The Authors

Photo of Dan EstyDan Esty

Dan, Yale Professor and Chairman of Esty Environmental Partners, is one of the leading corporate environmental strategy thinkers and practitioners. Coca-Cola and Unilever both relied on Dan to set up their Environmental Advisory Boards, and he sits on both to this day. CEOs or top executives from Honeywell, Northeast Utilities, Kerr-McGee, Limited Brands, Shell, and more than a dozen other Fortune 500 companies have sought out his advice.

Dan is Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University. He holds faculty appointments in both Yale's Environment and Law Schools. He is the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business and Environment at Yale.

Dan is the author or editor of nine books and dozens of articles on environmental strategy, policy, governance, and regulation. He comments frequently on environment issues on television, radio, and in such publications as The New York Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times.

As a senior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he helped to craft air and water pollution regulations and government policies affecting waste, food safety, and other issues. He negotiated the 1992 framework convention on climate change on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was also the principal architect of the environmental provisions for the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has testified before Congress on environmental issues numerous times.

Dan holds a B.A. from Harvard, a masters degree from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from Yale. Dan lives in Cheshire, CT with his wife and three children.

Photo of Andrew WinstonAndrew Winston

Andrew, 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 upcoming Green Recovery 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 Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, 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.