Martin Blake

Non-executive Director and Corporate Advisor


Engaging Martin’s Speaking Services

A sought-after speaker, Martin’s engagements take him to high profile conferences and events around the globe. His professional speaking services are provided through Singapore based Blake Advisory Pte. Ltd.

If you would like to engage Martin to speak at a conference or event, click here.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The First Online ISWA Beacon Conference: Waste Management, the New Norm

7 – 8 December 2020


As Strategic Advisor at Blue Planet, Environmental Solutions, Martin will speak on Day One of the conference, on the topic of Digitalizing the Waste Sector, specifically addressing Business and Environmental Sustainability.

This event is jointly organised by The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), The Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM) and Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) Day Two will look at Waste to Energy moving forward. Register....

Blue Innovation: Opportunities in Building Solutions for the Sustainable Ocean Economy

19 November 2020

Online Via Zoom

In his capacity as an island sustainability specialist Martin was a keynote speaker at a webinar on 19 November organised by AIS (Archipelagic Island States) Forum in collaboration with ANGIN (Angel Investment Network Indonesia) to support the fostering of innovation in the Blue Economy sector, in particular in the area of ocean sustainability.

The 11th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards and the Global Good Governance Awards 2019

4 April 2019

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Martin was instrumental in introducing the Empowerment of Women as an award category at the 2019 Annual Global CSR and Good Governance Awards. Here we see Martin with the Malaysian Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development presenting the award to Stefan Fang, Sustainability Director of Diversity, the first winner of this ground-breaking award.

The 10th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards Ceremony 2018

19 – 20 April 2018

Lombok, Indonesia

Dr. Martin Blake is honoured to be chairing the annual ceremony and will also deliver the following case study: Creating Net Positive Impact For People, Planet And Profit; A Triple Bottom Line Register....

Singapore Global Convention on Corporate Ethics & Risk Management

14 – 15 December 2017


Dr. Martin Blake will be speaking at this international conference on the theme: Building an Ethical & Risk Resilient Enterprise. Register....

The 9th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards Ceremony 2017

30 – 31 March 2017

Langkawi, Malaysia

Dr. Martin Blake is honoured to be chairing the annual ceremony and will also open the event with the Keynote address: Beyond Sustainability - Towards a New Paradigm For Business in the 21st Century: Adapting Versus Embracing Sustainability. Register....

Big Blue Sky Innovation and Creativity Festival

5 – 6 November 2015

Gold Coast, Australia

Dr. Martin Blake will be one of 3 Keynote speakers at the Gold Coast's Creativity and Innovation Festival - Big Blue Sky Event. In addition to his keynote 'How to Make Green into Gold', he will also host an intimate dinner, but places are limited to 15 so book now. Tickets...

International Conference on Business Sustainability

22 – 23 April 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Martin Blake will be speaking at this international conference - the first of its kind in Asia - which is set to present the extraordinary challenges of sustainability and the exceptional opportunities of green growth. It is being held in conjunction with International Earth Day 2015. Register...

Breakfast: Turn your business into 'blue'

30 March 2015

Queensland, Australia

A rare opportunity to hear from Dr. Martin Blake, an internationally recognised sustainability expert and Professor of Sustainable Business Development. Dr. Blake will be joined by the Carbon Reduction Institute, who will share a presentation on the principles of the Blue Economy. Register...

Sustainable Village Living conference

18 – 19 March 2015

Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Dr. Blake will be addressing residential sub-developers on the theme of sustainable development, encompassing infrastructure, homes and community facilities. More details...

50 shades of green and blue

1 April 2014

Sydney, Australia

GreenUps is collaborating with the Carbon Reduction Institute to host a night exploring the concept of The Blue Economy. Dr. Martin Blake is among the distinguished speakers. The event will also announce the NSW launch of Blue Australasia.

Melbourne sustainability drinks

5 March 2014


Dr. Blake will be sharing his story and also talking about Beyond Green – Regenerative Design and The Blue Economy, and how systems thinking and smart innovation are delivering major sustainability successes.

Blue economy: biomimicry and managing sustainability

10 – 11 December 2013

University of Southern Queensland LuncheonTalks

Two campus luncheon talks with International Sustainability Advisor and Professor of Sustainable Business, Dr. Martin Blake.

Campus locations include:

  • Springfield, Australia, 10 December 2013
  • Toowoomba, Australia, 11 December 2013

SMC Annual Conference 2013: Opportunities in Manufacturing Energy Efficiency

7 November 2013


Dr. Blake will speak at the 2013 Sustainable Manufacturing Centre (SMC) conference, which has attracted leading industry champions to discuss trends, methodologies and industry cases in manufacturing energy efficiency. Register for this free event...

Reporting & Accounting for Climate Change & Sustainability

30 April 2013


Dr. Blake will appear on the Panel of Speakers to address the Masters class of the Australian School of Business, The University of New South Wales.

Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business (CRB)

30 January 2013


Dr. Blake will address the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network members as part of their Expert Session series. The objective of the network is to advance CSR and Sustainability in the UAE, promote and internalise CSR Best Practices, and build CSR based competitive advantages and business reputation. The network offers companies in Dubai and the UAE the opportunity to network, share experiences, and demonstrate CSR/Sustainability leadership.

Reducing the UAE's Carbon Footprint - A Corporate Heroes Award Ceremony

28 January 2013


This national event recognises the first organisations in the UAE private sector to receive the verified Corporate Heroes Award for significantly reducing their ecological footprint. Dr. Blake's keynote address will focus on driving the transition to a low carbon economy. Sponsored by Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with WWF. By invitation.

Sustainability Breakfast

11 October 2012

Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Blake will speak about how sustainable business practices can improve your bottom line. Sponsored by Fuji Xerox. Register by 18 September...

One-day Business Sustainability Summits

13 – 23 August 2012

Australian One-Day Summits

A series of one-day summits across the country with International Sustainability Advisor and Professor of Sustainable Business Dr. Martin Blake. Designed to provide valuable resources to improve your profitability and sustainability performance. Sponsored by MOSS (Models of Success & Sustainability Pty Ltd) by appointment of UK-based International Green Awards for Creativity in Sustainability.

Summit locations include:

  • Townsville, Australia, 13 August 2012
  • Brisbane, Australia, 14 August 2012
  • Sydney, Australia, 17 August2012
  • Melbourne, Australia, 20 August 2012
  • Perth, Australia, 23 August 2012

Thanks to sponsors Industry RE, Renewablelogic, Sustainable Townsville and Townsville Solar City tickets that would normally sell at $1,000 will be FREE for the first 200 participants. So take advantage of the MOSS pre-release of tickets and Book today....

The International Green Awards

5 June 2012


Dr. Blake will speak at The International Green Awards for Creativity in Sustainability. Find out more...

Temasek Forum Breakfast Talk

18 May 2012


Dr. Blake will address the Temasek Group on the topic of 'Blue' opportunities and case studies.

Carbon Management Institute of Australia

9 May 2012

Sydney, Australia

Dr. Blake will address the Carbon Management Institute of Australia on the relevance of managing carbon emissions and related opportunities in energy efficiency and productivity improvement. Register...

Crosslands Resources

4 May 2012

Perth, Australia

Dr. Blake has been invited by iron ore exporter Crosslands Resources Ltd to an in-house strategic advisory session on the subject of sustainable enterprise.

Island Sustainability

18 – 19 April 2012

Guam, South Pacific

University of Guam's 3rd Regional Conference on Island Sustainability. Dr. Blake is the plenary speaker and the theme of this year's conference is Energising Green Communities. Register...

Indonesia Green Building Council Conference

12 – 13 April 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia

The 2012 conference and expo explores creating a clean and green future for Indonesia from planning to product to construction to waste management. Register...

An audience with Dr Martin Blake

12 April 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia

Presented by the Green Building Council Indonesia and GREENRIGHT.

Developing a CSR roadmap for success

7 – 29 March 2012

Australian Capital Cities Tour

A series of one-day workshops with International CSR and Sustainability specialist Dr. Martin Blake, providing valuable resources to improve your profitability and sustainability performance. Sponsored by MOSS (Models of Success & Sustainability Pty Ltd). Register...

Capital cities on the tour include:

  • Sydney, Australia, 7 March 2012
  • Melbourne, Australia, 9 March 2012
  • Perth, Australia, 26 March 2012
  • Adelaide, Australia, 29 March 2012

Carbon tax – obligation or opportunity

6 March 2012

Sydney, Australia

An AIM event presenting strategies for how to go beyond compliance and save between 20-40% on energy bills with zero up front capital. Register...

Carbon. Liability or opportunity?

30 January – 7 February 2012

Australian Capital Cities Tour

A series of half day workshops with Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Prof Ray Wills, Dr. Martin Blake & Anne-Maree Huxley. Discover how your company can save up to 40% on energy bills with zero up front capital.

Capital cities on the tour include:

  • Perth, Australia, 30 January 2012
  • Adelaide, Australia, 1 February 2012
  • Melbourne, Australia, 3 February 2012
  • Sydney, Australia, 6 February 2012
  • Brisbane, Australia, 7 February 2012

The compelling business case for energy conservation

13 January 2012


The British High Commission in Singapore hosts a lecture by Dr. Martin Blake on the business case for energy conservation and best practices for organisations.

Media and multi-sector partnerships in achieving positive social change

7 December 2011


Media Leader's Forum on corporate social responsibility and climate change.

Energy management Asia summit

5 December 2011

Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Martin Blake presents 'Cost effective energy reduction strategies and methodologies for New Builds and Refurbishments'. Sponsored by Comfori.

Enviroasia conference

24 November 2011


5th International Environmental Technologies Exhibition and Conference presented by Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd.

Beyond tax and compliance

18 November 2011

Queensland, Australia

Dr. Martin Blake presents to the CPA Australian Mining and Energy Conference 2011 the compelling business cases for creating significant and profitable wins for business, the environment and communities.

Why sustainability matters

8 November 2011


CEO Institute Dinner features Dr. Martin Blake presenting the business case for sustainability and why it matters.

Smarter energy

1 November 2011


Executive brainstorm hosted by CNBC, Harvard Business Review and Shell, in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week.

A sustainable future: risks and opportunities

31 October 2011

Sydney, Australia

Symposium on Accounting, Reporting and Assurance for a Sustainable Future: Risks and Opportunities. Presented by Nanyang Business School and the Australian School of Business.

Carbon zero solutions - unlocking the wealth in your waste

27 October 2011

Brisbane, Australia

Energising Communities Conference via Skype.

Amida recruitment launch party

25 October 2011


A chance to hear the latest on the Asian sustainability market, meet others and find out more about Amida's services.

Asia Pacific sustainability leadership forum

17 – 20 October 2011


Presented in conjunction with Global Entrepolis@Singapore 2011 and supported by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Cleantech Cluster Association.

Breakfast with Dr Martin Blake

14 October 2011

Newcastle, Australia

Presented by the Newcastle branch of the NSW Division of CPA Australia, together with its Corporate Social Responsibility Discussion Group.

Developing a CSR road map for success

13 October 2011

Sydney, Australia

One-day workshop sponsored by MOSS (Models of Success & Sustainability Pty Ltd).

Something for nothing - reducing corporate energy bills

12 October 2011

Sydney, Australia

Dr. Martin Blake addresses the NSW Division of CPA Australia, together with its Corporate Social Responsibility Discussion Group.

Is green sustainability dead?

11 October 2011

Brisbane, Australia

Energising Communities Breakfast.

Australian Green Infrastructure Council

7 October 2011

Melbourne, Australia

Our brave new world - where metrics drive sustainability.

Developing a CSR road map for success

6 October 2011

Melbourne, Australia

One-day workshop sponsored by MOSS (Models of Success & Sustainability Pty Ltd).

The energy event

13 – 14 September 2011

Birmingham, England

Strategies for designing an effective carbon reduction plan.

Environmental management solutions for industry

26 July 2011


Environmental Management Solutions for Industry: Reducing Capex and Opex Through Improved Energy Efficiency. Presented by BritCham.

Beyond compliance, the compelling case for decarbonising

19 July 2011

Hong Kong

IFMA Networking Breakfast presented by the International Facility Management Association, Hong Kong Chapter.

Marginal abatement cost curves seminar

12 May 2011

London, England

Financial Modelling of Carbon Reduction Investment Strategies: Marginal Abatement Cost Curves.