Thomas Kolster is a marketing activist on a mission to make business put people and planet first. As a seasoned branding and sustainability professional of more than 18 years’ standing, he’s advised Fortune 500 companies, small start-ups, governments, agencies and non-profits. He’s the founder of the global Goodvertising movement that’s inspired a shift for the better in advertising. He’s also the author of two books: Goodvertising (Thames & Hudson, 2012) and The Hero Trap (Routledge, 2020)
He’s an internationally recognised keynote speaker who’s appeared in more than 70 countries at events like TEDx, SXSW, D&AD and Sustainable Brands. He is a columnist for the Guardian, Adweek, The Drum and several other publications, as well as a regular judge at international award shows such as Cannes Lions and D&AD. As a passionate entrepreneur and change agent, he’s launched several impact platforms like Cph:Change and Wheregoodgrows. Thomas’s belief is simple: change begins with you!