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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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Andrew Winston
  • Cisco
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Boeing
  • Walmart
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The North Face
  • McDonald's
  • Dallas Fort Worth Airport
  • Koppers Inc.
  • Microsoft
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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 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.