Benita Matofska

Benita Matofska

Benita Matofska is a world-leading speaker, changemaker and change consultant. She helps businesses and organisations navigate the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time to become future-read
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Benita Matofska

Benita Matofska is a world-leading speaker, changemaker and change consultant to some of the world’s most forward-thinking businesses.

Benita Matofska is an award-winning social entrepreneur known for captivating global audiences with her insights on sustainability, social innovation, diversity, and business transformation. She leads Futuretivity, a consultancy specializing in climate innovation and resilience. Author of the acclaimed book “Generation Share,” Benita co-founded Climate Women in 2024, a network for women dedicated to environmental protection. She also created Global Sharing Week, a campaign addressing resource inequality that reached over 100 million people.

Passionate about driving global change and transforming businesses into forces for good, Benita offers unique insights to help companies become resilient and create economic, social, and environmental value. Drawing on a decade of research and social innovation techniques, she inspires transformation in businesses and communities facing challenges like climate change, poverty, and inequality.

Benita Matofska excels at concluding conferences with impactful wrap-ups of key learnings, delivering inspiring talks that synthesize event themes. She is a seasoned public speaker, having addressed audiences at major events like the VF Corp International Marketing Summit, IKEA Global Home Furnishings Forum, AMEX Leadership Academy, European Outdoor Group Summit, and many others, including the European Parliament, TEDxFrankfurt, UNESCO, and Number 10 Downing Street.

Throughout her 35-year career, Benita has received numerous awards, including Ogunte Best Social Business Leader UK and World, Natwest Venus Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Woman of the Year, and the Cabinet Office/Nesta Innovation in Giving Award.

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Featured Topics Include:

1
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.

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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.

3
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.

4
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, channeling the power of purpose, positively impacting their financial sustainability and the planet and ensuring their future in the process.

5
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.

6
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.

1
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.

2
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.

3
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.

4
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, channeling the power of purpose, positively impacting their financial sustainability and the planet and ensuring their future in the process.

5
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.

6
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.

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Inspiring, powerful, innovative. Benita is a leading authority on sustainability and the circular economy who gave a thought-provoking keynote and captivated our global audience."

IKEA, Global Home Furnishings Forum, Malmo, Sweden

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Clarity, passion and a comprehensive knowledge of disruption and innovation, Benita's fascinating keynote enthralled European city marketing experts and was the talk of the event."

European Cities Marketing Summit, Madeira

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