Speaking

Joel has spoken at hundreds of events and is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and company events in North America and around the world. His audiences and venues vary widely — including senior executives, corporate supply chains, customer groups, trade associations, marketing professionals, award ceremonies, and regional economic development bodies — from small roundtable discussions to large and diverse gatherings.

Joel’s keynote speaking topics are tailored for each audience. Sample topics include:

  • The State of Green Business: a frank assessment of key corporate sustainability trends and challenges — the good and the not-so-good — including both macro analysis as well as best practices and case studies.
  • The VERGE Opportunity: how a convergence of technologies is transforming markets and accelerating sustainability solutions in nearly every market.
  • The New Grand Strategy: a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that aligns sustainability with security and prosperity — and its implications for transforming communities and markets.

Joel is also a skilled moderator, called upon by companies and conferences around the world to conduct on-stage or on-camera one-on-one interviews, or to host lively and intelligent panel discussions with executives and thought leaders, for in-person, video, and online events.

He also has served as the emcee of dozens of events, including multi-day conferences, harnessing his talents as an engaging host, a nimble thinker, and a quick wit to ensure events rise above “conference as usual.”

Joel is represented by leading speaker’s bureaus and can also work directly with clients.