Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc.
Joel Makower is an award-winning author and speaker on the intersection of sustainable business, clean technology, and innovation. He hosts the GreenBiz Forum and VERGE conferences, and authors the annual “State of Green Business” report. He has written more than a dozen books, including Strategies for the Green Economy (2008), and has a book, forthcoming from Macmillan, on a grand sustainability strategy for America, born at the Pentagon. The Associated Press has called Makower "The guru of green-business practices." In 2012, he was awarded the Hutchens Medal by the American Society for Quality. In 2014, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Institute of Sustainability Professionals.
BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.