Andrew Winston

Notable Publications

Green Recovery

Keynote Presentation

Andrew Winston

Green Recovery:  Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top

All conference attendees will receive Andrew Winston's newest book, Green Recovery, as a take away.

In this presentation, Andrew demonstrates the importance of environmental strategy, both for companies and communities, in hard times, and shows you what you can learn from leading companies that are…

  • Getting Lean and amping up their energy and resource efficiency to survive tough times.
  • Getting Smart and using environmental data about products and services to find new ways to save money and generate competitive advantage.
  • Getting Creative and rejuvenating innovation efforts by asking heretical questions such as “How might we operate with no fossil fuels?”
  • Getting Going and engaging exciting workers to their company’s, their community’s, and even the world’s environmental challenges.

Andrew makes the case that going green will help companies and cities survive today’s travails, thrive as things get better, and emerge from the downturn as a leader.  By showing you best practices from the business world, he will help you create communities that operate leaner, but also attract and retain businesses that want to run greener and cleaner.

About Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works – and what doesn’t – when companies go green. He is also the author of the soon-to-be-released Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top which helps companies’ use environmental thinking to survive the downturn, thrive when things get better, and dominate for years to come. 

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, and has appeared in major media, including 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 include Bank of America, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA. 

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 bi-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.