Occupation: Chairman and Executive Editor


  • For nearly 20 years, Joel Makower has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line.  As a writer, speaker, and strategist on corporate environmental practices, clean technology, and green marketing, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental responsibility with business success.
  • Joel is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., creator of GreenBiz.com and other popular web sites, research, and events on the greening of mainstream business.
  • Joel is also the principal author of the annual State of Green Business report and the Greener by Design conference, both produced by Greener World Media
  • He also serves as a senior strategist at GreenOrder, a sustainability consultancy, as well as co-founder and principal of Clean Edge Inc., a research and publishing firm focusing on building markets for clean energy technologies
  • A former nationally syndicated columnist, Joel is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including his latest, Strategies for the Green Economy
  • Worked with a wide range of companies on corporate environmental strategy and practices, including Gap, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Levi Strauss, Nike, and Procter & Gamble

Claim to fame: The Associated Press has called him "The guru of green business practices."


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Twitter: @makower