Activist | Co-Founder of the WE Organization, WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise, WE Day
Craig Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make “doing good, doable”. A powerful, internationally acclaimed speaker, he inspires audiences to take steps toward making a meaningful impact right now.
Over the past two decades, Kielburger, along with his co-founder and brother Marc Kielburger, 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.
The Kielburgers’ 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.
Kielburger is the youngest-ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has also received 16 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.
Author of 12 books, Kielburger’s latest book is WEconomy: You Can Find Your Meaning, Make a Living, and Change the World. Co-authored with Marc Kielburger and Holly Branson, the book is a blueprint to drive positive impact and change the world through the combined mission of purpose and profit. His work has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.
Kielburger is the recipient of The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, and the World Children’s Prize.