Jeremy Schwartz is a business expert on accelerating the performance of individuals and teams to profit from sustainability.
Schwartz was the CEO of Pandora and The Body Shop. Furthermore, he was Managing Director of L’Oréal UK and Director of Marketing for Coca-Cola Europe and Sainsbury’s.
Schwartz, the inventor of Coke Zero, draws on his leadership roles where he inspired teams to turn around Pandora and Sainsbury’s and innovate sustainability initiatives, delivering over $20 billion of shareholder value. This he combines with a prediction of the future.
A sustainability authority, Schwartz’s reputation comes from his roles as Chairman of Kantar’s Sustainability Transformation practice, CEO of The Body Shop, host of the podcast Saving Tomorrow’s Planet and over twenty years of delivering environmental & social ESG programmes.
What makes him unique are his real-life stories of how to profit from sustainability, gain competitive advantage through sustainable initiatives, overcome stakeholder resistance, innovate profitably and report without greenwashing.
“Jeremy was excellent. He nailed (and exceeded) the brief; he was very engaging and entertaining. The content was highly insightful and actionable, which is exactly what we were after. It was a great highlight to our event.”
COO. US Tech company.
Jeremy Schwartz is also an expert on the future of leadership. Leaders at all levels are seeking to accelerate individual and team performance. At the same time, they are under pressure to profit from sustainability, embrace AI and be more competitive. Jeremy brings world-class insights and actionable leadership tools to infuse the mindsets and behaviours of market leaders throughout audiences. Examples include empowering teams to make decisions faster, overcoming self-limiting mindsets, becoming accountable leaders and embracing sustainability as a source of competitive advantage.
Jeremy’s vision of the future has seen him anticipate what business leaders need to embrace ahead of time. For example, Schwartz was commissioning sustainability strategies as early as 2005.
In 2018, he authored and presented the BBC program ‘Retail’s AI Revolution’, subsequently incorporating AI into the Pandora transformation.
His forthcoming book Act Fast & Get Things Done takes learnings from turnarounds, tech companies and AI to empower business leaders and their teams to act faster.
Jeremy Schwartz Speaking Topics:
With Schwartz’s broad CEO experience, he crafts every speech to each client’s needs. His interactive approach has audiences actively participating and contributing during his speech.
Make Your Purpose Count
Are your employees disengaged, consumers sceptical, and investors distant? The lack of a well-articulated, genuine purpose may be the culprit.
Without a resonating purpose, you risk losing valuable talent, consumer trust, and investment opportunities. A hollow or unclear purpose can drain your organization’s vitality. Jeremy takes you through a journey to find, articulate, and live your company’s true purpose. No more bland mission statements. You’ll learn how to engage employees emotionally, creating a ripple effect that reaches your consumers and resonates with investors. It’s about day-to-day actions, decision-making processes, and the sustainable and spectacular business outcomes that a well-integrated purpose can achieve.
Profit from Sustainability
Is sustainability a line-item cost for you, offering no returns?
This narrow view can cause you to miss out on profitable opportunities and risk becoming obsolete in a rapidly evolving market.
Jeremy’s unique CEO P&L perspective goes beyond just ticking the sustainability box. He challenges you to consider it a revenue-generating opportunity that aligns with long-term goals. By integrating sustainability initiatives into your core business model, you appeal to conscious consumers, inspire employees and gain investor trust. Jeremy will walk you through case studies, offer actionable strategies, and provide the tools you need to develop sustainable and profitable new business models.
Innovate to Inspire Consumers
Are you struggling to grow market share in a consumer landscape that changes at the speed of a scroll?
Inaction or outdated methods can lead to dwindling market presence and lost revenue.
Drawing from a history of generating multi-billion euro innovations, Jeremy will share proven techniques to dig deeper into consumer needs, wants, and unspoken desires. This isn’t just about market research; it’s about empathy, understanding, and, most importantly, action. You’ll learn to turn consumer insights into innovative products, captivating marketing strategies, and compelling customer experiences. As a result, you’ll have a more robust bottom line and a stronger, more sustainable relationship with your consumers.
Mindset Makes Culture
Is your company culture stagnant, making attracting and retaining top talent difficult?
Poor culture can stifle innovation, reduce productivity, and compromise your competitive edge.
Jeremy delves deep into the psychology and practices needed to cultivate an open, growth-oriented mindset, the cornerstone of a dynamic, world-class culture. Through hands-on exercises and real-world case studies, you’ll gain the practical tools to foster a culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Your employees will not only feel more engaged and satisfied, but they’ll also become active ambassadors of your organizational values, furthering your reach and impact.
Everyone’s a Leader Now
Finding that traditional hierarchical structures are causing bottlenecks and inefficiencies?
Sticking to outdated leadership models is a one-way ticket to reduced agility, lacklustre performance, and disengaged employees.
Leadership in the modern world is not restricted to C-suite executives. Jeremy introduces proven strategies to instil leadership qualities across all levels of your organization. You’ll learn how to tap into the latent potential within your team, creating an environment where everyone feels empowered to take initiative and make decisions. Consequently, through practical exercises and case studies, you’ll see how this horizontal leadership model boosts organizational agility, improves responsiveness to market changes, and fosters an inclusive environment where diverse contributions are valued.
Digital and AI Transformation
Are you aware of the massive potential digital transformation and AI could bring to your business but unsure how to implement them effectively? Have you found that your digital initiatives are misaligned with your core business objectives, leading to wasted investment and unrealized potential?
Jeremy brings a rich tapestry of experience leading digital and AI initiatives at major global companies. He will show you how to transform your technology, business model, and corporate culture into a future-ready, digital-first organization. This involves creating a digital vision that aligns with your strategic objectives, identifying opportunities for AI to solve real business problems, and fostering an agile, data-driven, and innovation-oriented culture. It’s not just about adopting new technologies but fundamentally transforming how you operate and deliver value to your customers. As a result, you’ll be armed with actionable strategies and proven frameworks to kickstart your transformation journey. In conclusion, to ensure you stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape.