“A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly.” Desmond Tutu
The world has been upended. Climate change, the cost of living crisis, and the Covid pandemic has impacted people, communities and businesses in ways we could have never previously imagined, exposing fault lines in our economy and the very foundations of our society. We now have an opportunity to ‘choose well’, to reimagine how we live, work and play, to address our weaknesses, to tackle inequality, to embed sustainability and build for the future. With companies and organisations aligning with the UN Global Goals gaining a 5-15 year advantage, inertia is not an option.
Benita works with businesses, organisations and communities to help them become future fit. Based on a decade of global research into changemaking and sustainability, Benita has developed a 6-stage changemaking process to help businesses navigate a fast-changing world and transform for the future. Using insights, research and case studies from world-leading changemakers, Benita takes you deep into the world of changemaking, to demonstrate how businesses, communities and individuals can rebuild in a way that rather than plaster over our fissures, seeks from the outset to create for people, planet and the future.
From the ‘pandemic pivot’, to ‘climate changemaking’, Benita uses her unique impact intelligence to work with you to become a Changemaker company, fit for the future.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” Socrates
Climate change and the Covid-19 crisis has exposed susceptibilities within businesses, systems, supply chains, communities, our economy and our environment. By learning how to future fit, we can create resilient, sustainable businesses and organisations, able to withstand any shocks the future may bring.
The current crises have demonstrated the interconnectedness of our natural, social and economic systems, and have given us a wake-up call showing unequivocally what results from short-term thinking and not creating for people and planet. Reality has bitten back hard and for businesses, it’s clear that future fitting is about much more than corporate social responsibility or tokenistic promises. It is about aligning our businesses, our activities, our values and our economy with the natural and social systems on which they depend.
Yes, we live in extraordinary times and extraordinary times need extraordinary solutions. To join Benita on a journey for survival, you can book your Changemaker sessions here.
ESG strategies are no longer nice to haves, they’re a necessity. With 65% of the world economy already committed to carbon neutrality, and 90% of company CEOs stating that sustainability is fundamental to business success, it’s clear that we need to reimagine business, because what we do next will determine our place in the future.