For more than 20 years, Joel Makower
has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur on corporate sustainability practices, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental goals with business strategy.
Joel is chairman and executive editor of Greener World Media
, creator of GreenBiz.com
and other popular web sites, research, and events on the greening of mainstream business. He also is co-founder of Clean Edge Inc.
, a research and consulting firm focusing on building markets for clean energy technologies, and a senior strategist at GreenOrder
, which consults with leading companies on strategic sustainability issues. From 1991 to 2005 he was editor of "The Green Business Letter," a monthly newsletter on corporate environmental strategy. Makower has consulted to a wide range of companies on corporate sustainability topics, including Gap, GE, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, and Nike.
A former nationally syndicated columnist, Joel is author of more than a dozen books, including his latest, Strategies for the Green Economy
. Previous books include Beyond the Bottom Line: Putting Social Responsibility to Work for Your Business and the World, about the profit and potential of socially responsible business practices; The E-Factor: The Bottom-Line Approach to Environmentally Responsible Business, on how companies are responding to environmental challenges in positive and profitable ways, and The Green Consumer, a best-selling guide to the environmental marketplace.
The Associated Press has called him "The guru of green business practices."
Makower advises both nonprofits and for-profits. He is an advisor to VantagePoint Ventures' cleantech practice
, and sits on the board of the nonprofits Climate Counts
, the Biomimicry Institute
, and GreenBlue. He also is an advisor to such cleantech start-ups as Intrago
, Delaware Power Systems
, and Cooler
In a previous life, Joel compiled and authored an oral history of the Woodstock Music Festival, published in 1989 for the 20th anniversary and re-released in 2009
for the 40th.
Email Joel at email@example.com