Andrew Savitz

  • Former head of PricewaterhouseCooper's Sustainability Business Services practice
  • Author, The Triple Bottom Line - How Today's Best-Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success

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.

 
  

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Andy scored a record 89% "Content Useful/Relevant" score on our evals. I say "record" because the 89% rating was the highest of any speaker among the 45 conference events I've produced since 2000.

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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 we ...

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 tu ...

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.

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Biography

Andrew Savitz is a creative advisor, author and speaker, with over 25 years of hands-on experience assisting corporations to become leaders in sustainability, environmental performance, measurement and reporting. Andy is the author of Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013) and The Triple Bottom Line: How the Best Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success and How You Can Too (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006) and is a frequent keynote speaker. He was a lead partner in PricewaterhouseCooper's global Sustainability Business Services practice and was PwC's liaison delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Andy served as General Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs, where he conceived and organized the Commonwealth’s Environmental Crime Strike Force, and the first-in-the-nation workshop on environmental law for state court judges. He has taught courses at the Environmental Law Institute, in Washington, DC on environmental law and regulations, compliance and enforcement, environment and the media and environmental ethics. Andy serves on the Board of the Environment and Natural Resources Department at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He founded, and currently chairs the Board of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.

Now working as a senior consultant at Sustainable Business Strategies, Andy assists companies to assess, design, develop and implement sustainability programs from vision to reporting, including policies, procedures and programs related to human rights, supply chain management, HIV/AIDS, political contributions, environmental, health and safety management and compliance, community and investor relations, codes of conduct, and international and national standards and guidelines including the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the CERES principles, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the McBride principles. He is an expert in stakeholder analysis, mapping and engagement as well as an advisor on socially responsible capital expenditures and investment.

Savitz was graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown University Law Review. He attended New College Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He was graduated, Phi Beta Kappa, from The Johns Hopkins University.