Leading International Speakers


Kevin Wilhelm is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers on sustainability and business.

Together with the SBC team, Kevin delivers inspirational keynote addresses, gives customized presentations and runs executive-level workshops that are tailored to the needs and interests of a wide range of audiences. He has shared the stage with many influential thought leaders on sustainability including Van Jones, Peter Senge, Hunter Lovins, Bob Willard and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

To book Kevin or any of the SBC team, use our Contact Page.

For future dates view our Calendar.

Upcoming Events


Sustainability as a Value Creation Add

Join SBC and Denison University as Kevin Wilhelm talks about the value add that sustainability can have to traditional ways of thinking.

06/Nov/2017
Denison University , ,

Bringing People Together Through Sustainability

Renowned speaker, Kevin Wilhelm will be addressing ways that sustainability can be the flue to hold and bring people together during such a divisive time in our country's history. Don't miss this discussion or the chance to ask a world-class sustainability professor how we can join forces and fight for what is right.

07/Nov/2017
Licking County Land Trust , ,

Corporate Responsibility Forum

the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility invites renowned sustainability consultant, CEO and professor, Kevin Wilhelm to speak on responsible business and the importance of sustainability in today's world.

08/Nov/2017
University of Washington Tacoma - Tioga Library 3rd Floor Research Commons , Tacoma, Washington

Past Events


How to Get a Job in Sustainability

Join the SBC team and others from the University of the Puget Sound for a crash course in 'How to Get a Job in Sustainability'. Perfect your elevator speech, update your resume, and learn great new tips for landing the job you've always wanted. Professional photos will also be taken during this workshop, so don't miss out on that snazzy photo for your Linkedin profile.

22/Sep/2017
University of the Puget Sound , ,

Sustainability as a Vehicle to Talk to the 'Other Side' and Drive Business Value

The Executive Network of Seattle invites sustainable business professional Kevin Wilhelm to speak about the latest trends and how sustainability can be the positive force we need during this time of division.

22/Aug/2017
Embassy Suites , Bellevue, Washington

UW Sustainability Career Workshop

Learn how to break in the sustainability industry from some of the most knowledgeable consultants in the field with Ruth Lee and Katie Thompson.

24/May/2017
Husky Union Building 238, Seattle, Washington

Sustainable Brands 2017 Detroit

Growing Sustainability Programs: Getting Unstuck When Progress Stalls and Turning Naysayers into Advocates with Annie Thomas.

22/May/2017
Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan

UW Seattle Resilience Summit — Rethink

Katie Thompson & Annie Thomas at UW Seattle Resilience Summit—Rethink.

19/May/2017
UW Intellectual House, Seattle, Washington

More Past Events


Net Impact Conference Keynote
Feb 27, 2016 Western Washington University Net Impact Conference Bellingham, WA

How to get a Job in Sustainability
Feb 3, 2016 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRAC),
the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, TX

How Sustainability Leads to Innovation and Business Value (and also Saves the Planet)
Feb 2, 2016 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRAC),
the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, TX

Doing Away with Sustainability Myths
Jan 28, 2016 Sustaining and Greening Expedia (SAGE), Expedia, Seattle WA

Sustainable Finance
Jan 22, 2016 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Careers in Sustainability Webinar
Dec 4, 2015 Tippie College of Business Sustainability Net Impact Chapter, University of Iowa

Keynote and Book Signing
Nov 16, 2015 The Executive Network of Seattle (TENS), Seattle, WA

Sustainability Reporting: External Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Sept 29, 2015 EPA Region 10 Office, Seattle WA

Reporting on What Matters: Internal Stakeholder Engagement
Jul 15, 2015 EPA Region 10 Office, Seattle WA

Data Collection, Metrics and Materiality
Jun 9, 2015 Corporate Purpose Roundtable, Russell Investments

How to Get A Job in Sustainability
May 30, 2015 Purdue University, Net Impact

Guest Speaker: A day in the life of a sustainability consultant
May 20, 2015 University of Washington: Global Business and Sustainability Class

Climate Resiliency and Business Opportunity
May 19, 2015 University of Washington: Climate Resiliency Event

Business Modeling and Decision Analysis for Sustainability
May 15-16, 2015 Pinchot University

Social Return on Investment
May 5, 2015 Bard College

Webinar: How to get a job in sustainability
Apr 30, 2015 Net Impact – Purdue University

Social Return on Investment
Apr 21, 2015 Bard College

Stories of Successfully Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum
Apr 11, 2015 University of Texas-Pan American

“Online Student Motivation: How to eliminate Student Anxiety and Boredom”
Apr 8-9, 2015 2015 Campus Technology Forum, California

Communication and Framing around Climate Change
Mar 24, 2015 Seattle Girls School

Sustainability and Leadership: How it’s Done
Mar 24, 2015 Webinar Guest Lecture, Macalester College

Materiality Assessments
Mar 12, 2015 CSR Conference UW-Tacoma: Milgard School of Business

Guest Lecture, “Cutting Edge Sustainability Trends”
Mar 10, 2015 Seattle University: Albers School of Economics

Guest Lecture, “How to be a Sustainability Consultant”
Mar 5, 2015 Seattle University: Albers School of Economics

Teaching Sustainability
Feb 25 – 26, 2015 University of Texas-Pan American

“Making Sustainability Stick” Q&A Session
Jan 22, 2015 University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business, Sheraton, Seattle, WA

The Boss Show
Dec 18; Radio Show, Seattle, WA

Bloom 8: Sustainability Innovation
Nov 14, 2013 Bloom! Seattle, WA

Author Series: Making Sustainability Stick
Nov 13, 2013 Seattle Chamber of Commerce Seattle, WA

CSR Leaders Roundtable
Sept 19, 2013 Sustainable Seattle Seattle, WA

Sustainability Courses
Oct 3, Macalester College St. Paul, MN

Making Sense of Sustainability Standards and Reporting
Oct 2, Bard University Webinar

UW Environmental Innovation Practicum
Oct 1, Seattle, WA

Making Sense of Sustainability Standards and Reporting
Sept 18, NBIS and APICS, Brooks Sports Seattle, WA

Environmental Brigades Fundraising Gala
May 24, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Bellevue Neighborhood Forum on the Environment
May 14, City Hall, Bellevue, WA

Making Sustainability Stick
May 9, International Society for Sustainability Professionals Conference, Chicago, IL

Earth Day Speech
Apr 22, City University, Seattle, WA

How Business Can Effectively Embed Sustainability
Feb 14, Excel CEO Leadership Group, Bremerton, WA

Class/Workshops Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI)
MBA Core Curriculum, Jan – June 2013

ACCT 553S: Triple Bottom Line Accounting for Sustainability
ECON 55S: Economics for Sustainability
MKTG 561S: Marketing for Sustainability
FIN 554S: Finance for Sustainability

California College of the Arts
MBA in Design Strategy Webinar; March 3; “The Keys to Successful Sustainability Implementation”

Return on Sustainability: Making Green Fun (Pecha Kucha) Jan 31; Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA

Return on Sustainability: How Businesses are Making Money by Helping the Planet Apr 18; Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

Overcoming Sustainability Barriers: Strategies for Leading the Change Apr 20; Go Green ’11, Seattle, WA

Academics & Business – Keystones to Success in Sustainability Apr 28; University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, Denver, CO

Sustainability and the Supply Chain
May 11; Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA

Sustainable Business: Getting started, Case Studies and Getting Involved
Aug 30; Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, Mercer Island, WA

Sustainability and Leadership – the 21st Century CEO
Sept 7 at 5:00 pm; “The Boss Show” – 1150 KKNW AM

How to Become a “Green Consultant”
Sept 16; International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), Webinar

Panelist: Business Case for Sustainability
Sept 22; United for A Sustainable America (UFASA), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Business Case for Sustainable Design
Nov 19, 2014 Callison, Seattle, WA

ISSP Conference: Overcoming the Year 4 Problem
Nov 13, 2014 ISSP, Denver, CO

Cultural Challenges of Implementing Sustainability
Nov 6, 2014 Hult School of Business, Webinar

Using the Business Case to Engage Citizens and Corporations on Climate Change Oct 29, 2014 Citizens Climate Initative, Issaquah, WA

CSR and Market Changes Around Sustainability
Oct 23, 2014 Loyola Marymount University, Webinar

GRI Training
Oct 20, 2014 Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle WA

The Business Opportunity of Climate Change
Oct 8, 2014 University of Washington: Foster School of Business Seattle, WA

The Importance of Culture in Employee Engagement on Sustainability
Oct 7, 2014 Bard School of Business Webinar

Enviro Thursday: Macalester College
Oct 2, 2014 St Paul, MN

Sustainability – Mapping Forward Progress
Oct 2, 2014 Arden Hills, MN

BGI – Pinchot: Sustainability as Strategy Seminar
Jul 25-26, 2014 Seattle, WA

Sustainable Business Bash with Seattle Greendrinks
Jul 8, 2014 Seattle, WA

University of Washington Evans School of Management
May 27, 2014 Seattle, WA

Seattle GoGreen Conference 2014 Apr 30, 2014 Seattle, WA

“Envisioning the Future of Museums” Panel Discussion
Apr 24, 2014 Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA

TEDx The Evergreen State College: Living in the Anthropocene
Apr 21, 2014 The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA

Leadership and Social Responsibility Conference
Mar 7-8, 2014 University of Washington-Tacoma Tacoma, WA

Lunch with Leaders Series
Feb 25, 2014 Seattle University Seattle, WA

Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Feb 18, 2014 Seattle University Seattle, WA

Operations for Sustainability
Feb 7-8, 2014 Bainbridge Graduate Institute Seattle, WA

WA Higher Education
Feb 7, 2014 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Washington Clean Technology Alliance: Integrated Reporting – Trends and What Businesses Need to Know About Dec 6, Seattle, WA

UW Foster School of Business: Climate Change and Making Money Nov 27, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Employee Engagement – The Key for Successful Sustainability Implementation Oct 18, ISSP Webinar

Guest Speaker: Managerial Accounting – How to account for the Triple Bottom Line Oct 4, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Guest Speaker: The Psychology of Sustainability and Decision Making Oct 4,  Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

University of British Columbia’s Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership: The Business Case for Sustainability July 9, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada

Employee Engagement: New Tools and Why they are the Key to Successful Implementationhosted by Sustainable Seattle and BGI June 21, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Seattle, WA

Climate Counts Conference: Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future June 26, Berkeley, CA

Sustainable Brands 12: Decision Making for Sustainability: Maximizing Opportunity in a Changing Climate
June 4, San Diego, CA

Go Green 12: “Building the Business Case”
Apr 25, The Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Panelist: Making Sustainability Economically Viable for Washington Lawyers forSustainability
Apr 20, Seattle University Law School, Seattle, WA

WNSF’s Round Table Event with Expert Led Discussions
Feb 16, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, Seattle, WA

Excell CEO Leadership Group: Corporate Environmental Surveys: What CEO’s Should Know
Jan 10 and 11, Seattle, WA and Squamish, WA

2010

Smart and Simple Strategies for Small Business
Jun 15; Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Go Green 10 Seattle
Apr 21; Olive 8 Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Innovations & Careers in the Green Tech Industry
Feb 23; YPIN & Pravda Studios Seattle, WA

 2009

Pacific Mountain Region Industry & Innovation Expo
Nov 6; Little Creek Resort, Shelton, WA

Climate Change: Positioning Your Business
Sept 24; Portland, OR

Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility
Sept 11; World Affairs Council and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Seattle, WA

Action for a Sustainable America
June 10; Seattle, WA

Rising to the Challenge
May 22; BALLE, Denver, CO

Climate Change & Profitability
May 21; University of Denver, Denver, CO

Turning Your Business “Green” for the “Weekday Show”
May 13; KUOW, Seattle, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
May 6; Evergreen State College Synergy Conference 2009, Olympia, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
Mar 27; Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA

Careers in Sustainability Panel
Feb; Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
Feb; Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Class/Workshops City University of Seattle’s Sustainable Business Program
July 23; VMAC (Seattle Seahawks Training Facility), Renton, WA