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Marga Hoek

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01. About Marga

Global Speaker and Author of bestsellers and Global Best Management Book of the Year ‘The Trillion Dollar Shift’

Progressive thought leader and successful CEO: Marga leads the way to sustainable and profitable business

A new economy in which companies derive their reason for existence from their purpose and the ways in which they effectively contribute to a sustainable future.

Marga is former CEO of successful, circular companies in the construction and real estate sector, Founder & CEO of ‘De Groene Zaak’ and Founder & Chairman of ‘Het Groene Brein’. In addition to her current roles as Board member and Chairman at international companies, as a speaker she is the undisputed authority on sustainable business, the new economy and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Marga talks about profitable and innovative ways to make sustainable business the norm. How ICT, technology and innovation can help and how leadership is at the root of this. She does this with scientific evidence and inspiring examples from the practice of companies around the world.

For over ten years she has inspired entrepreneurs, board members, executives and political leaders around the world with her lectures. She does not shy away from confronting the audience with reality, but also offers tools to find and use the opportunities. After all, sustainable business is now also more financially promising and profitable. She explains how business for good is actually good business and why investing in good business is valuable.

Looking for a speaker who not only inspires your audience, but actually motivates them into action and shows them concrete solutions and opportunities? Look no further.

Progressive thought leader and successful CEO: Marga leads the way to sustainable and profitable business A new economy in which companies derive their reason for existence from their purpose and the ways in which they effectively contribute to a sustainable future. Marga is former CEO of successful, circular companies in the construction and real estate sector, Founder & CEO of ‘De Groene Zaak’ and Founder & View more…

02. Purpose

Making sustainable business the norm rather than the exception.

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“Business for good is good business.”

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Marga’s drive to have maximum impact to make business more sustainable is the common thread in all her roles. Initially as a CEO, then as the leader of networks ‘De Groene Zaak’ and ‘Het Groene Brein’, now as an international writer, speaker and Board Member. She is deeply convinced that entrepreneurs can and should help solve world problems. They can, because it offers a range of business opportunities, according to Marga. Therefore, there is no reason not to do it, so she wants to help companies see how they can do it. Ultimately, her wish is for sustainable business to become the norm, rather than the exception.

Purpose is therefore her keyword and she helps companies find that purpose, make it concrete and lead the company from that insight. This means that companies actually focus on world challenges and then consider how their business can contribute to them, while maintaining or even increasing profitability and growth. In doing so, she likes to use the Sustainable Development Goals, which also form the core of her gold-winning new book ‘The Trillion Dollar Shift’.

Business has enormous power and impact; 69 of the top 100 largest economies, in terms of revenue, are businesses, not countries. Marga shows how companies can apply that power and impact For Good. She speaks for all business sectors, including the financial sector. Capital drives the world, Marga says, so if we allocate capital in the right way, we can move the world forward much faster where the profitability of investing is not at all in the behavior, on the contrary.

With the experience she has and the knowledge of global developments that she still gathers daily, Marga shows the world that business for good is actually good business. Because Marga understands as no other: solutions that are not profitable are not real solutions.

She brought her knowledge together in her bestseller ‘A Trillion Dollar Shift’ and speaks worldwide about how sustainable investment is developing worldwide, how the profitability of it was, is and will be and why companies have to get started. She does not do this with buzz-words, but with the help of scientifically founded trends and tangible examples from practice and from years of personal experience.

As a speaker, Marga knows how to surprise: she anticipates reality and conveys her story in an inimitable way. So that people don’t start tomorrow but today.

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03. USPs

Why should you collaborate with Marga Hoek for your upcoming event? 

1. Actual business experience as CEO and Board Member/Chairman of multiple businesses

By experiencing the possibilities in the field of technology, sustainability and circularity as a CEO in the world of entrepreneurs, and through her roles as board member at various multinationals, she can speak from practical experience as a business leader.

2. Very high level of relevant knowledge, from a global perspective

She combines her past experiences in the business with the most current knowledge of the present and future projections. That far-reaching expertise in the areas of the Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment, sustainable business and leadership is kept relevant by doing non-stop research. This allows her to speak as an expert by experience, combined with a scientific foundation. This creates lectures that not only inspire by rhetoric, but also lead to intrinsic motivation, because the possibilities are outlined using current information. And this does not go unnoticed and even brought Marga on the radar of the Thinkers50.

3. Always lots of real life cases, tailor-made for your sector

The keynotes Marga uses in her lectures are always presented as an experience through true storytelling based on real cases. She makes sure that she always has access to the most recent data. In her lectures she therefore always refers to real-life business cases and sector-specific trends and developments, which perfectly capture the imagination of the audience. In this way, she reinforces the vision that seeps through her lectures and developments are always held up to the light with the help of real life cases.

  • 1. Actual business experience as CEO and Board Member/Chairman of multiple businesses

  • 2. Very high level of relevant knowledge, from a global perspective

  • 3. Always lots of real life cases, tailor-made for your sector

04. For Good Interview

Five questions for:
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For Good: what does it mean to you?

“Always thinking about what needs to be done to make the business world more sustainable. And what the role of business itself is in this, but also how governments and science can contribute. It is a collaboration of various entities that must take the ultimate step towards Business for Good. Then business for good will eventually become good business.”

Walk the Talk: how are you of value?

“I used my experience and expertise in the field of sustainable and circular entrepreneurship to establish ‘De Groene Zaak’ and ‘Het Groene Brein’, with the goal of making the world a lot greener every day. I also wrote two books that inspire people to take these steps. Currently, I’m working on a third book and I’m speaking all over the world to inspire and convince people when it comes to sustainable business and how you can make technology work for you in this area.”

What makes you typically Marga?

“A sublime combination of doing good and doing well, i.e. contributing to a better world with a stronger business case and better future perspectives for the world, people and company! Also a ‘can do’ mentality is typically Marga, thinking bigger and Marga will always, ahead of reality, show dozens of real life cases from all over the world that illustrate ‘can do’.”

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05. Keynotes

What should the world of tomorrow look like and how do we ensure it?

 

In her lectures, Marga provides insight into how the world of tomorrow should be shaped. Changing businesses in a positive way and being profitable with it – ‘business for good is good business’ – runs like a thread through her lectures.

1. Business for Good

How to unlock sustainable business’ growth opportunities and create a positive impact on the world. With real life business cases from all over the world.

2. Business and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

How can businesses help achieve these Global Goals and be profitable at the same time? With overviews of the specific challenges of every continent around the world and their potential business solutions.

3. Beating climate change by business and capital

How can businesses and investments successfully help solving world’s most pressing challenge of climate change? With key findings on challenges and impact and the latest technological and business innovations.

4. Purpose driven leadership

How can companies and leaders put purpose first and seize upcoming business opportunities? Putting purpose to work is a great yet huge challenge, this keynote explains how this can be done.

5. Tech for Good

How can technology leverage sustainable business growth opportunities and transform our world at a higher pace, with much bigger impact? With eight technology groups explained and many real life technology cases.

6. Finance for Good: ESG Investing

How can investments steer the world towards a better place for us all, with equal or even better financial returns?

7. Next generations shaping new sustainable markets

How can we leverage the opportunities of Millennials and Gen Z voting with their wallets and demanding purpose over profit?

  • 1. Business for Good

  • 2. Business and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • 3. Beating climate change by business and capital

  • 4. Purpose driven leadership

  • 5. Tech for Good

  • 6. Finance for Good: ESG Investing

  • 7. Next generations shaping new sustainable markets

06. Media
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07. Clients

A selection of companies that Marga already had impactful collaborations with….

  • Google’s mission is to organize all the world’s information and make it universally accessible and usable by anything and everybody. For Speakers for Good, this is an invaluable resource to help us by creating the vital ideas and solutions for the world of tomorrow.

    Google
  • Apetito.
    Apetito
    Apetito
  • Asahi
    Asahi
  • Association of MBAs.
    Association of MBAs
    Association of MBAs
  • Strategy Talk CFO
    Strategy Talk CFO
  • DSM is a global purpose-driven company, specializing in nutrition, health and sustainable living based on science. Together with DSM, Speakers for Good is working to make life better for everyone.

    DSM
  • Fira Barcelona
    Fira Barcelona
  • Headspring.
    Headspring
    Headspring
  • ICIS
    ICIS
  • INSEAD.
    INSEAD
    Insead
  • Irish Management Institute
    IMI
  • Knauf Insulation.
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation
  • Unilever
    Unilever
  • TEDx.
    TEDx
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  • KPN
    KPN
  • LG.
    LG
    LG
  • Mastercard
    Mastercard
  • YPO.
    YPO
    YPO
  • World Lottery Association
    WLA
  • Standard Bank.
    Standard Bank
    Standard Bank
  • Simple Scaling
    simple scaling
  • Sabanci Holding.
    Sabanci Holding
    Sabanci
  • Redevco
    Redevco
  • PWC provides professional services that contribute to solving the world’s great challenges. Like Speakers for Good, PWC is a purpose-driven organization working every day to create a better world. This makes us partners and friends for life.

    PWC
  • Mazars
    Mazars

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