Andrew’s latest book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take (co-authored with renowned CEO Paul Polman), is one of Financial Times’ Best Business Books of the Year. Net Positive has been called an “electrifying strategy for business success and unlike any other book you’ve read” by Merck Chairman Ken Frazier, a “wonderful rallying call” by Sir Richard Branson, and “pure heresy” by Arianna Huffington.
Andrew’s first book, Green to Gold, has reached more than 100,000 people in seven languages. Inc. Magazine included Green to Gold on its all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own. And his book The Big Pivot was selected as one of the "Best Business Books" by Strategy+Business magazine. Andrew is also the author of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Magazine cover story, “The Net Positive Manifesto” and the HBR “Big Idea” cover story, “Leading a New Era of Climate Action.” His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, PwC, Trane Technologies, and Unilever.
Andrew was selected for Thinkers50 list of the top management thinkers in the world. He has appeared in major media such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is 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 build a thriving world. He has spoken on 5 continents, bringing his inspiration to leadership meetings of the top executives of multinationals, to large industry conferences, and to high-profile events like the World Innovation Forum and TED.
Andrew’s work is based on significant business experience and education. His early 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.
- GigaTrends and the Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open & Connected World
Global megatrends -- such as climate change, the rise of the clean economy, fast-moving technology shifts, and generational shifts in values as Millennials and Gen Z come of age -- are dramatically changing how we live and do business. Investors, consumers, and employees are all demanding that companies have a clear purpose and help people and planet thrive. Andrew's talk will give executives an overview of this new landscape for business and provide a vision for how to profit in a volatile world.
- Profit, Innovation, and the Drive to Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Solving the World's Problems
Our economy and society are healing from the pandemic, but extreme challenges remain, such as climate change and inequality. Business has the vast opportunity – along with the tools and skills – to profit from solving the world’s problems, not creating them. Based on his new book Net Positive – co-authored with legendary CEO Paul Polman – this inspiring talk from renowned strategist Andrew Winston will help you navigate the seismic changes sweeping through business. Net Positive explodes 50 years of corporate dogma about the purpose of business and how it thrives. With bold vision and compelling stories, Winston sets out the principles and practices that will deliver the scale of change and transformation the world desperately needs. His talk will explore surprising data about our world and look at stories of leading companies such as: Microsoft and Google pushing the boundaries on moving to clean energy; Salesforce and Tesco raising the level of expectations on suppliers; the consumer goods industry experimenting with new models for delivering products; Unilever working with peers, NGOs, communities, and governments to improve health and hygiene globally and reduce deforestation; and more.
- 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 customer loyalty).
- 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 economics of clean energy, and the deep interconnections between energy, food, and water.
- 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 for action, and how big companies are managing climate risk and opportunity for profit.