Speaking

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

He 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.

Kevin speaks regularly at national conferences, trade associations, universities and corporate meetings. 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.

Topics
The Latest Developments in ESG & Climate
A Manifesto for the 21st Century CEO
Tourism Skillshop - Sustainable Businesses and The Responsible Traveler
A Sustainable Tomorrow: Exploring Aerospace’s Triumphs, Challenges and Collaborations
TEDx: How To Make Sustainability Stick
How Change is Done Within a Business

Speaking Engagements

COMING SOON: Sustainable Brands 22′

October 17-20

 

State of Washington Tourism

September 23

Tourism Skillshop: Sustainable Businesses and The Responsible Traveler

 

Australian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)

September 15

A Sustainable Tomorrow: Exploring Aerospace’s Triumphs, Challenges, and Collaborations

 

Iron Mountain

May 26

Making Sense of Sustainability: How Organizations Can Assess and Reduce their Environmental Impact

 

Net Impact: University of Oregon Chapter

January 14

How Business Can Change the World Through ESG

Macalester College

November 17

Careers in Sustainability

 

Harvard University

September 19

Current Trends & Best Practices in ESG Reporting

 

Presidio Graduate School

September 9

ESG & Careers in Sustainability

 

Harvard University Course

August – December

ESG Reporting & Best Practices

 

Surfrider Foundation

May 15

Sustainability, Business and Our Choice of Futures

 

Harvard University

May 8

The Financial Markets and Sustainability

 

Presidio Graduate School

March 9

A Fireside Chat with Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of SBC, and Vanessa Forbes, Worldwide Lead of Print Sustainability Communications at HP

 

Pet Sustainability Coalition: Unpacked21

February 23

Talking to the Other Side

 

Presidio Graduate School

February 10

Enacting Positive Change: A Fireside Chat with Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of SBC, and Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG at Iron Mountain

 

Growthbusters Podcast

February 4

Finding Common Ground

 

Expedia Group 

January 21

Intersection of Climate and Social Justice

Pet Sustainability Coalition

December 4

Workshop: Building Common Ground

Presidio Graduate School

November 19

How to Talk to the Other Side with Kevin Wilhelm

Washington Business for Climate Action (WBCA)

November 16

Lunch & Learn: How to Talk to the Other Side

Harvard University

November 2020


Ask Josh Patrick

November 2

How to Communicate when you Hate the Person You’re Talking To

Ignited With Meaning

October 14

How to Talk to the Other Side with Kevin Wilhelm

Bigger Than Us podcast by Nexus PMG

September 2020

Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting

Green Sports Blog

September 2020

Episode 8: Two Interviews for the Price of One

Sustainable Nation Podcast / Sustridge

September 14

How to Talk to the Other Side 

Bipodisan Podcast

August 2020

Finding Political Common Ground Through Sustainability

Politics Done Right Podcast 

August 2020

Bridging the Political Divide Through Sustainability

Green Dreamers Podcast 

July 2020 

Finding Common Ground Through Sustainability 

Inspiring Sustainability 

July 2020

How to Talk to the Other Side in a time of Coronavirus, Recession, and Climate Change 

Green Sports Blog 

July 2020

Sustainability and Sports 

KING 5 TV: New Day Northwest

June 23 

Local Author Discusses How to Talk to the Other Side 

Earth 911: Sustainability in Your Ear 

June 22

Innovator Interview: How to Talk to the Other Side 

Sustainable Futures Podcast 

May 29

Talking to the Other Side 

16 Hours for Sustainability: Momentum Novum

May 16

How to Talk to the Other Side

Sounders FC Earth Day Podcast

April 22 

Winging it With Zac and Brad 

Earth Talks 

April 22

Seattle University, Virtual Event

COTE Earth Day Slam

April 22 

Virtual Event

Earth Day Hero Series 

April 8

Seattle Sounders

 

Cost Savings Through Better Environmental Performance

January 16

Egencia

 

Turning Waste into Money 

March 4

South Sound Manufacturing Industrial Council, Tacoma, WA

Saving the Environment and Saving Money At The Same Time

December 13 

University of Washington

Sustainability in the Sports MBA

Nov 21

San Diego State, San Diego, CA

How to Talk to the Other Side (in 5 Minutes or Less)

Nov 12

Ignite Seattle, Seattle, WA

Transformative Change in Organizations

Oct 29

3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, Washington, DC

Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Business

Oct 18

The Entrepreneurs Podcast, Seattle, WA

Sports, Carbon, and Climate Webinar

Oct 16

Green Sports Alliance, Seattle, WA

Sustainable Business CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Oct 14

Exceeding Expectations Podcast, Seattle, WA

 

Learning to Talk to the Other Side in Turbulent Times

Oct 5

BGI Pinchot Alumni Event, Seattle, WA

Sports, Carbon, and Climate 

Jun 19

Green Sports Alliance Summit, Philadelphia, PA

How to Narrow Your Job Search for Career Success

Jun 14

Social Change Career Podcast, Seattle, WA

 

Seattle University Class Speaker

May 21

Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Business Consultant Leading Companies in Sustainability

May 20

I AM CEO Podcast, Seattle, WA

Helping the Seattle Sounders Become Green

May 17

SEATOWN Podcast, Seattle, WA

 

Sports and Sustainability

Apr 3

GSA Sustainability Summit, Portland, OR

 

How to Talk to the Other Side Using Sustainability

Mar 28

Ignite CSR Seattle, Seattle, WA

 

Kevin Wilhelm at WOHESC 

Mar 14

PCC, Sustain Me, Seattle, WA

Sustainable Business Goes Mainstream

Feb 28

Amiel Handelsman Podcast, Seattle, WA

Mind the Gap: How to Navigate the CSR Career Field

Feb 25

WA Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Seattle, WA

 

Sustainability as Innovation & Transformation Keynote

Nov. 9

Dallas Sustainability Summit, Dallas, TX

 

Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum

Nov. 9

Dallas Sustainability Summit, Dallas, TX

Transformative Change

June 4

B Local Conference, Portland, OR

Teaching Sustainability

May 19

UTRGV, McAllen, TX

Innovation, Profitability and Sustainability

May 11

Pacific Market International Executive Retreat, Suncadia, WA

Smart Business, The Bottom Line and Sustainability

Apr 13

CFO Forum, Bellevue, WA

Sustainability = $

The Business Side of Green Podcast,

Feb 21 

iTunes The Business Side of Green’s

Sustainability is Good for the Bottom Line

Feb 20

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

Sustainability as a Positive Force

Nov 30

PMI – Seattle, WA

Edg3 Fund Judge – Local Community Impact

Nov 16

Kitsap Conference Center

Bringing People Together Through Sustainability 

Nov 7

Licking County Land Trust – Granville, OH

Sustainability as a Value Creation Add

Nov 6

Denison University

Careers in Sustainability

Nov 6

Denison University

Sustainability: How Business Can Save the Environment if Done Right

Nov 6

Denison University

Sports and Sustainability – The Business Case and Fan Engagement

Nov 2

University of Minnesota

Sustainability in a Divided Country – How to Use it as a Positive Force

Aug 21

The Executive Network of Seattle

How to Get a Job in Sustainability (Workshop)

Apr 3

Western Washington University, WA

Hagan Wilhelm Matrix – Change Management for Sustainability

Mar 28

Milgard CSR Conference – Tacoma, WA

Sustainability as Positivity

Mar 8

Cascadia College, WA

Tracs Conference – Integrating Sustainability Across Curriculum

Mar 5-6

Texas

WAHESC – Sustainability in Higher Education

Feb 16-17

Spokane, WA

 

Making a Difference in Sustainability

Nov 17

Seattle Pacific University

Sustainability Jobs

Nov 15

University of Anaheim 

Sustainable Finance 
Nov 3
Macalester College

 

Networking – The Key To Getting Any Job

Oct 24
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

Integrating Sustainability Across Curriculum
Oct 21
University of Washington, Seattle WA

 

CSR Leader Series: How to Overcome Inertia and Regain Momentum on Sustainability
Oct 18
Atlanta, GA

Sustainability Jobs Book Launch
Oct 15
Impact Hub, Seattle, WA

 

Sustainability Panel Discussion
Oct 14
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA

How To Integrate Sustainability Across Your Curriculum
Oct 11
Seattle University, Seattle, WA

 

Sustainability in Finance – The New ROI Frontier
Oct 7
Saturna Capital, Bellingham, WA

 

The What, Why and Importance of Sustainability
Sept 27
EPRI, Charlotte, NC

Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Aug 30,

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

When Corporate Responsibility Hits the Wall

June 6,

Sustainable Brands

San Diego, CA

How Sustainability Can Save Money in a Corporate Environment

May 20,

Podcast, Soundcloud

Earth Day Keynote

Apr 22,

Sustaining and Greening Expedia (SAGE), Expedia

Seattle, WA

Career Workshop

Apr 21,

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

TEDx WWU: The CEO Manifesto for the 21st Century

Apr 16,

TedX Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 

University of Washington Global Sustainability Case Competition Workshop

Apr 12,

University of Washington, Rethink, GC3, Seattle, WA

 

How to turn CSR Naysayers into your Allies

Mar 15,

CSR Business Conference, University of Washington-Tacoma,

Center for Leadereship and Social Responsibility

 

Net Impact Conference Keynote

Feb 27,

Western Washington University Net Impact Conference,

Bellingham WA

 

How to get a Job in Sustainability​

Feb 3,

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,

Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRAC), the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, TX

 

Doing Away with Ssstainability Myths

Jan 28,

Sustaining and Greening Expedia (SAGE), Expedia, Seattle WA

 

Sustainable Finance

Jan 22,

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

Careers in Sustainability Webinar

Dec 4,

Tippie College of Business Sustainability Net Impact

University of Iowa

Keynote and Book Signing

Nov 16,

The Executive Network of Seattle (TENS), Seattle, WA

 

Sustainability Reporting: External Stakeholder

Engagement & Materiality

Sept 29,

EPA Region 10 Office, Seattle

Reporting on What Matters: Internal Stakeholder Engagement

Jul 15,

EPA Region 10, Seattle, WA

 

Data Collection, Metrics and Materiality

Jun 9,

Corporate Purpose Roundtable, Russell Investments

 

How to get a job in Sustainability

May 30,

Purdue University, Net Impact

 

Climate Resiliency and Business Opportunity

May 19,

University of Washington: Climate Resiliency Event

 

Business Modeling and Decision Analysis for Sustainability

May 15-16,

Pinchot University

 

Social Return on Investment 

May 5,

Bard College

 

How to Get a Job in Sustainability 

Apr 30,

Net Impact – Purdue University

 

Social Return on Investment 

Apr 21,

Bard College

 

Stories of Successfully Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum 

Apr 11,

Online presentation, Project Sin Fronteras: Intensive Professinal Development Program

University of Texas-Pan American

 

Sustainability and Leadership: How it’s done

Mar 24,

Webinar Guest Lecture, Macalester College

 

Materiality Assessments

Mar 12,

CSR Conference, UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business

Bell Harbor Int’l Conference Center, Seattle, WA

 

Guest Lecture, ‘Cutting Edge Sustainability Trends’

Mar 10,

Seattle University: Albers School of Economics 

 

Guest Lecture, ‘How to be a Sustainability Consultant’

Mar 5,

Seattle University: Albers School of Economics 

Teaching Sustainability

Feb 25 – 26,

University of Texas–Pan American

 

“Making Sustainability Stick” Q&A Session

Jan 22,

University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business, Sheraton, Seattle, WA

 

Governor Inslee Legislative Agenda Appearance

Dec 17,

REI Flagship

Seattle, WA

 

The Business Case for Sustainable Design

Nov 19,

Callison

Seattle, WA

 

ISSP Conference: Overcoming the Year 4 Problem

Nov 13,

ISSP

Denver, CO

 

Cultural Challenges of Implementing Sustainability

Webinar

Nov 6,

Hult School of International Business

 

The Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

Oct 29,

Citizens Climate Education Corporation

Issaquah, WA

 

CSR and Market Changes around Sustainability Webinar

Oct 23,

Loyola Marymount University

 

GRI Training Session

Oct 20,

Virginia Mason Hospital

Seattle, WA

 

The Business Opportunity of Addressing Climate Change

Oct 8,

University of Washington: Foster School of Business

Seattle, WA

 

The Importance of Culture in Employee Engagement on Sustainability Webinar

Oct 7,

Bard School of Business

 

Sustainability – Mapping Forward Progress

Oct 2,

University of St. Thomas, Center for Ethical Business Cultures and

Land O’Lakes

Arden Hills, MN

 

EnviroThursday

Oct 2,

Macalester College

St Paul, MN

 

BGI: Sustainability as Strategy Seminar

Jul 25-26,

Pinchot U: BGI

Seattle, WA 

 

Sustainable Business Bash with Seattle Greendrinks

Jul 8,

Seattle Yacht Club (Magnolia)

Seattle, WA 

 

The Keys to Implementing Sustainability

May 27,

University of WA Evans School of Management 

Seattle, WA 

 

Seattle GoGreen 2014

Apr 30,

Convention Center

Seattle, WA

 

“Envisioning the Future of Museums” Panel Discussion

Apr 24, 2014,

Seattle Arts Musuem

Seattle, WA

 

TEDx The Evergreen State College

Apr 21,

Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

 

Leadership and Social Responsibility Conference
Mar 7-8,

University of Washington, Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

 

Seattle U Lunch with Leaders Series
Feb 25,

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

 

Seattle U Social Enterprise and Entrepreurship
Feb 18,

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

 

BGI: Operations for Sustainability
Feb 7-8,

Pinchot U: BGI

Seattle, WA

 

Western Washington WA Higher Education
Feb 7,

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

 

The Boss Show

Dec 18,

Seattle, WA

 

Bloom 8: An Evening of Sustainable Innovation

Nov. 14,

Seattle, WA

 

Seattle Chamber Author Series “Making Sustainability Stick”

Nov. 13,

Seattle, WA

 

The Boss Show

Oct. 25,

Seattle, WA

 

UW Environmental Innovation Practicum
Oct 1,
Seattle, WA

 

CSR Leaders Roundtables

Sept 19,

Sustainable Seattle

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

 

Integrated Reporting – Trends and What Businesses Need to Know About

Dec 6,

Washington Clean Technology Alliance, Seattle, WA

Climate Change and Making Money

Nov 27,

University of Washington Foster School of Business, Seattle, WA

 

Employee Engagement – The Key for Successful Sustainability Implementation

Oct 18,

International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Webinar

 

Managerial Accounting – How to account for the Triple Bottom Line,
Oct 4,

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

The Psychology of Sustainability and Decision Making,
Oct 4,

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

The Business Case for Sustainability,

July 9,

University of British Columbia’s Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership, Vancouver BC
 
Employee Engagement: New Tools and Why they are the Key to Successful Implementation

June 21,

Sustainable Seattle and BGI, Seattle, WA

 

Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future
June 26,

Climate Counts Conference, Berkeley, CA

 

Decision Making for Sustainability: Maximizing Opportunity in a Changing Climate
June 4,

Sustainable Brands ’12, San Diego, CA

 

Building the Business Case
Apr 25,

Go Green ’12, Seattle, WA

 

Corporate Environmental Surveys: What CEO’s Should Know
Jan 10 – 11,

Excel CEO Leadership Group, Seattle & Squamish, WA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

City University of Seattle’s Sustainable Business Program- Workshop
July 23,

VMAC (Seattle Seahawks Training Facility), Renton, WA

 

Green Collar Jobs
Nov,

Event with Van Jones and Rep. Congressman Inslee, Seattle, WA

 

Climate Change and the Bottom Line
Nov,

Jacksonville, Florida Chamber of Commerce Seattle, WA

  

Saving Money Through Sustainability
Sept,

X-Bar, Seattle, WA

 

Real Actions to Engage Business
July,

The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

  

Making Money while Saving the Planet
June,

BALLE National Conference Boston, MA

 

The New Green Economy
May,

The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

 

Climate Change and the Built Environment
Apr,

Association of General Contractors, Seattle, WA

 

Business and Climate
Mar,

Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Seattle, WA

 

How to Profit from Climate
Feb,

Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle, WA

 

Why Climate Change Matters to Business
Feb,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

How to make the financial case for Sustainability 
Feb,

Triple Bottom Line Workshop, Seattle, WA

  

Climate Change Teach-in. Can Capitalism Save Us
Jan,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 


Green Collar Jobs

Nov,

Event with Van Jones and Rep. Congressman Inslee, Seattle, WA

 

Climate Change and the Bottom Line
Nov,

Jacksonville, Florida Chamber of Commerce Seattle, WA

  

Saving Money Through Sustainability
Sept,

X-Bar, Seattle, WA

 

Real Actions to Engage Business
July,

The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

  

Making Money while Saving the Planet
June,

BALLE National Conference Boston, MA

 

The New Green Economy
May,

The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

 

Climate Change and the Built Environment
Apr,

Association of General Contractors, Seattle, WA

 

Business and Climate
Mar,

Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Seattle, WA

 

How to Profit from Climate
Feb,

Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle, WA

 

Why Climate Change Matters to Business
Feb,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

How to make the financial case for Sustainability 
Feb,

Triple Bottom Line Workshop, Seattle, WA

  

Climate Change Teach-in. Can Capitalism Save Us
Jan,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

 


The Business of Climate Change

Nov,

Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Portland, OR

 

Improving Climate Performance & Your Bottom Line at the Same Time
Nov,

Net Impact Conference, Nashville, TN

 

Climate Change, Business, and Politics
Nov,

Net Impact Conference, Nashville, TN

 

Educational Institutions & Climate Change
Nov,

St. Paul’s School, Baltimore, MD

 

Climate Change and its impact on WA Business
Oct,

Chamber Leadership Conference, Seattle, WA

 

Return on Sustainability, a New Financial Metric 
Sept,

Discover Brilliant Conference, Seattle, WA

 

From Wall Street to Main Street – When Does Green Pay
Sept,

Discover Brilliant Conference, Seattle, WA

 

Climate Change, Practical Steps Your Business Can Take
Aug,

Outdoor Retailers Association, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Greening Your Business

June,

BALLE National Conference Berkeley, CA

 

Convincing Clients to Get on Board
May,

School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA

 

Carbon Inventories – A How To
Mar,

Seattle Chamber of Commerce & Seattle Climate Partnership, Seattle, WA

Business Case for Sustainability
Feb,

University of Washington Fosters School of Business, Seattle, WA

 

Business Benefits of Green Contracting
Oct,

Association of General Contractors, Seattle, WA

 

Environmental Protection Panelist
Oct,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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