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Andrew Winston

Globally Recognized Expert on Megatrends and Corporate Sustainability; Author of Best-Sellers Net Positive, The Big Pivot, and Green to Gold

Travels From:
New York
Fee Range:
$20,000 - $50,000

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized and widely read expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. His 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. His book The Big Pivot was selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Strategy+Business magazine. 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.

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How Will Your Business Be Net Positive? | October 2021

Andrew Winston | Virtual Engagement

TED Institute | The Big Pivot

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Bio

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized and widely read expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. His 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. His book The Big Pivot was selected as one of the "Best Business Books" by Strategy+Business magazine. 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 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’s views on strategy have been sought after by the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, PwC, Trane Technologies, and Unilever. He is a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at global executive meetings, and at high-profile events like TED, with an entertaining message of practical optimism: the world’s challenges are great, but business has the tools, resources, and creativity to build a prosperous world. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale.

Speech Topics

How courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take


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’s talk sets out the principles and practices that will deliver the scale of change and transformation the world desperately needs.


Global megatrends – such as climate change, the rise of the clean economy, 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.


How smart companies use sustainability to create value


Our economy and society are healing from the pandemic, but extreme challenges like climate change and inequality remain. Business has the vast opportunity – along with the tools and skills – to help solve the world’s problems, and profit by doing it. Based on his best-selling books, Green to Gold, The Big Pivot, and Net Positive (co-authored with legendary CEO Paul Polman), this inspiring talk from renowned strategist Andrew Winston will show how businesses use sustainability to reduce costs and risk, and drive new revenues and brand value. Winston’s eye-opening data and stories will help you navigate the seismic changes sweeping through business.


Winston’s talk will explore surprising data about our world and look at stories of leading companies such as: Microsoft and Google pushing the boundaries on carbon goals; Salesforce and Tesco raising the level of expectations on suppliers; the consumer goods industry experimenting with new models for delivering products to drastically reduce packaging; Unilever working with peers, NGOs, communities, and governments to improve health and hygiene globally and reduce deforestation in the palm oil industry; and more.