Top ESG Keynote Speaker

ESG Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC and The Wall Street Journal, and his clients include many of the Fortune 500.

Top ESG Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an insightful and motivating speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is famous for his expertise in ESG, innovation, leadership and collaboration. During the past 20 years, he has been traveling around the world and speaking in more than 35 countries. He delivered highly insightful and entertaining keynote speeches to individuals and companies from various industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, banking, engineering, automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, professional services, and family business.

With audiences from the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Taylor sheds new light on the topic of ESG, as well as on how to accelerate innovation, adapt to change, and increase productivity. His extensive client list includes many of the Global Fortune 500, such as Sony, Apple, Mercedes Benz, McDonald’s, Chubb, IBM, Honeywell, Cisco, Accenture, Roche, GSK, EY, Intuit, Bell, UPS, Tata, Visa, Dell, as well as some national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about ESG for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

ESG is an acronym standing for Environmental, Social, and Governance. This topic is getting major attention among corporations and their investors nowadays. With growing concerns and demands for climate action among consumers, adopting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards is more important than ever for businesses of all sizes to thrive in an uncertain future. Clearly understanding the importance of ESG and acting immediately towards reaching good ESG standards are ways of safeguarding businesses from future risks. But how could these standards be reached? The environmental part (E) attempts to mitigate the impact of resource consumption on our environment, such as the negative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and waste discharge on climate and various ecosystems. The social (S) targets the interaction between businesses and various communities, aiming to foster internal labor, diversity, and inclusion policies. Finally, governance (G) looks at internal practices and policies, leading to effective decision-making and legal compliance.

The benefits of having an ESG-oriented business are many. Some of the most important ones include: attracting investors (who seek to invest more in companies with high ESG standards), entering new markets or expanding existing operations (governments facilitate access to companies with strong ESG programs), cost reductions (going green and adopting sustainable resources highly reduces costs), and attracting new talents (younger generations prefer to work for companies with strong commitments towards society and the environment).


Besides booking James Taylor as your ESG keynote speaker here are some of the best-selled books on ESG:

Chief Sustainability Officers At Work: How CSOs Build Successful Sustainability and ESG Strategies
by Chrissa Pagitsas

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Laws, Regulations and Practices in the Digital Era
by Peter Yeoh

ESG Matters: How to Save the Planet, Empower People, and Outperform the Competition
by Dr. Debra L. Brown and David A.H. Brown

ESG Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
by Brendan Bradley

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing: A Balanced Analysis of the Theory and Practice of a Sustainable Portfolio
by John Hill

Outlast : How ESG Can Benefit Your Business
by Mukund Rajan and Col. Rajeev Kumar


Here is a selection of other ESG related conferences and events that book ESG keynote speakers:

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CUBE ESG Conference, Virtual

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Global Environmental, Social and Governance Conference, Virtual

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ESG & Climate Risk Summit Europe 2022, London UK and Virtual

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Sustainability Summit – Embedding Sustainability in Corporate DNA

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2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance, Toronto, Canada


There are a number of highly rated podcast shows that cover all things ESG.

ESG Insider: A podcast from S&P Global

ESG now

The ESG Experience

Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast

The ESG Agenda

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“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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