Top Sustainability Speakers
Our GREENandSAVE Team is pleased to share information with our members and readers about sustainability speakers and thought leaders that are making a positive impact:
Roger Ballentine is a renowned energy and sustainability strategist, who is currently working as the Founding President of Green Strategies Inc. Providing management consultation to corporate clients, Roger expertly advises companies on sustainability strategies, clean energy procurement strategies, decarbonization and the integration of energy and environmental policies into business strategies.
Liz Bonnin has dedicated her career to wildlife conservation. The biochemist and biologist has presented on BAFTA award-winning shows, like Big Blue Live and Galapagos. Using her knowledge, Liz opens her audience’s eyes to the climate disaster happening right now. She has appeared at numerous events, hosting the likes of ET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards and the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. Recently, she interviewed Sir David Attenborough at the University of Cambridge, to highlight the need for more sustainable methods of living.
Better known as Google’s Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt has worked with both businesses and government to promote circular principles. She is passionate about a circular economy, the idea that resources can be repurposed to lessen the strain on our environment. From AI to recycling, Kate is at the forefront of business sustainability. As a speaker, she can offer and insight into circular economies, providing advice on how businesses can reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose. Kate boasts years of experience, making her a truly influential thought leader.
Linda Cruse is an esteemed humanitarian, who has dedicated her life to supporting victims of environmental disasters. Her presentations are famed for her storytelling, as she takes audiences on a journey through global catastrophes caused by climate change. Linda has worked with some of the most influential charities in the world. She has witnessed the damage a climate disaster can cause; from the refugees left behind to the long term economic damage. This keynote speaker can inspire environmental change by learning from previous events.
Josephine Fairley is a woman of many talents. She is not just a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, but a member of the Women’s Environmental Network, a group of feminist environmentalists specializing in sustainability leadership. For over a decade, she has worked with “the green movement” to provide local food growing opportunities and create more accessible eco-friendly menstrual products.
Pen Hadow has one message; business owners need to be environmentally sustainable. With so many environmental researchers discovering more sustainable methods, Pen wants businesses to embrace these opportunities and change the course of climate change. As a speaker, he explores these methods. This world-renowned explorer has spearheaded research into our ecosystem, specializing in water pollution and wildlife conservation. His speeches are highly insightful, a true glimpse into the environmental damage we may not see from the warmth of our homes. For business owners, Pen’s advice is invaluable.
Former Sustainability Director of the Eden project, Chris Hines, is an authoritative voice on climate change. Opened in 2001, the biggest greenhouse in the world attracts thousands of tourists each year, reconnecting humans with the natural world. As a speaker, Chris can offer an insight into his business’ environmental methods. Chris doesn’t sugarcoat the situation. His speeches are a warning of the mass flooding, starvation and dehydration guaranteed if we do not face up to climate change. He calls on everyone to embrace the planet and take the necessary steps to protect it.
Lord David Howell, the Baron of Guildford, is a Conservative politician and former Secretary of Energy Sustainability. David invests in the youth and believes that they are key to the recovery of hydrocarbons. While in Government, David faced the responsibility of reducing our carbon footprint. From his position within parliament, he took a stand against climate change. His presentations are realistic and factual, inspiring people to embrace sustainability head-on.
Richard Reed believes that when business owners are ethically responsible they don’t just protect the environment, but inspire trust in their consumers. Along with two friends, Richard founded Innocent Drinks, a smoothie company that prioritizes ethics over profits. From picking the fruit to packaging the product, Richard’s legacy is built on sustainability. The company is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, an achievement that Richard discusses at length as a sustainability speaker. Richard is at the forefront of the eco-friendly business revolution.
As the CEO of Hubbub UK, Trewin Restorick is redefining sustainability one environmental message at a time. His presentations bring together businesses and consumers to improve how each industries’ sustainability. Trewin discusses the link between environmental and economic issues. By shining a light on the small changes we can make, he has inspired audiences to take responsibility for our environment. From Global Action Plan to PaperRound, Trewin’s reach is infinite.
The final sustainability speaker on this list is one who we have profiled in a previous article:
Charlie Szoradi is a sustainability speaker and professional with 30 years of experience and over 10 years of public speaking across a diverse range of engagements. He is the author of LEARN from LOOKING How Observation Inspires Innovation. Over the course of his career Mr. Szoradi has founded GREENandSAVE, Independence LED Lighting the Energy Intelligence Center, and Purge Virus now part of Clean Solution Technologies. Mr. Szoradi focuses on high performance architecture, sustainable living, and next-generation agriculture. Since 2021, Charlie has been serving as the President of The Agrarian Group. In the early 1990s he wrote his Masters of Architecture thesis on Energy Intelligence – “Eco-Humanism.” Mr. Szoradi is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and he earned his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania.
Speech topics with descriptions:
- Trends to watch across Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) related investing
- Cost-Effective Sustainability – Insights from Overseas, Energy Saving LED Lighting, Air Conditioning Optimization, Hydrothermal Carbonization, U.S. Cleantech Job Creation
- Sustainable Triple Bottom Line – Impacting People + Planet + Profit
- The Business Case for LED Lighting – Next-Generation Technology
- Future Food – The Path to a Healthy and Sustainable Future
- Future Home – Cost Effective Solutions and Green Job Creation
- Travel with Open Eyes – Insights from Japan and Eastern Europe to Islands and countries around the world.
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