In a survey of 900 global corporations released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 80 percent of CEOs said they believe "sustainability" is or soon will be vital to the profitability of their company, and 71 percent said they would consider sacrificing short-term profits to move their company towards sustainability-a sure sign that the world's leading CEOs see it as the corporate model of the future. Andrew Savitz has been called “the man who wrote the book on sustainability.” This former head of PricewaterhouseCooper’s Sustainability Practice and best-selling author of The Triple Bottom Line is an expert on how executives and companies can do well by doing good. His speeches are dynamic, living events, full of insights and humor, in which Savitz helps executives and companies create a blueprint to find their way to a sustainable, profitable future in today's daunting era of environmental and social accountability.
Target Green: Making Sustainability Work
In this speech Savitz explains sustainability and why and how it is transforming businesses everywhere, both large and small. He presents the business case for finding the “sweet spot,” where your business needs intersect with the needs of society and the environment. Savitz shows how well-known companies are doing well and doing good, and provides some tools to get you on your way.
The Triple Bottom Line - How Today's Best-Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success
In this speech Savitz provides practical advice to executives, managers and companies on how to create a blueprint for a sustainable, profitable future in today's daunting era of environmental and social pressures- what he calls the “age of accountability.” This speech is about how to turn responsibility into opportunity.
Andrew Savitz (Brookline, MA), perhaps the world's most foremost expert on the critical new subject of sustainability, was a lead partner in the Sustainability Business Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He was PwC’s liaison delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its representative to the Conference Board's Townley Center covering environmental and corporate social responsibility issues.
"Perhaps you've already begun thinking differently about how your business intersects with society and are looking to find ways to improve your profitability while doing the right thing for your stakeholders. That's a great start. But becoming a sustainable enterprise isn't just a matter of placing an overlay on top of your conventional business thinking. It entails making a shift from an old way of thinking to a new one - a new mind-set that subtly or dramatically alters everything you see and do." -Andrew Savitz