Kevin Wilhelm is the one of the world’s preeminent business consultants in the field of sustainability and climate change. He is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle-based consulting firm focused on demonstrating the bottom-line business benefits of sustainability and then leading companies through successful implementation. 


Kevin brings two decades of experience working with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to medium-sized businesses. His clients include Nordstrom, REI, The North Face, Alaska Airlines, Redbox, Expeditors, Drugstore.com, Puget Sound Energy and more than 75 others. 




Kevin's latest book "Sustainability Jobs: The Complete Guide to Landing Your Dream Green Job" is a a staple for all those looking to get into the field of sustainability. With practical advice, tips from sustainability professionals and hands-on worksheets, this book gives all of the necessary guidance to help you discern your path in the sustainability field. 


Another highly rated book written by Wilhelm, "Making Sustainability Stick" is THE sustainability implementation book for professionals and students of all level of sustainability.This book has the why, what and how for making businesses sustainable and profitable in the competitive global market. Previously he wrote the acclaimed "Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy". He was also co-author of other various sustainability books such as "Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment" and "Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education".


Kevin has taught 12 different business courses on sustainability, and has taught at schools across the country including Western Washington University, St. Louis University, Bard College MBA Program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chaminade University and the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.


A few courses taught include:


  • Making the Business Case for Sustainability 

  • Sustainability as Strategy

  • Managing for Sustainability

  • Triple Bottom-Line Accounting

  • Economics of Sustainability

  • Sustainability Marketing

  • Finance and Sustainability

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting 

  • Business and Climate Resiliency 

Kevin and his firm have also created a Sustainable Business Certificate at a number of schools, taking both students and professionals through the foundational knowledge that every sustainability professional should know upon entering the field. These hands on courses bring the practical knowledge allowing for implementation upon completion. 


Kevin Wilhelm is one of the world’s leading speakers on business sustainability and climate change, sustainable business and business and climate resiliency.

He delivers inspirational keynote addresses, gives customized presentations and runs executive-level workshops that are tailored to the needs and interests of a wide range of audiences.

Kevin speaks regularly at national conferences, trade associations, universities and corporate meetings. He has shared the stage with many influential thought leaders on sustainability including Van Jones, Peter Senge, Hunter Lovins, Bob Willard and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

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