Richard recently supported our “Connect to Inspire” workshop where we looked to understand the needs of 2025 urban environments. Through his program development, event moderation, and his network, the event resulted in meaningful discussions and future collaborations. I enjoyed working with him, especially his positive attitude and diverse experience.
We (TNT) engaged Richard to run a Corporate Sustainability training for our China staff. Richard was able to articulate his experience and knowledge around corporate sustainability into simple and understandable terms and his lecture in terms of delivery and content were very clear and professional.
We would recommend and engage Richard in the future when there is opportunity.
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.
Richard is an expert in CSR, social innovations and entrepreneurship. He is very knowledgeable in the field and is a very experienced speaker. Each time the audience were very satisfied with what they have learned from Richard’s talk / lecture. We were very happy to work with him.
I enjoyed being part of the event because of the unique mix of participants and the opportunity to share METRO’s initiatives in a casual set up. There are only few platforms existing in China where entrepreneurs, consumers and producers can share their viewpoints on sustainability together.
It was fun and exciting and we got some new customers too!
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.
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.
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 and knowledgeable.
GYLC could not have had a better speaker to address its students.
I have had the opportunity to get Richard’s views on China’s most pressing social and environmental issues at several occasions, and every time, Richard brought great critical thinking, analysis and perspectives to the table that proved to be incredibly useful. For all these reasons, Richard is THE go-to person (I would actually say ‘influencer’) for all things non-profit, CSR, and sustainability-related in China.