Public Speaking

Passionate about the need for clear communications on complex sustainability topics, Dorothy Maxwell speaks at events, authors publications and has appeared on TV. Cutting through the jargon and adjusting the communications to suit different audiences has been a key focus of her work for over 20 years.

A selection of videos and keynote speeches, panels and presentations can be found by clicking the links below.


Future of Work Institute CPL: Responsible Business Webinar – Learnings & Recommendations from Sustainability Leaders, June 2020

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Global Leadership in Apparel Sustainability Awards 2015

GLASA 2014 Meet Dr. Dorothy Maxwell on Natural Capital Coalition

Responsible Business Forum Singapore 2013

Dorothy Maxwell chairs panel on Natural capital Accounting & New Business Models with FMO Development Bank, Unilever, TNC and CDP.

Jo Linehan’s The Futurist Podcast with Dorothy Maxwell, Building a Greener Future, May 2020

Why we Need a Fashion Revolution

B4E Climate Summit London 2013

Dorothy chairs panel on Valuing the true cost of GHG emissions in financial services with UNEP FI, CDP, EY and Trucost.

Corporate Eco Forum Annual Forum, Chicago, 2013

Panel: Steering Investors Towards Sustainable Companies – Beth Lowry, Mindy Lubber, Dorothy Maxwell & Daniela Saltzmann.

Dorothy Maxwell interviews Katherine Hamnett on Sustainable Clothing.

Keynote speeches, panels and presentations

Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) Symposium & Awards 2015

Dorothy Maxwell presented the State of the Apparel Sector Water Special Report to 200 apparel stakeholders.

B4E Indonesia Summit 2014

Opening Remarks by Dorothy Maxwell on Natural Capital

Natural Capital Incentives & Support Mechanisms for Business, 2013

Natural Capital Coalition, Natural Capital Declaration, and Defra consultation event for business, investors, practitioners and wider stakeholders.

The Future of Business Round Table, Oxford, UK, 2013

Natural Capital in Business and Finance

The Rebound Effect

Is efficiency too much of a good thing? at EU Green Week 2011, Brussels.

The Sustainable Fashion Academy

Buried Treasure?

Swedish Reuse and Recycling of Clothing conference, Sweden

From Crop to Shop

Crop to Shop

India, Dorothy Maxwell presented the keynote address at the International Conference on Sustainability in the Textile Fashion Industry Chain: Crop To Shop 2008, Gurgaon, India, organised by North India Section of the Textile Institute and Pearl Academy of Fashion.
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European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Dorothy Maxwell presented UK Defra’s Product Roadmaps approach to leveraging market transformation on sustainability at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Switzerland, June 2007


Environment and Business a Win Win Opportunity

at the Enviro Business conference 2006, Dublin

World Bank WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting, 2014

Dorothy Maxwell presented the State of the Apparel Sector Water Special Report to 200 apparel stakeholders.

The CROWD FORUM in partnership with EY, The New Metrics, 2014

Natural Capital Coalition, EY, Kering Group, Marks and Spencer, The Crown Estate and Oonagh Harper debate approaches for value creation in business.

IFC 7th Annual Sustainability Exchange, Washington DC, 2013

Dorothy Maxwell, Jennifer Morris, Conservation International, Reinhart Hengstmann, Puma and Angelica Ortiz de Haas, FMO Development Bank on the natural capital panel

Natural Capital Accounting Post Rio+20, IFC World Bank Group, Washington DC, 2013

Hosted by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank, the event focused on natural capital accounting – what has been done since the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) and what it will take to translate widespread support into action and make natural capital accounting a reality. Speakers include Dorothy Maxwell, Usha Rao Monari, Dow Chemical Company, Goldman Sachs and Citi Group.

Sustainable Clothing Roadmap Conference at London Fashion Week

23 February, 2010, Dorothy Maxwell, Defra Minister Dan Norris and sustainable fashion leaders join forces at London Fashion Week.

RITE Group conference

RITE Group Conference UK 2010

Dorothy Maxwell, RITE board member presented Sustainability in Textiles- Progress and Next Steps
The Textiles Institute

Walking the Green Catwalk

At the Roy Godden Lecture to the Textile Institute, London, UK, Royal College of Art, Jan 2008
Network on Product Lifespans

Consumers and Choice in a Throwaway Society

Sheffield Hallam Sustainable Consumption Centre Network on Product Life Spans, July 2007, DTI London, UK