Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is an accomplished, engaging speaker. He’s given keynotes and moderated panel discussions in front of audiences of all types and sizes, from small meetings of the top executives at a corporation to large conference keynotes in front of thousands of people.

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Andrew relies on his real-world business experience and comfort on stage to bring a relaxed (and often humorous) style to his presentations on the overlap of business and environment. He has no boring 5-bullet-point slides and uses mainly visual images that grab the audience’s interest. Andrew tailors his examples and ideas to match the audience, but his “regular” talks run from 20 to 60 minutes; his programs explore how environmental pressures such as climate change, as well as powerful stakeholders, are all driving companies to go green; he offers strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world, while Illuminating the hurdles companies face when trying to go green and sharing stories of how leading companies make environmental stewardship a strategic competitive advantage.

TOPICS

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert will:

  • Explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green
  • Describe the strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world
  • Illuminate the hurdles companies face when trying to go green
  • Share stories of how leading companies use environmental thinking to build a strategic competitive advantage

Andrew makes the case that going green, especially during economic slowdowns, drives innovation and represents a new and fundamentally better way of doing business.

Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top
This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert demonstrates the importance of environmental strategy in hard times, and show you how leading companies:

  • Get Lean: Amp up your energy and resource efficiency to survive tough times
  • Get Smart: Use environmental data about products and supply chains for competitive advantage
  • Get Creative: Rejuvenate your innovation efforts by asking heretical questions such as “How might we operate with no fossil fuels?”
  • Get Going: Engage and excite employees to solve the company’s, the customer’s, and the world’s environmental challenges

Andrew posits that going green will help your company survive and thrive as the economy gets better, and emerge as a leader.

 

 

Full Biography

Full Biography

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the author of Green Recovery, a strategic plan for using environmental thinking to survive hard economic times. He is also the co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works – and what doesn’t – when companies go green.

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders. His clients have included Bank of America, Bayer, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA. Andrew also sits on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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. After these more traditional roles, Andrew pursued his passion to explore the overlap between business and environment. He served as the Director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale’s renowned School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Today, Andrew is 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 also writes extensively on green business strategy, including a weekly column for Harvard Business Online, regular pieces on Huffington Post, and a monthly strategy e-letter, Eco-Advantage Strategies. For his efforts, Andrew was recently named a “Planet Defender” by Rock the Earth.

Andrew received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale. He lives in Riverside, CT with his wife Christine and two young sons.

Andrew Winston is an accomplished, engaging speaker. He’s given keynotes and moderated panel discussions in front of audiences of all types and sizes, from small meetings of the top executives at a corporation to large conference keynotes in front of thousands of people. Andrew relies on his real-world business experience and comfort on stage to bring a relaxed (and often humorous) style to his presentations on the overlap of business and environment. He has no boring 5-bullet-point slides and uses mainly visual images that grab the audience’s interest.

Andrew tailors his examples and ideas to match the audience, but his “regular” talks run from 20 to 60 minutes and explores how environmental pressures such as climate change, as well as powerful stakeholders, are all driving companies to go green. He will describe the strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world. Andrew knows how to illuminate the hurdles companies face when trying to go green and share stories of how leading companies make environmental stewardship a strategic competitive advantage.