Regularly speaking in front of corporate executives, government officials, students, and others looking to be inspired to act, Rich’s has developed a series of flexible formats to cater to the needs of the group or individual he is speaking in front of.


In delivering the most effective presentation or keynote speech, my goal is to deliver a message that is tangible and actionable to audiences by providing an interactive and engaging session that is current, lively, and loaded with tools. The presentations are grounded in my experiences building organizations, managing teams, developing cross sector solutions, and years of study.

With a wide breadth of experience, I am able to customize my keynote or presentation to suit the audience’s needs, with the general categories being:

  • Doing Business in China
  • CSR and Sustainability in China
  • Entrepreneurship in China

Previous Engagements:

Oct 2011 Product Stewardship, Solvay’s Global Public Affairs Network Conference 2011
Sep 2011 China’s Green Markets, Eco Lifestyles 2011 Forum
Sep 2011 How to Build a Sustainable Business in China, Shanghai British Chamber of Commerce
Aug 2011 Sustainability in China, Oliver Wyman (Marsh & McLennan Companies)
Jul 2011 The Power of One, Global Young Leaders Conference
May 2011 Sustainability, China, and the Corporate Response, Brunswick Group
May 2011 Supporting Social Entrepreneurs in China, YPO Regional Conference
Apr 2011 Social Entrepreneurs and Sustainability in China, Shanghai University
Mar 2011 The Life of a Socially Minded Entrepreneur, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Career Day
Mar 2011 Probono Legal Services Roundtable, Thompson Reuters Foundation
Jan 2011 Getting HandsOn, International Volunteer Conference


Richard has hosted many of our visits, leading discussions with our participants who are often global CEOs and Board of Directors. Without exception, the feedback has been most positive. Conversations with Richard are always engaging, thought-provoking, with a touch of dry humor. His information is relevant, current, and well researched. Since participants of our program are not only senior but also from diverse background, their questions could come from all directions. Richard is comfortable working with the question itself as well as the embedded meaning or assumptions.

I have no reservation to support Richard as a speaker to senior, global leaders.
– Kenzie L. Kwong, Partner & China Country Head
Leaders’ Quest

We invited Richard to speak to employees at our corporate office in New York about CSR & Sustainability in China. We had a great turn-out, and the presentation exceeded my expectations. Richard did an excellent job of giving us an overview of the wide variety of challenges facing China today. The discussion that followed with audience members from New York as well as some who were visiting from our China offices was excellent, since Richard was able to speak to virtually every topic that came up. His breadth of knowledge is impressive.
– Lauren Wylie, Global Sustainability Manager
Oliver Wyman Group (Marsh & McLennan Companies)

Rich Brubaker is a positive role model, an engaging speaker, a genuine motivator. In July, 2011, Rich served as the closing keynote speaker to our international audience of students of the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). His presentation was the perfect closure to GYLC’s 10-day conference experience in China. Touching on topics of leadership, sustainability and responsibility, Rich had a candid and thoughtful conversation with GYLC as he shared his experiences, his successes and his challenges at different stages of his life. His canny ability to talk with the students, rather than to the students, was immediately evident as dozens and dozens of students stood to pose questions, ask for advice and provide additional comments. Rich is personable, experienced, approachable, knowledgeable. GYLC could not have had a better speaker to address its students.

– Matt Castrina
Program Director, Global Young Leaders Conference – China

Richard Brubaker knows how to tell a story. With an inspiring and informative speech, Richard was able to effectively bring clarity to the field of social entrepreneurship and the role he and many other passionate creatives play in this dynamic field. As a modern social entrepreneur himself, Richard was able to connect to an international audience and provide sound advice and direction to students ready and willing to challenge the status quo and tackle today’s most pressing problems.
– Brian Ng, Student Leader of New York University Social Entrepreneurship Event

If interested in hiring Rich as a keynote speaker for your event, you may email him here or fill out the form below, and he will reply to you within 48 hours.