Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston

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The Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World
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. A few critical mega-trends are fundamentally 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 radical transparency driven by new technologies that connect us all. But these challenges also offer unprecedented opportunities: multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play and the winners of this new game will profit mightily.
In a unique and entertaining way, Winston’s talk…

  • Offers many “a-ha” and “wow” moments backed by surprising data about the world around us;
  • Describes the simple but profound mindset shift – the Big Pivot – that companies must make to go beyond merely coping and actually navigate the world’s toughest challenges;
  • Provides crucial strategies for executives and managers to profit from this new, volatile 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 businesses that profit from building a healthier, more sustainable, more prosperous world.
  • Why Book Andrew Winston?

  • He is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

  • He share stories of how leading companies make environmental stewardship a strategic competitive advantage and illuminates the hurdles companies face when trying to go green.

  • He describes the strategies and tools the world's best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world while exploring how global pressures such as resource constraints and technology-driven transparency are all driving companies to go green.

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    Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is the author of the book The Big Pivot and the HBR Magazine cover story, “Resilience in a Hotter World.” Andrew’s first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade, selling over 100,000 copies. It was included in Inc. Magazine’s all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own. As founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Andrew has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including J&J, Kimberly-Clark, HP, and Unilever, and he serves as a Sustainability Advisor to PwC. Andrew is a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands with an entertaining message of practical optimism. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale.

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    "Your talk was so energizing... you did a wonderful job balancing tangible facts, with action to be taken....with great humor along the way. Thanks again for such an inspiring message."
    --The North Face

    "Andrew has a preternatural ability to perform, please, and above all leave everyone cheering. His insight into the industry is incomparable..."
    --The Carbon War Room

    “…a voice that’s respected by the world’s leaders in politics, NGOs, and business.”
    --Waste Management