Jeremy Schwartz – Challenges and Success in Business

Jeremy Schwartz

In the virtual interview with Finance Manager, Jeremy Schwartz discusses the major secular trends shaping the business world in the 21st century, including technology, demographic trends, environmental challenges, and social and wealth distribution issues.

Mr Schwartz advises managers to adopt an innovation and breakthrough mindset and run their businesses as usual while anticipating the future. He also emphasizes the importance of digital transformation, sustainability, agility, and empowering employees for businesses to succeed in the coming decades.

Mr Schwartz shares his experience on implementing digital and sustainable initiatives in companies, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises, and the importance of building an online presence and outsourcing certain tasks. He also discusses the growing trend of local sourcing and consumption and the importance of setting extraordinary goals and having a clear purpose for a company.

Mr Schwartz shares anecdotes about human insights and myths in corporations and the potential of blockchain technology to provide accurate data on product origins. Throughout the interview, Schwartz emphasizes the importance of transparency, openness to new ideas, and listening to employees and competitors for effective leadership.

Watch the interview below:

Jeremy SchwartzJeremy Schwartz is an inspiring speaker and ‘superstar’ storyteller who shares his CEO & MD expertise from the world class consumer and retail companies – L’Oréal, The Body Shop, Coca-Cola and Pandora. Topics include organisational mindsets of market leaders, profiting from sustainability and purpose and innovating consumer focused cultures. Schwartz’s leadership roles created huge value fast. Each generated more than $5bn in shareholder value in just 24 months. He shares how companies must innovate the way we work to get superior results, not just innovate what is sold. The secrets to success of the turnarounds of Pandora and Sainsburys, how Coke Zero was invented and L’Oréal’s journey to market leadership in the UK bring examples.

“Jeremy’s session was excellent. He nailed (and exceeded) the brief; he was very engaging and entertaining, and the content was highly insightful and actionable which is exactly what we were after. It was a great highlight to our event.”

Jeremy is an authority on sustainability, a reputation established by his roles as CEO of The Body Shop, Chairman of Kantar’s Sustainability Transformation practice and host of Saving Tomorrows Planet podcast. He shares real life stories of profiting from sustainability, setting stretching environmental goals, securing stakeholder buy-in, innovating sustainably without compromising profitability and reporting without greenwashing.

“Jeremy’s session was absolutely awesome! Jeremy is a talented & very professional speaker, who really understood the message we wanted to convey. On top of that, it was a real pleasure to work & share insights with Jeremy in advance to prepare the final presentation.”

He is an expert in the winning ways of world class companies. Jeremy unlocks their secrets of organisational mindsets, speed of decision making, slicing through silos and digital transformation. These are popular subjects with clients as Jeremy shares first hand experiences where he pioneered these in his roles worldwide.

“He’s the TikTok guy – his use of videos and animation got the messages across in such a refreshing new way.”

Jeremy’s content is rich in TikTok reels and videos so no death by PowerPoint with him. Every speech, masterclass and workshop are personalised to every client, and his probing questions in the scoping call gets to the heart of every event to give clear actionable insights for every audience.

He is currently working on two books:

  • Act Fast & Get Things Done takes learnings from turnarounds, tech companies and emergencies to give the tools we can all use in business to act faster.
  • Cut the Marketing Bullshit, 11 marketing fundamentals for business leaders goes back to the core of marketing to secure better results in this digital age.

In his private life, Jeremy is married with three Gen Z sons who are his personal advisors on what their generation needs. He is a driven by fitness being an accomplished mountaineer, cyclist and fundraiser as founding trustee for the Against Malaria Foundation.

Jeremy’s speaking topics are:

  • Make your purpose count
  • Profit from Sustainability
  • Innovate to inspire consumers
  • Mindset Makes Culture
  • Everyone’s a leader now
  • Slice Through Silos

Contact us if you would like to engage Jeremy Schwartz for your next event.