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Andrew Winston, Speaker
  • Sustainable Development.
  • Innovation.
  • Strategy.
  • Environmental Issues.

    Andrew Winston

    Sustainability Expert and Author, Green to Gold and The Big Pivot


    Andrew Winston connects sustainability with positive business results. A recognized green business expert, he helps companies use environmental thinking to drive growth and create enduring value.

    For its 30th anniversary, Inc Magazine created a list of 30 books that all managers should own, covering 70 years of strategy thinking from Peter Drucker to Michael Porter to Jim Collins. Andrew Winston's book, Green to Gold, was on this list. With over 100,000 copies sold in seven languages, Green to Gold was an instant classic, offering a roadmap for companies all over the world to create value from environmental strategy.

    Andrew, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on green business strategy, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. He has advised some of the world's leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.

    He also sits on Sustainability Advisory Boards for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Unilever, and serves as a Sustainability Advisor to PwC.

    Andrew bases his work on significant in-company business experience. His earlier career included advising companies on corporate strategy while at Boston Consulting Group and management positions in strategy and marketing at Time Warner and MTV.

    Today, Andrew is also a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands of people around the world and acting as a practical evangelist for the benefits of going green. He's spoken at leadership meetings for the top executives of many Fortune 500 companies, at large conference keynotes, at high-profile business meetings like the World Innovation Forum, and at events in Europe, Russia, Brazil, and China. He writes extensively on green business strategy, including a weekly column for Harvard Business Online and his own popular blog at www.andrewwinston.com.

    Andrew's new book, The Big Pivot, out in early 2014, explores how companies can manage the profound challenges of a hotter, scarcer, more open world. The Big Pivot provides a new roadmap, helping executives create a more prosperous business, economy, and world.

    He received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale.


    Andrew tailors his examples and ideas to match the audience, but his starting point is a talk that lays out a new vision for business in a fundamentally changed world. He reviews the mega-challenges that are changing "business as usual", including extreme weather, resource constraints (which bring with them rising prices for nearly all inputs into the economy), and radical transparency enabled by new technologies. These challenges also offer unprecedented opportunities as multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play.

    In a unique and entertaining way, Winston describes the profound shift – the Big Pivot – that companies are making to navigate and profit from a volatile world. His talks provide crucial strategies for executives and managers ready to innovate and win in this new reality. With concrete advice and tactics, and stories from companies like BT, Diageo, Dow, Ford, Nike, Unilever, and Walmart, The Big Pivot provides a blueprint for creating more resilient, flexible, and profitable businesses.

    Finding the Gold in Green

    "Green to Gold provides the definitive thinking on how business leaders can address Environmental issues." Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School

    This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green.

    Andrew Winston will describe how the world's best companies use environmental pressures to innovate and profit in a crowded, resource-constrained world. Through fun and fascinating examples from a range of industries, Winston demonstrates how leading companies…

    • Get Lean: Amp up energy and resource efficiency to save millions.
    • Get Smart: Use data about products and supply chains to save money, drive performance and serve customers better with innovative new offerings.
    • Get Going: Engage and excite employees to solve the company’s, the customer’s and the world’s environmental challenges.
    • Get Creative: Rejuvenate innovation efforts by asking heretical questions that challenge everything from operations to products to business models...

    “The Big Pivot”

    "A must-read for anyone interested in the future of business and our world." Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

    We live in a fundamentally changed world. It's time for your approach to strategy to change, too.

    The evidence is all around us. Extreme weather, driven by climate change, is shattering records all over the planet. Our natural resources are under intense pressure as a billion more people enter the global middle class, demanding more of everything. Radical transparency is opening up company operations and supply chains to public scrutiny.

    This is not some futuristic scenario or model to debate, but reality today. We've passed an economic tipping point. A weakening of the foundations of our planetary infrastructure is costing business dearly and putting our society at risk. The mega-challenges threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and profoundly change "business as usual." But they also offer unprecedented opportunities: multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play and the winners of this new game will profit mightily.

    The way companies currently operate will not allow them to keep up with the current—and future—rate of change. They need to make the big pivot.

    The Big Pivot provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to move boldly forward and win in this new reality. With concrete advice and tactics, and new stories from companies like BT, Diageo, Dow, Ford, Nike, Unilever, Walmart, and many others, The Big Pivot will help you, and all of us, create more resilient businesses and a more prosperous world. This book is the blueprint to get you started now.


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