Award-winning Global TEDx Speaker | Climate, Sustainability, Circularity and ESG | Choose the Future You Want.
Facilitator | Speaker
Global TEDx speaker. Specialist in Climate Change and Ecocide. Guide to comprehending the fundamental principles of climate, sustainability, circular economy, regeneration and ESG (environment, social and governance) – from the basics through to the why, what and how to embrace these. No hype, jargon or geek speak.
Lorraine will fill any knowledge gaps, help you make better choices, keep up with new regulations, inspire and give you the courage to mandate a safer future.
An accredited Climate Reality Leader, trained by Former US Vice President, Al Gore, Lorraine also studied under the United Nations Eco-Labelling Project, the National Cleaner Production Programme, Green Building Council’s Interior Design and Décor, Green Leaf Carbon Auditors and is a qualified Procurement and Supply Chain Manager.
A teacher by profession (University of the Witwatersrand), with two additional Montessori Method qualifications, Lorraine is also a qualified Procurement and Supply Chain Manager.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Winner of 23 awards and honours for her recent work, Lorraine is a role model for women wishing to change careers.
With her unique style and sense of humour, Lorraine has become a popular international keynote speaker. She runs workshops, consults, builds and manages fully furnished “green” exhibition homes and hotels.
In 2001 she launched a world-first online, non-profit “yellow pages” product directory for hospitality – www.hotelstuff.co.za for all industry sectors followed by www.greenstuff.co.za which lists only eco-friendly goods and services- used by up to 33,000 buyers a month. She has 24,000 opted-in followers.
Her career as an activist began in the 1970s during her hippie years when she travelled to California and worked with the brand-new Environmental Protection Agency. After returning to South Africa Lorraine spent 15 years as Contracts and Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest international hotel chain – working on new builds, refurbishments, management and operations of 82 hotels. It became her personal mission to find greener, more eco-sustainable version of every product and service in her Purchasing Manual.
Lorraine’s keynotes and workshops can be customised to apply to all private and public sectors with leadership guidelines and ESG aspirations to apply throughout your value- and supply-chain and to include all stakeholders for when you’re ready.
Armed with techniques, practical tools and tips, leave feeling entertained, encouraged, informed and motivated to accelerate your sustainability journey and meet the increasing environmental expectations of your company, shareholders and customers. Sustainability is not a nice-to-have; make it part of your DNA. The future is yours to choose.