Runaway climate change and rampant inequality are ravaging the world and costing a fortune. Who will help lead us to a better future? Business.
These massive dual challenges—and other profound shifts, such as pandemics, resource pressures, and shrinking biodiversity—threaten our very existence. Other mega trends, such as the push for a clean economy and the unprecedented focus on diversity and inclusion, offer exciting new opportunities to heal the world, and prosper by doing so. Government cannot do this alone. Business must step up.
Sustainable business guru, Andrew Winston will explore:
- How addressing these challenges presents the greatest economic opportunity of our time;
- The repercussions of businesses not taking action on social issues;
- How leaders must rethink what business is, how it grows and profits, what its purpose is, and how it drives change in the world.
This is no utopian fantasy. Courageous leaders are already making it real—and the stakes couldn't be higher. With bold vision and compelling stories, Net Positive sets out the principles and practices that will deliver the scale of change and transformation the world so desperately needs.
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 a finalist for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business book of the Year Award.
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 Radar list of “30 thinkers to watch in 2020.” 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.
Leon Goren believes in purposeful leadership – the type that requires us to challenge the status quo, anticipate the future and be confident enough to step outside of our comfort zone to inspire and help those around us excel. His 25 years of leadership experience underscores his unique impact on the way leaders lead, learn and live, and his ability to understand their needs and challenges.
As the owner and CEO of PEO Leadership, Leon is dedicated to building communities of knowledgeable and respected business leaders by developing opportunities for shared insights and experience. Under his leadership, PEO is recognized as a premier executive leadership advisory community that positively influences the way leaders lead, learn and live.
Leon is also Toronto Chair of TIGER 21, where he leverages his experience to develop exceptional leaders working with high net worth individuals and families.
As founder and CEO of www.justwhiteshirts.com in 1997, Leon became one of Canada’s first online success stories, recognized for bringing the dot com retail experience to Canadians through a combination of online, catalog, and bricks and mortar channels.
Leon is an authority on leadership and business strategy as he is consistently invited to address various business audiences, including the graduating classes of Chartered Accountants. His thought leadership is published in the CA Magazine, The National Post and The Globe and Mail.
Leon is a current member of the Umbra and IHHP Advisory Boards. He is a former member of the North York Aquatic Club Board of Directors. Leon is a CPA, CA. He is married with children and is active in sports, including triathlons and skiing.
To connect with Leon, you can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.