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Change | Environmentalism | Globalization | Corporate Social Responsibility
For more than twenty years, Joel Makower has been a highly respected voice on the greening of business. As a writer 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. He has worked with some of the leading companies and brands, including Clifbar, Clorox, GE, GM, Hewlett Packard, Nike, and Stonyfleld Farm.
Mr. Makower is chairman and executive editor of Greener World Media, a media company that produces the acclaimed b-to-b sites GreenBiz.com, ClimateBiz.com, and GreenerBuildings.com; co-founder of Clean Edge, a clean-tech research and publishing firm; and senior advisor at GreenOrder, a sustainability strategy firm. He also writes "Two Steps Forward," a popular blog on green business, clean technology, and green marketing.
Joel Makower has been a keynote speaker on these topics at more than one hundred industry conferences and events. He has been a commentator of "Marketplace," public radio's nightly business show, and appears regularly in both broadcast and print media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, and Business 2.0; and on Larry King Live, Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, All Things Considered, and on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and other networks. In 2007, he was featured in the Sundance Channel series Big Ideas for a Small Planet.
The Associated Press has called Joel Makower "the guru of green business practices."
A former nationally syndicated columnist, Mr. Makower is author of more than a dozen books, including Beyond the Bottom Line: Putting Social Responsibility to Work for Your Business and the World (Simon & Schuster, 1994), The E-Factor: The Bottom-Line Approach to Environmentally Responsible Business (Random House, 1992), and The Green Consumer (Penguin Books, 1990).
Joel Makower serves as a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, an advisor to VantagePoint Venture Partner's clean-technology practice, and in a board or advisory capacity for many other for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
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