A collection of inspiring leadership speeches

About Inspirationbase

Inspirationbase is a collection of extracts from inspiring leadership speeches gathered by members of the International Ecolinguistics Association. The speeches focus on social justice, sustainability and ecology and are by activists, politicians, business leaders and community leaders. The aim is to provide materials for teaching and research into ethical leadership. This is a growing collection - if you would like to contribute, please see below.

Leadership Speeches

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez download

Wangari Maathai download

Severn Cullis-Suzuki download

Greta Thunberg download

Xiye Bastida download

Vandana Shiva download

John Lewis download

Oprah Winfrey download

The 14th Dalai Lama download

Megan Rapinoe download

Bernie Sanders download

Mariana Mazzucato download

Pope Francis download

David Suzuki download

Jane Goodall download

Onjali Q. Raúf download

Dolores Huerta download

Peter Singer download

Elizabeth Warren download

Cecile Pineda download

Thích Nhất Hạnh download

Arundhati Roy download

Rose Marcario download

Others download


This is a growing collection. If you'd like to contribute an entry please use this blank template and email the finished document to [email protected]. Or you could edit one of the above documents, add a new speech and email it in. The leadership speeches should be short (or extracts) and relate to social justice, sustainability or ecology. Ideally they would be as recent as possible, with the exception of some speeches of historic importance.

This project is lead by Prof Arran Stibbe, convenor of the International Ecolinguistics Association