Joel Makower

Joel Makower is Chairman & Co-founder at GreenBiz Group.
For more than 30 years, he has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. Among his many duties at GreenBiz, he hosts the annual GreenBiz forums and is author of the annual State of Green Business report.
In 2012, he was awarded the Hutchens Medal by the American Society for Quality, which cited “his ability to tell compelling stories that both inform and inspire business leaders toward profitable action.” In 2014, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
A former nationally syndicated columnist, Joel is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including The New Grand Strategy, published in 2016. He also writes Two Steps Forward, a popular blog on sustainable business, clean technology and green marketing.
The Associated Press has called him “The guru of green business practices.”

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