Sustainability Influencers

20 Popular Sustainability Influencers to Follow on LinkedIn in 2024

In recent years, impassioned calls for climate action have dominated our television screens and social media feeds. LinkedIn, the popular platform for professionals, has become the go-to for business leaders to share their latest planet-saving projects and their top tips for tackling climate change.

At The Sustainability Speakers Agency, we have outlined our top 20 sustainability influencers you should follow in 2024. These popular sustainability speakers use LinkedIn to spread their important message: ‘planet and people over profit’.

Nigel Topping

Kicking off our list with the UK’s High-Level Climate Champion, Nigel Topping regularly updates his 25K+ followers. As a popular speaker, he often shares which events he has been booked for, to generate excitement and interest from audiences. Nigel also discusses the devastating impact of weather disasters, how to decarbonise major cities and his influential role in COP26.

Kate Brandt

As Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt is responsible for the tech giant’s impact on the planet. On LinkedIn, she often shares Google’s exciting industry advancements, including how their AI will help whales avoid vessel traffic. With over 40K followers, Kate’s positive attitude and optimism for a sustainable future inspire all who engage with her posts.

Chris Hines

Chris Hines, the owner of A Grain of Sand and former Sustainability Director at the Eden Project, is a popular LinkedIn influencer. He is the first to support the endeavours of his peers and direct his followers to the other sustainability champions tackling climate change. Celebrating his own achievements, Chris also promotes the exciting events he is invited to speak at, on topics surrounding sustainability.

Dr Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall‘s advocacy is regularly shared on The Jane Goodall Institute’s LinkedIn account. Boasting 20K+ followers, the page features Jane’s incredible events and speeches, as well as the star-studded cast who support her sustainability campaigns. Dr Goodall is snapped at events across the globe, as her Institute is the first to celebrate her incredible achievements.

Heather Zichal

As the Chief Executive Officer of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), Heather Zichal is one of the world’s leading sustainability champions. The ACP leads businesses away from traditional energy sources and towards a cleaner, renewable future, and supports the infrastructure required to achieve carbon-zero. Heather’s followers keep up such endeavours on her LinkedIn page.

Ayo Sokale

A Chartered Civil Engineer, former Deputy Mayor and Councillor and passionate advocate for sustainability, Ayo Sokale combines politics with science to tackle climate change. She is a passionate advocate for going plastic-free and regularly shares with her LinkedIn followers her favourite eco-swaps. Ayo is a must-follow sustainability champion!

Lucas Joppa

Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer, boasts over 20K LinkedIn followers. His audience regularly tunes in to hear his latest sustainability strategies, including Microsoft’s open-source Cloud for Sustainability. The first to celebrate eco-themed awareness events, every business owner should follow Lucas Joppa to stay up to date with the fight against climate change.

Jez Roze

Jez Rose is famed on LinkedIn for his entertaining and engaging posts. A speaker of many talents, he developed the world’s first certified carbon neutral honey farm, an incredible feat of sustainability. On LinkedIn, Jez shares updates about Honey & Co Bee Farm, his latest philanthropic ventures and exclusive speaking engagements.

Adam Henson

Famed television presenter, Adam Henson, is a director at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. He is committed to sustainability, protecting the British farming industry and supporting small business owners, passions that make Adam popular among corporate users. Between pictures of adorable farm animals and posts about his latest presenting roles, Adam’s personality shines through.

Kate Wylie

As the Chief Sustainability Officer at CHANEL, Kate Wylie spearheads the global brand’s sustainability strategies. She recently shared on her LinkedIn that Chanel No.5 is now made from recyclable glass, an incredible feat that has set the standard for other perfume products. Without compromising on quality, Kate continues to prove that sustainability does not have to come at a cost.

David Erasmus

David Erasmus, Chairman of Our Carbon, is committed to coaching businesses and helping them achieve carbon neutrality. His LinkedIn showcases his long career in philanthropy, including David’s latest role – enabling the UK to become carbon negative by 2030. If you want to follow a sustainability influencer with a positive outlook, David Erasmus is a must!

Jessica Sansom

The food and drink industry is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome in our quest for sustainability. At the forefront, leading the charge, is Jessica Sansom, the Sustainability Director at Huel. On her LinkedIn, Jessica outlines her role at Huel, which includes minimising Huel’s impact on the environment, ecosystems and communities by working with farmers.

Isha Datar

Isha Datar is a self-titled ecosystem builder and executive director of New Harvest. She shares the latest articles and posts on cellular agriculture, which many believe to be essential for a sustainable future. She is at the forefront of the food evolution and is regularly booked for events to educate, engage and entertain audiences of all industries.

Peggy Liu

Named the TIME Her of Environment, Peggy Liu has also been described as the ‘Green Goddess of China’ by Global Times and a key “shaper of US-China relations” by Foreign Policy. On her LinkedIn, Peggy shares details of her role as Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, which is committed to sustainable changes in China.

Alexandra Palt

Alexandra Palt is the Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L’Oréal and Executive Vice-President of the Fondation L’Oréal. On her LinkedIn, Alexandra shares updates about her mission for sustainability and inclusive corporate governance, key topics of an equal, ethical future. From posts on fighting discrimination to embracing renewable energy sources, Alexandra is a must-follow.

Chadden Hunter

As a producer and director on several BBC environmental shows, like Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, Chadden Hunter has witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change. He is a popular wildlife filmmaker and regularly shares with his LinkedIn followers behind-the-scenes of their favourite BBC documentary. Now, Chadden is an Executive Producer at Wildbear Entertainment, so stay tuned for more updates!

Emily Penn

Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador for Sky, Emily Penn is committed to protecting our seas and oceans. Her LinkedIn features the events and campaigns that Emily has attended, including rubbing shoulders with Royalty to share anecdotes from her adventures. With over 7K followers, if you are passionate about ocean conservation, follow Emily Penn

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Following her 14-year career at IKEA as their Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Advisor, Pia Heidenmark Cook shares her latest speaking events on her LinkedIn profile. She boasts over 14K followers and is popular for her posts on corporate sustainability, ESG, and renewable energy. For business owners, Pia is a must-follow, as her LinkedIn is full of practical sustainability strategies.

Rebecca Marmot

As Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Rebecca Marmot is dedicated to transforming the organisation’s impact on the planet. On top of celebrating her connections’ climate-positive campaigns, she also posts about female empowerment and the importance of equal leadership within sustainability. Rebecca is going beyond ‘ec0-friendly’ to promote climate resilience.

Edna Odhiambo

Edna Odhiambo has been an Independent Climate Consultant for over a decade. Her services include public speaking, training, stakeholder engagement and more, the details of which Edna shares on her LinkedIn profile. Engaging, authentic and entertaining, Edna shares her recent publications and promotes her speaking events on her profile.

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