Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take

One of the Financial Times’ Best Business Books of the Year

The legendary CEO Paul Polman and global expert on sustainability Andrew Winston offer this urgent and inspiring book, showing you how to build companies that profit by fixing the world’s problems, not creating them. You will unleash innovation, attract the best people, thrill customers, boost trust, create lasting partnerships…and satisfy your investors as a result.

Net Positive by Paul Polman and Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston helps business leaders build THRIVING, SUSTAINABLE companies that profit by solving the world's biggest challenges.



Andrew is one of the most sought-after and entertaining speakers on megatrends, climate change, and sustainability strategy and innovation. He shows audiences how the world’s environmental and social megatrends create both enormous risks and vast opportunities for business. Andrew has delivered hundreds of keynote presentations on 5 continents to top executives of Fortune 500 companies, to large industry conferences, and at high-profile events like the World Innovation Forum and TED.



Over his entire career, Andrew has worked in and with multinationals, including earlier roles with BCG and within large media companies. Since his shift to focus on how to build sustainable businesses more than 20 years ago, Andrew has been a trusted adviser at the highest levels of companies, helping leaders understand megatrends and build robust sustainability strategies and companies that thrive by solving the world’s challenges.


Andrew’s books, blogs, articles, and tweets make him one of the world’s  most read and followed voices in sustainability and corporate strategy. He has written four influential books, including The Big Pivot, Green to Gold  – which Inc. Magazine included on its all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own – and his latest best-seller, Net Positive. Co-authored with legendary CEO Paul Polman, this revolutionary book has made many best business books of the year lists in multiple countries, such as Financial Times, BusinessWeek, and Globe and Mail. He’s also written hundreds of articles in high profile outlets like Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.



Andrew’s role in the world is to help business people be the hero of the story. He provides the weapons for making the business case and transforming enterprises.

Check out the free downloads of some of his presentation decks, slides of key frameworks from his work and other useful content.