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BENITA'S KEYNOTE TOPICS

 

 

 

 

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FUTURE FIT: CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BUSINESS IN 12 STEPS

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 12 steps you need to take to become a sustainable business fit for future. . Using insights from her global research, Benita will offer practical tips on how to transform, 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. 

ALL CHANGE:  10 STEPS TO TAKE YOU INTO THE FUTURE

Uncertainty is the only certainty in an uncertain world. In this dynamic talk, Benita brings her latest global insights from her research into world change and the shape of the future, to offer 10 steps businesses  need to take to weather constant change. From navigating the road to resilience, to learning how to embrace seismic economic and societal shifts, businesses will discover practical tools, approaches and models to ensure they're able to withstand the shocks of the future. Using case studies from around the globe based on interviews for Benita's next book on future change, audiences will get access to the latest techniques businesses need to survive the future. 

FUTURE LEADERSHIP: CONSCIOUS 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 conscious change. Drawing on years of global research and practice, Benita Matofska demonstrates  how to develop the conscious leaders that can take your company into the future. In this dynamic talk, Benita will guide you through the 12 essential steps to become a leader with the skills to  future-proof your company. With worldwide insights from the many leadership programs and organisations that Benita has been involved in over 30 years, she provides practical steps and game-changing strategies to develop the future leadership skills your company needs to be ahead of the rest. 

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.

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.

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