Net Positive

  • 12h 17m 2s
  • Andrew Winston, Paul Polman
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

Runaway climate change and gross inequality are ravaging the world. Who can help lead us to a better future? Business.

These and other massive challenges threaten our very existence on the planet. Yet division and discord risk undermining our response, just when we need to come together.

At this critical time in history, the imperative to reimagine our economies and companies could not be more urgent. Fortunately, many in the business community are helping to solve our most profound challenges, deploying long-term, purpose-led business models that put people and planet first. The key question has flipped from "Why would you do sustainability?" to "Why wouldn't you?"

In this paradigm-shifting book, former Unilever CEO Paul Polman and sustainable business guru Andrew Winston provide a model to help leaders build companies that contribute more to the world than they use or take - that is, net positive companies.

Net Positive outlines the principles and practices for surviving and thriving based on the experience of one world-leading company, Unilever, and other groundbreaking global organizations. This essential book is for leaders, executives, managers, and professionals who want to succeed, but know that winning requires caring deeply about serving the world.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - You Break the World, You Own it: Core Principles of a Net Positive Company
  • Chapter 2 - How Much Do You Care? Becoming a Courageous, Net Positive Leader
  • Chapter 3 - Unlock the Company's Soul: Discovering Organizational and Employee Purpose and Passion
  • Chapter 4 - Blow up Boundaries: Thinking Big and Setting Aggressive, Net Positive Goals
  • Chapter 5 - Be an Open Book: Building Trust and Transparency
  • Chapter 6 - Make 1+1 = 11: Creating Partnerships with Synergies and Multiplier Effects
  • Chapter 7 - It Takes Three to Tango: Systems-Level Reset and Net Positive Advocacy
  • Chapter 8 - Embrace the Elephants: Managing Issues Nobody Wants to Talk about … but We Can't Avoid
  • Chapter 9 - Culture is the Glue: Putting Values into Action, Deep in the Organization and Brands
  • Chapter 10 - Net Positive World: Looking Around the Corner to Greater Challenges and Opportunities