Andrew Winston


Best Selling Author, Green/Environment

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Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the author of Green Recovery and co-author of Green to Gold, the international best-selling guide to what works—and what doesn't— when companies go green.

Winston is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, TIME, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. Winston 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, Boeing, HP, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Winston also serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the Executive Environmental Advisory Council for Hewlett-Packard (HP) and as a sustainability advisor to PwC.

Winston 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, Winston 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, Winston is also 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 writes extensively on green business strategy, including a weekly column for Harvard Business Online and regular pieces on Huffington Post and his own popular blog at For his efforts, Winston was named a "Planet Defender" by Rock the Earth.

Winston 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 young sons.

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