Andrew Winston

  • Green Business Expert
  • Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies
  • Bestselling Author of The Big Pivot and Green Recovery
  • Former 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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  • Walmart
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The North Face
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  • Dallas Fort Worth Airport
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  • Microsoft
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The Big Pivot: Innovation and Value Creation in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World

Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for how to succeed in a volatile world. Rising pressures on business create enormous risks, but offer unprecedented opportunities as multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play. The race for the new, clea ...

Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for how to succeed in a volatile world. Rising pressures on business create enormous risks, but offer unprecedented opportunities as multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play. The race for the new, clean economy is on, and the winners profit mightily. In a unique and entertaining way, Winston’s talk:

  • Lays out the critical mega-trends that are quickly redefining “business as usual” such as global demographic changes, intense resource constraints, a changing climate and extreme weather, new expectations from Millennials and Gen Z about how a business should operate, and radical transparency driven by new technologies that connect us all;
  • Offers many “a-ha” and “wow” moments backed by surprising data about our world;
  • Describes the simple but profound mindset shift – the Big Pivot – that companies must make to go beyond merely coping and actually navigate and solve the world’s toughest challenges;
  • Provides crucial tactics and strategies for executives and managers to profit from this new, volatile reality;
  • Inspires audiences to think about the true purpose of their business and their jobs, to ask deeply heretical and innovative questions, and to connect with their customers in new ways.

With concrete advice and stories from the companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Dow, Ford, GE, Nike, Unilever, and Wal-Mart, The Big Pivot provides a blueprint for creating more resilient, flexible businesses that profit from building a healthier, more sustainable, more prosperous world.

Climate Change and Business: What we know, the risks, the opportunities, and what the world is doing

An entertaining and enlightening overview, without too much jargon, of the phenomenon of climate change, including: the basic science and why the consensus on human-driven climate change is so strong, the level of risk from inaction, the costs to society thus far and going forward, the business case ...

An entertaining and enlightening overview, without too much jargon, of the phenomenon of climate change, including: the basic science and why the consensus on human-driven climate change is so strong, the level of risk from inaction, the costs to society thus far and going forward, the business case for action, and how big companies are managing climate risk and opportunity for profit.

Energy Strategy for the C-Suite

An overview of the world’s largest industry and how business leaders can shift their thinking from energy as a cost center to a strategic asset, including: exploring how different regions of the world use energy, the fundamental tensions between energy use and climate change, the rapidly shifting ec ...

An overview of the world’s largest industry and how business leaders can shift their thinking from energy as a cost center to a strategic asset, including: exploring how different regions of the world use energy, the fundamental tensions between energy use and climate change, the rapidly shifting economics of clean energy, and the deep interconnections between energy, food, and water.

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

Andrew will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green. Winston demonstrates how leading companies create business value in 4 fundamental ways: lowering costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and enhancing brand value (such as employee and custome ...

Andrew will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green. Winston demonstrates how leading companies create business value in 4 fundamental ways: lowering costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and enhancing brand value (such as employee and customer loyalty).

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.

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Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. Andrew’s first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade, selling over 100,000 copies in seven languages. Inc. Magazine included Green to Gold on its all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own.

His latest book, The Big Pivot, has been selected among the "Best Business Books of 2014" by Strategy+Business magazine. The book provides a practical roadmap to help leaders build resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world. He is also author of the Harvard Business Review Magazine cover story, “Resilience in a Hotter World.”

As founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Andrew’s views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including Boeing, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever.

Andrew is also a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands with an entertaining message of practical optimism: the world’s challenges are great, but business has the tools, resources, and creativity to create a sustainable world. He has spoken all over the world – in Europe, Russia, Brazil, the Middle East, and China – bringing his ideas to leadership meetings of the top executives of Fortune 500 companies, large industry conferences, and high-profile events like the World Innovation Forum and TED.

Andrew has written three business strategy books - Green to Gold, Green Recovery, and now The Big Pivot. He is a regular blogger and contributor to Harvard Business Review online, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and his own popular blog at www.andrewwinston.com. Andrew has been quoted or appeared in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC.

Andrew’s work is based on significant business experience and education. 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. He received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale. He lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife and two sons.