Marc Gunther is a lively speaker and talented moderator who appears before business, nonprofit and college audiences. He speaks about sustainability, energy and environment, leadership and values, and how companies can do well by doing good. He is creator and co-chair of Brainstorm Green, FORTUNE’s annual conference on business and the environment.

Marc delivers valuable insights into many of the FORTUNE 500 companies that he covers—how they are becoming more sustainable, and how and why rising expectations of business are driving change. He explains how going “green” can become a source of innovation and a competitive advantage for smart companies. He also talks about the ways we can all make a difference in our roles as employees, investors and consumers.

Speaking Topics

Green is Green: Why GE, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and America’s Smartest Companies are Embracing Sustainability

Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporate America is Changing for the Better

Purpose and Profits: Bring Your Whole Self to Work and Close ‘the Sunday-Monday Gap’


Recent business clients: Autodesk, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, Hewlett Packard, Shell, Croplife America, GreenBiz Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, DuPont, Sodexo, J.P. Morgan Chase, Food Marketing Institute, National Paint and Coatings Assn., American Beverage Association.

Nonprofit clients: Net Impact, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Society of Environmental Journalists, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Business for Social Responsibility,  the Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council, The Conference Board, The National Recycling Coalition.

College appearances: Haas School of Business at Berkeley, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Yale School of Organization and Management, University of Buffalo business and law schools.

Moderator: Marc moderates at FORTUNE conferences including Brainstorm Green 2008-2012, and the Fortune Global Forums in New Delhi in 2007 and Beijing in 2005.

TV Guest: He has been a guest on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS’s Charlie Rose, Wall Street Week and News Hour, and NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Booking & Praise

To book a speaking engagement, please email or call Tom Neilssen at the BrightSightGroup. His email is tom@brightsightgroup.com and his phone number is 609-924-3060 ext. 16.

What people are saying about Marc’s work as a speaker and moderator:

“Marc Gunther is a gifted moderator who has the ability to engage his subjects and the audience in compelling and provocative dialogue.”
—Liz Maw, Executive Director, Net Impact

“Marc’s style is friendly, conversational and non-threatening, but effective in probing and challenging when needed.”
—Fred Mason, Managing Director, Caterpillar Luxembourg

“Marc is a master of the interview. It was a pleasure watching him at Brainstorm Green as he persuaded people to ‘spill the beans’ even as he made them look good.”
—Wilber James, founder, Rockport Capital