- Discover the Secrets to Achieving Sustainable Growth & Competitive Differentiation
- Craft an Unassailable Sustainability Strategy
- How to Keep Ahead of Sustainability’s Twists and Turns
- Profit from Sustainable Consumption and Redefining Ownership
Eric Lowitt, Wharton M.B.A., architect of sustainability strategy, on how companies grow, innovate, and become more agile by embracing sustainability.
Eric Lowitt is known for his ability to captivate and engage audiences small and large alike. A veteran presenter, moderator, and panelist, he takes audiences on journeys that explore less well known connections among sustainability, competitive strategy, and stakeholder value creation.
Eric, described as energetic and ‘folksy’, brings his talks to life via imagery and ‘off the beaten path’ company examples.
Eric has been driven by a fascination with how companies compete, developing a passion for thought leadership in the process. Sustainability is changing the way companies operate. Critical mass adoption of social media along with individuals seeking to act on their beliefs has created the perfect storm.
Today all types of stakeholders—citizens, employees, local community activists, and shareholders alike—are pressuring companies to solve
environmental and social challenges. The current era of CEO mandate to maximize shareholder value is giving way to a new era of whole company mandate to maximize stakeholder value.
Eric Lowitt reveals that certain companies—Sustainable Market Leaders—are embracing this new reality.
They view sustainability as a path to value creation for stakeholders. They assess all their value chain activities, and, in the process, they cast a keen eye towards environmental and social challenges in need of systemic solutions. Once identified, challenges are analyzed, business plans crafted, and core competencies are applied to provide returns not only for shareholders but all stakeholders.
Eric Lowitt offers practical tips and immediately actionable frameworks to help companies of all sizes grow and become sustainable at the same time.
His audiences learn:
• Why two of every three Global Fortune 500 companies’ sustainability strategies will fail…and what your company can do now to avoid this surprisingly common pitfall
• The 5 common characteristics of companies that are growing and
becoming sustainable at the same time
• To acquire a CLEAR framework to grow today and sustain that growth tomorrow
Eric held several competitive strategy and market research positions with Fidelity, led Accenture’s sustainability research program, and served as Specialist Master in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s sustainability practice.
Eric is proficient in Japanese.
Spoke to: The Conference Board and several Global Fortune 500 companies
His work has been published by Forbes, Business Strategy Review, the Journal of Business Strategy, Inside Supply Management, and Corporate Governance. Sustainable Life Media, GreenBiz, The Guardian, and Wharton Magazine.
He has authored or co-authored over 20 articles.
Books by Eric Lowitt, M.B.A.