Benita Matofska is a world-leading speaker, changemaker and climate change consultant to some of the world’s most forward-thinking businesses.
An award-winning social entrepreneur, she is renowned for her ability to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide with her knowledge, dynamism and insights on sustainability, social innovation and business transformation.
Benita leads sustainability for business consultancy Futuretivity, which specialises in delivering climate innovation for the media industry.
Benita is the author of Generation Share, a ground-breaking book voted “top isolation read for a positive future” by Forbes. It features the world’s largest collection of inspiring stories of the changemakers transforming society and the economy and protecting the planet.
She previously created Global Sharing Week, a campaign addressing resource inequality that reached over 100 million people worldwide.
“Inspiring, powerful, innovative. Benita, a leading authority on sustainability and the circular economy, gave a thought-provoking keynote and captivated our global audience.”
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Driven by a passion for creating global change and transforming business into a force for good, Benita delivers her unique insights to people and companies seeking to future-proof their businesses by helping them to become sustainable.
In a world with climate change, poverty and inequality, Benita helps businesses stay relevant, securing their future by enabling them to create economic, social and environmental value.
Based on a decade of research, Benita uses social innovation techniques and global intelligence to inspire transformation for businesses, people and the planet.
Benita is a seasoned public speaker and has spoken to audiences worldwide, including VF Corp International Marketing Summit, IKEA Global Home Furnishings Forum, AMEX Leadership Academy, European Outdoor Group Summit, BBC, Channel 4, M&S Festival of the Future, Virgin, Publicis Sustainability Awareness, European Cities Marketing Summit, Global Women’s Forum, RSA Sharing Economy Talks, Global Entrepreneurship Congress, FT European Sharing Economy Summit, European Parliament, TEDxFrankfurt, UNESCO, the House of Commons, House of Lords and Number 10 Downing Street.
Benita’s incredible 35-year career has also seen her receive multiple awards, including:
- Ogunte Best Social Business Leader UK and World
- Inspirational Woman of the Year
- Natwest Venus Entrepreneur of the Year
- Cabinet Office, Nesta Innovation in Giving Award
She is also an RSA fellow, a blogger, and a social commentator, regularly featuring in the international media.
Benita Matofska Speaking Topics:
Future Fit: Climate Change for Business
Climate change is now the biggest threat to business survival. 90% of company CEOs state that sustainability is fundamental to success. ESG and decarbonisation strategies are no longer nice to-haves; they’re a necessity.
In this dynamic, insightful talk, sustainability for business expert Benita Matofska delivers the essential lowdown on climate change. Based on over a decade of research, Benita will dispel the myths and provide tangible solutions on decarbonising, avoiding greenwashing and building commercially vibrant, resilient, impactful companies. This keynote delivers the insights, know-how and business essentials needed to thrive in the future.
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion: Why it Matters for Your Business
The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements signalled a societal shift in understanding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. 72% of younger workers would reject a job offer if the leadership didn’t take DE&I seriously. So, how can businesses improve DE&I in the workplace, and what are the benefits? In this insightful talk, expert.
DE&I speaker and expert Benita lifts the lid on DE&I and offers businesses the insights they need for the future.
Business Model Innovation and Future Trends
Innovation and new technologies have disrupted, created and destroyed markets. In this session, Benita overviews the latest business model innovations and future trends. She shows how you can handle disruption, using sustainable innovation techniques to build a business that can withstand the shocks of time.
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. In a circular economy, things are used rather than used up, and waste is simply a 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, Benita guides you through the circular economy landscape. With practical tools, case studies and circular business models across various sectors, she offers the building blocks to turn your business into a circular one without 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.
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 ever. Any company or organization can participate; they need to know how. In an era where collaboration is all, global Sharing Economy speaker and expert Benita lifts the lid on the myths and secrets of this disruptive trend. She demonstrates why having a Collaborative Advantage is essential for every business.
Generation Share: Become a Changemaker Company
Benita’s ground-breaking book Generation Share, voted top isolation read for a positive future by Forbes, is the world’s first global collection of stories of the social innovators transforming how we think, live and do business. Based on five years of research, this compilation showcases the changemakers behind new, impactful business models and initiatives. In this fascinating talk, you’ll meet the disruptors transforming industries from food to fashion. You’ll gain insights and learn key lessons to help you become a changemaker company of the future.