Benita Matofska – Keynote Speaker

Sustainability, Climate Change, Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation Expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • Future Fit: Climate Change For Business
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Why It Matters For Your Business
  • Business Model Innovation And Future Trends
  • The Circular Economy for Your Business
  • Social Innovation And The Power Of Purpose
  • The Sharing Economy and Collaborative Advantage
  • The Circular Economy And How You Can Be Part of It
  • Social Innovation And The of Purpose
  • The Sharing Economy



  • English


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, who specialise 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, containing the world’s largest collection of inspiring stories of the changemakers transforming society, the economy and protecting the planet. She previously created Global Sharing Week, a campaign addressing resource inequality reaching over 100 million people worldwide.

Driven by a passion to create global change and transform 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 challenges such as climate change, poverty and inequality, Benita ensures businesses stay relevant and secures 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 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 Climate Creatives, BBC Worklife, Channel 4 News, M&S Festival of the Future, Virgin Innovation Sessions, 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, Natwest Venus Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Inspirational Woman of the Year and the Cabinet Office/Nesta Innovation in Giving Award. She is also an RSA fellow, a blogger and social commentator and features regularly in the international media.

Popular Talks by Benita Matofska

Future Fit: Climate Change For Business

Climate change is now evidenced the biggest threat to business survival with 90% of company CEOs stating 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 how to decarbonise, avoid greenwashing and build commercially vibrant, resilient, impactful companies. This keynote delivers the insights, know-how and business essentials needed to thrive into the future.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Why It Matters For Your Business

The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements signaled a societal shift in understanding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. 72% of younger workers say they would turn down 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 Benita Matofska lifts the lid on DE&I and offers businesses the insights they need for the future.

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