BENITA'S KEYNOTE TOPICS
FUTURE FIT: CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BUSINESS
With climate change now evidenced as being the biggest threat to business survival and 90% of company CEOs stating that sustainability is fundamental to success, it’s clear we need to operate differently. Inertia is not an option, as 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 dynamic, insightful talk, sustainability for business expert, Benita Matofska delivers the essential lowdown on climate change and sustainability for business. Using insights from her global research, Benita will offer practical tips on how to decarbonise, avoid greenwashing and build commercially vibrant, resilient, impactful companies. Based on over a decade of research working with businesses and entrepreneurs from around the world, Benita will dispel the myths and provide tangible solutions to some of the biggest sustainability challenges delivering the insights, know-how and business essentials needed to thrive into the future.
WHAT EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
With increasing pressure to operate sustainably, it’s easy to get lost in the maze. In this session, sustainability expert Benita Matofska offers a no-nonsense lowdown on everything you need to know about sustainability for your business or organization to survive. From guiding you through the three pillars of sustainability, economic, social and environmental, Benita will share the latest research and practical tips on how your business can operate sustainably. From how to access the $12 trillion sustainability market, to understanding behaviour shifts, she'll go beyond the headlines and the greenwashing to help you stay ahead. From tackling environmental sustainability and de-risking your business, to creating social value that attracts and retains staff; from avoiding greenwashing to communicating with your supply chain; from knowing your Scope 3 to setting your SBTi targets, this session will bring insights, clarity and practical tips to supercharge you (renewably) on your journey to sustainability and ensure you are in the know.
WHY DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION MATTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
The Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements are part of a wider societal shift and awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. This couldn’t be truer in the workplace. With 72% of younger workers aged 18-34 saying they would turn down a job offer or leave a company if the leadership didn’t take diversity, equity and inclusion, (DE&I) seriously, employers now have a business responsibility to invest time, energy and money into building more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforces and operations. But what’s the difference between diversity? Equity? Inclusion? How can businesses improve DE&I in the workplace and what are the benefits? In this insightful talk and based on over a decade of experience, expert Benita Matofska lifts the lid on diversity, equity and inclusion and offers businesses the insights they need for the future. From increasing productivity, to staff retention; from broadening business capability, to delivering innovation, new diverse, equitable and inclusive business models are demonstrating their worth and Benita will show you how you can demonstrate yours.
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF IT
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.
SOCIAL INNOVATION AND THE POWER OF PURPOSE
Companies can no longer survive on creating commercial value alone; climate change and Covid 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 mitigate these crises, by becoming future innovators, channelling the power of purpose, positively impacting their financial sustainability and the planet and ensuring their future in the process.
THE SHARING ECONOMY
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 reveals 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.
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.