Kate Raworth

Economist & Bestselling Author of Doughnut Economics

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: London, UK

Kate Raworth is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Economics Speaker Kate Raworth
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    Kate Raworth

    Economist & Bestselling Author of Doughnut Economics

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: London, UK

    Kate Raworth is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Kate Raworth Speaker Biography

    Kate Raworth is a sought-after keynote speaker and renegade economist. Her main focus is exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. Above all, she is known for being the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.

    Kate is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. As a professor at Oxford, she teaches the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. In addition, Kate is also Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

    Creator of Doughnut Economics

    Most importantly, Kate is known internationally for her acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics. Because of that, she has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists. Consequently, Kate has spoken about it to audiences like the UN General Assembly or the Occupy movement. Kate turned the concept into a book, which became an international bestseller. Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist was published in 2017 and has been translated into 18 languages.

    Kate Raworth’s career

    Over the past 20 years, Kate’s career has taken her to very different places. She has worked with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar but also co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York. After that, she spent a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam.

    She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and serves on several advisory boards. Those include the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges programme, the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

    Kate’s work in the media

    Prof. Raworth has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com. Moreover, she has contributed to many radio programmes including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. As a result of her impressive work, The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

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    Kate Raworth Keynote Topics

    Kate Raworth claims that the economy does not work. It has been unable to predict, let alone avoid, the financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Their obsolete theories have allowed the existence of a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich increases year after year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that entirely threatens our future.

    Is it possible to fix it? In this speech on Doughnut Economics, Oxford scholar Kate Raworth identifies seven crucial aspects in mainstream economics that have led us astray, and establishes a roadmap to lead humanity to a sweet spot where they can meet everyone's needs with means of the planet. Your audience will hear how can we create a cutting-edge economic model for the 21st century. A model in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.

    Kate Raworth says that focusing economic models on pure growth is destroying our planet and creating vast wealth gaps between the uber-rich and the poor. A new model is needed, and Kate argues in her bestselling book "Doughnut Economics" that to thrive in the 21st century we need a circular economic system that is respectful of our planet and our limited resources. In this speech, Kate will explain the basics behind the Doughnut model and how we can achieve sustainable development models that implement a true circular economy.

    Kate Raworth Speaking Videos

    Kate Raworth - A healthy economy | TED Speech
    Kate Raworth - It's time for 'Doughnut Economics'