Diversity & Inclusion - DEI

How to create and develop a truly inclusive company and company culture.

Next Generations

How to attract and retain next generations into the workforce, as clients and investors, building on their, completely different, characteristics.

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.

Moonshot Thinking

How to create, and implement moonshot thinking, that starts with the global challenges and only then connects with companies’ abilities and technologies.

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.