Andrew Winston

  • Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies
  • Author, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage and The Pivot Point
  • Director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale’s Environment School

In a unique and entertaining way, Andrew 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.

 

 
  

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Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

In this speech, Winston will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green and describe the strategies and tools the world's best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world. ...

In this speech, Winston will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green and describe the strategies and tools the world's best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world.

Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top

In this speech, Winston will explore how companies can use environmental thinking to survive the downturn by getting lean, thrive during an upturn by getting creative, keep employees engaged, and dominate their industries for years to come. ...

In this speech, Winston will explore how companies can use environmental thinking to survive the downturn by getting lean, thrive during an upturn by getting creative, keep employees engaged, and dominate their industries for years to come.

The Big Pivot: Innovation for the Unpredictable, Expensive, and Digital World of Pharmaceutical and Health

Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in fundamentally changed world.  Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise ...

Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in fundamentally changed world.  Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise prices for nearly every input into the economy), climate change and extreme weather, and, most importantly, radical transparency driven by big data and new technologies that connect us all – consumers and retailers can now ask and answer a range of questions about every product, where it came from, who made it, and how big an impact it has on the world.

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Andrew Winston, 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.

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'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 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 newest book, The Big Pivot, 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.