BENITA'S KEYNOTE TOPICS
FUTURE FIT: CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BUSINESS
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 we need to operate differently. Inertia is not an option as companies and organisations who align with the UN Global Goals gain a 5-15 year advantage. Now, ESG and decarbonisation strategies are no longer nice to haves, they’re a necessity -- what we do next will determine our place in the future. In this talk, climate change for business expert, Benita Matofska, will take companies through the business ‘must haves’ of sustainability strategy, with insights from her global research to help keep you in business, stay ahead in the market and get Future Fit.
GENERATION SHARE: BECOME A CHANGEMAKER
Benita’s ground-breaking book Generation Share, voted 'top isolation read for a positive future' by Forbes, is the world’s first collection of stories from around the globe of the social innovators transforming the way we think, live and do business. Based on five years of research, this compilation of extraordinary, inspiring case studies showcases the changemakers behind new, impactful business models and initiatives that are changing lives, the economy and the planet. In this fascinating talk, you’ll meet the disruptors who are transforming industries from food to fashion, you’ll benefit from the latest research and tools, and you’ll gain insights and learn key lessons to help you become a changemaker company of the future.
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
80% of consumer goods waste is burned or landfilled due to poor design and lack of end-of-life collection options; 75% of municipal waste is made up of discarded consumer goods. In a circular economy, things are used rather than used up and waste is simply resource in the wrong place. But what does this mean for your business? In this talk, based on a decade of research and frontline entrepreneurship, global expert Benita guides you through the landscape of the circular economy. With practical tools, case studies and circular business models across a variety of sectors, she offers the building blocks you need to turn your business into a circular one without it costing the earth.
CHANGEMAKING THE FUTURE: ANATOMY OF A CHANGEMAKER
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, in this talk, Benita will reveal the six key traits of a changemaker, what it takes to drive economic, environmental and societal transformation and how companies can become changemaker brands and survive in the digital age.
REBEL INNOVATION, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THE POWER OF PURPOSE
Companies can no longer survive on creating commercial value alone; climate change and Covid-19 have demonstrated that business is far from usual. With global health challenges, the climate crisis and social uncertainty, businesses cannot ignore social and environmental factors. This keynote explains how companies can create tripartite value, by becoming rebel innovators, social businesses channelling the power of purpose, changing lives, positively impacting the planet and ensuring their future in the process.
THE SHARING ECONOMY AND COLLABORATIVE ADVANTAGE
The Sharing Economy is causing the greatest societal shift since the Industrial Revolution and is the biggest business trend of all time. Any company or organisation can participate; they just need to know how. In an era where collaboration is all, global Sharing Economy expert Benita lifts the lid on the myths and secrets of this disruptive trend and demonstrates why having a Collaborative Advantage is essential for every business.
BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION AND FUTURE TRENDS
Innovation and new technologies have disrupted, created and destroyed markets. In this session, Benita gives an overview of the latest business model innovations, future trends and shows how you can handle disruption, using sustainable innovation techniques to build a business that can withstand the shocks of time.
FUTURE LEADERSHIP: LEADERS TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR COMPANY
For companies to survive, they need the kind of leaders who are not only able to navigate this tumultuous age but can lead change. Drawing on years of research and practice, Benita Matofska talks about how to develop the changemaker leaders that can take your company into the future. Drawing on the many leadership programs and organisations that Benita has been involved in over 30 years, she provides the key insights to developing the responsible and social leadership skills your company needs to be ahead of the rest.