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Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer and More Open World


Join us for a Special Lecture by Best Selling Author and Corporate Strategist, Andrew Winston

The event will be followed by a book signing by the author.

“The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World”

Harvard Business School Press
Publication Date: April 15, 2014. Prod. #: 16554-HBK-ENG

Winston will explore “the mega challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency that threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and that are profoundly changing business as usual.” He will provide cause for optimism as he profiles leaders in the business community who are bringing value to society and positioning themselves to capture the unprecedented opportunities that will emerge in responding to these challenges. These individuals and companies, and others to come, will be “the winners of this new game who will profit mightily.”

Andrew Winston advises some of the world’s leading companies on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is a globally recognized speaker, writer and adviser on sustainable business. Andrew is also the co-author of the international best-seller Green to Gold (125,000 copies in seven languages).

April 18, 2014, 1 to 3 p.m.
Altschul Auditorium (Room 417)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
118th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, New York City

Online registration required at:

A Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability event, hosted by Jeffrey Potent, adjunct professor, SIPA and the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability.

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