Economics Speaker Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth

Economist & Bestselling Author of Doughnut Economics

21st century economics must consider the planet’s ability to sustain economic activity—the boundaries we may not cross. That observation forms the basis of Kate Raworth’s groundbreaking theory of “doughnut economics,” which reconciles planetary and societal boundaries. Events devoted to sustainable economics invite speaker Kate Raworth to deliver stirring, timely, and inspiring keynote addresses.

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    Kate Raworth biography

    Renegade economist and celebrated keynote speaker Kate Raworth has revolutionized the way we think of sustainable economic development. A stirring and enlightening finance speaker, Kate Raworth inspires listeners to shake off old presumptions and think like 21st-century economists.

    Kate Raworth’s 2017 bestseller Doughnut Economics introduced a paradigm shift in global economics. In it, Raworth demonstrates how global boundaries—the limits on our exploitation of natural resources—and social boundaries interact. The book built upon years of research and thought leadership, and cemented Raworth’s role as a champion of development economics. It has been translated into more than 20 languages.

    In 2019, Raworth co-founded the Doughnut Economics Action Lab with the goal of redefining business altogether. The Action Lab helps turn Raworth’s theories into transformative action, largely through the promotion of social entrepreneurship.

    Additionally, her writing appears regularly in the Guardian, the New Statesman, Newsweek, and Wired. Raworth also contributes to Radio 4, the BBC World Service, and NPR. Her television appearances include the BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, ITV, and the CBC.

    Raworth is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. She is also Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford.

    The UN General Assembly, Pope Francis, and non-profit organizations including Extinction Rebellion have all invited Raworth to deliver keynote addresses.

    Kate Raworth Speaking Videos

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

    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.

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