Marc Kielburger

Marc Kielburger

Marc is co-founder of the WE organizations, which includes WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise, and WE Day, and a socially-responsible business leader, best-selling author, and Rhodes Scholar.

He is an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, author of 12 books, including his newest book, co-authored with his brother Craig Kielburger, and Holly Branson, WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world.

Since the age of 17, he has been leading by example showing anyone can make a world of difference. He has inspired millions to improve their communities and the world through their actions and everyday consumer choices.

Over the past two decades, he, along with his brother Craig, has grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service, including 250,000 who annually earn their ticket through volunteerism to attend WE Day celebrations, filling stadiums.

Their pioneering social enterprise model, ME to WE, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.

Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has received 11 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.

He is the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world.