AL GORE: Vice President  of the United States (1993-2001); Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Nobel Laureate
"VP Gore’s appearance was excellent, his speech was very innovative and the way of giving this lecture, motivating and extraordinary. Our clients were very satisfied from the event and VP Gore’s point of view and inputs were very informative and gave a new dimension to our investors, for a sustainable future."
-Marfin Egnatia Bank
"What a thrill and an honor to have you address the young leaders attending this unique program! Thank you for lending your insights and for issuing such a powerful call to action... It was an honor to have you and we know our students have been deeply enriched and their lives forever influenced."

- Congressional Youth Leadership Council
- Latest groundbreaking climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival and will be in theaters on July 28
- Was heralded as one of the most inspiring speakers at Advertising Week Europe
- Made headlines for hosting the Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta and for heading the 34th Climate Reality Leadership Corps 
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BAN KI MOON: Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
"...[T]hank you, Mr. Secretary General, for your outstanding leadership of this institution and the example of your life. You've traveled a remarkable journey. Born in a village in South Korea, rising to the highest levels of global leadership. And it is a testimony to your courage and your optimism, your imagination, and your will. We see your legacy in the new Sustainable Development Goals, your courageous defense of human rights, a reinvigorated peacekeeping structure, and the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change... The world is better for [you]."
- Recently joined Harvard's Kennedy School as a Global Public Leaders Fellow 
- Named one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy for his success in galvanizing support for the Paris Agreement on climate change and pressing for it to become law in less than one year 
- Awarded France's Legion of Honor for his contributions to tackling climate change 
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JANE GOODALL: World-Renowned Conservationist; Founder, Jane Goodall Institute; United Nations Messenger of Peace 

"One word - phenomenal. We sold out of tickets (3000) almost two weeks in advance of Dr. Goodall's lecture. Our phones didn't stop ringing for weeks. Her lecture and book signing were amazing and truly inspirational. ... In all sincerity, I would work with you, your staff, and your agency again in a heartbeat."

-Oakland University


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: Governor of California (2003-2011); Climate Change Activist 

"Arnold was amazing! A dream to work with. Extremely professional all the way. I can’t say enough how pleased and impressed everybody involved with him is. The speech was powerful, energetic, empowering and inspirational. We give him full score..!"

- The Zero Emission Conference

FELIPE CALDERON: President of Mexico (2006-2012); Chair, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

"President Calderon did a fantastic job presenting at our Seminar. He was exceptionally open and honest—participants loved him.

- Accenture

CAROL BROWNER: Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009-2011); Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2001)

"We appreciated the incisive facts and details in your comments as well as your good humor and personal anecdotes that enlivened the discussion ...We have received glowing comments from the public that this was among the very best of our lectures."

- The Panetta Institute for Public Policy 

EDWARD NORTON: Award-Winning Actor; Environmental Activist 

"The fantasy that started to grow in my head was that there was a better way to fundraise. There had to be a way to find a radically cost-efficient way to leverage macro-philanthropy with grassroots, peer-to-peer, crowd-funding strategies that raise a lot of money, do it very efficiently and have the added benefit of pulling a lot of young people in, keeping them engaged and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists."
- Edward Norton
APRIL RINNE: Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Expert on How Cities and Businesses Can Develop Sustainable Economies

"Thanks so much to April for helping us kick off what most attendees are saying was the most engaging Sustainable Brands Conference yet. We heard again this year a deep appreciation from attendees for bringing a higher level of thinking to the table... I'm confident your presentation had a real impact in upping the level of dialogue that took place throughout the week..."

-Sustainable Brands & Sustainable Life Media


On the front lines of global environmental action, these HWA Speakers are renowned for their activism and incredible in-depth knowledge.  Whether addressing issues of conservation, green business, alternative energy or climate change, these passionate, informative speakers are heralded for their dynamic presentations and ability to bring the cause to lifebalancing their message with both hard-hitting facts and a sense of optimism.