Biography

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. He is one of the most widely read writers on sustainable business in the world, with regular columns in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Andrew’s 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.

His more recent book The Big Pivot was selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Strategy+Business magazine. And Andrew’s newest book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take, is co-authored with the renowned CEO Paul Polman and due in fall 2021.

Andrew was selected for Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 thinkers to watch in 2020.” He’s been quoted in or appeared in major media such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is the author of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Magazine “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 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.

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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.
– Todd Spaletto, President, The North Face
Andrew has a preternatural ability to perform, please, and above all leave everyone cheering. His insight into the industry is incomparable…
– Jigar Shah, CEO, The Carbon War Room
Andrew continues to play a key role in helping organizations reorder their priorities and take on new and important challenges…Where market incentives and governance do not seem fully up to the task, Andrew Winston has stepped into this void with new ideas that are certain to play a role of increasing importance in the decades ahead.
– Harold Shapiro, President Emeritus, Princeton University
'Net Positive' will be pure heresy to all those who still subscribe to the failed dogma of shareholder primacy—which is exactly why we need it.
– Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
'Net Positive' turns courage and principled action into an electrifying strategy for business success. It's powerful, persuasive, and unlike any other book you've read.
– Ken Frazier, Executive Chairman, Merck

Booksby Andrew Winston

Net Positive

The Big Pivot

Green to Gold

Green Recovery

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