Visionary Sustainability Expert, Award Winning Author & Entrepreneur
Maxine Bedat is a renowned expert in sustainability, the future of business, and an acclaimed author known for her groundbreaking book, Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment. With a profound commitment to transforming industries towards more ethical and environmentally conscious practices, Bedat has become a leading voice in the pursuit of a more sustainable and equitable future. Read More >
The High Cost of Our Cheap Fashion | Maxine Bédat | TEDxPiscataquaRiver
Innovating with a Purpose: Brands with Great Stories
Leaders Summit 2017 - Spotlight Story: Changing Mindsets
ESG has exploded as a framework in the past five years and is a rapidly evolving space, where it seems that requirements and measurements are constantly changing. Likewise, new laws and legal cases continue to appear. Navigating this new world is not easy, getting it wrong can be nothing short of an existential threat to a company. In this keynote, Maxine explains clearly this new normal and provides a window to upcoming legislation. She then lays out the practical steps the financial community and business leaders can take to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in this evolving environment.
In this globetrotting presentation, Maxine shares her insights traveling around the world following the creation, sale and ultimate destruction of a pair of jeans. Through this journey, Maxine shares the human story of our global economy, how it got this way, it’s heartbreaking toll on the world’s disadvantaged and shares an inspiring vision for a better way and the practical steps to achieve it for individuals, companies or policy makers.
In this forward-thinking talk, Maxine Bedat provides a glimpse into the future of fashion and explores how innovation, collaboration, and systems change can shape a more sustainable industry. Drawing on her experience as a visionary entrepreneur and founder of New Standard Institute, Bedat shares insights on emerging technologies, circular economy principles, and disruptive business models that are reshaping the fashion landscape. She highlights the potential of cross-sector collaboration and collective action to drive meaningful change, emphasizing the need for industry-wide transformation and common sense regulation to address pressing environmental and social challenges. This talk inspires audiences to embrace innovation, think beyond traditional boundaries, and actively contribute to creating a future where fashion is a force for good.
“She was delightful, and won over an audience of cynical executives who feel that nobody from outside of the grocery business can speak to them. She was so well prepared that people crowded her for more than 30 minutes after her speech.”
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