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Joel Makower

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chairman/Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group, media and events executive; bestselling author on sustainable business, innovation and cleantech.

Chairman/Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group, media and events executive; bestselling author on sustainable business, innovation and cleantech.

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Founder

Clean Edge

Advisor

Various nonprofits and for-profits
The CSR Group
Clean Edge
Various nonprofits and for-profits

Positions

Chairman / Executive Editor GreenBiz Group Inc. January 2005 - present
Co-founder Clean Edge October 2000 - present
Advisor and board member Various nonprofits and for-profits January 1999 - present
Author, journalist, and speaker January 1981 - present

Education

University of California, Berkeley Journalism

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • News

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Julia Farber
We worked together  •  Spotter, Spotted by Locals and Co-Founder and Treasurer, Detroit XPAC.
Joel provides incredible insight into the world of sustainable business. He is well-connected and has incredible stories and advice to share ... as a result of his personal discussions with some of the top leaders in business.
David Gottfried
We worked together  •  CEO, Regenerative Network and Founder, World Green Building Council. Stanford grad.
Joel is prolific, bright, knowledgeable and honest. He has decades of horizontal sustainability and green business experience. Joel is artic ... ulate and has lots of wisdom. I value his counsel and friendship.
Carrie Norton
They're my advisor: other  •  Founder & CEO, Green Business BASE CAMP. Previously Vice President, Commercial Solar Solutions, Petersen Dean Inc..
Joel is one of the foremost authorities on green business and sustainability in the world. Greenbiz.com is the authority--the 'New York Tim ... es'--of green business and sustainability news for any serious professional. I trust Joel with my life, not just for priceless advice on sound business decisions that can help us all make progress toward a transformed economy.
Kevin Surace
They're my friends  •  Board Member, Spot Trender and Board Member, SVForum.
Joel knows how to build a great media and conference business from the ground up. And knows the green/sustainability space as well as anyone ... in the country.
Bill Shireman
We worked together  •  President and CEO, The Future 500 and President, Global Futures Foundation. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Strong practical knowledge, skeptical inquiry, straight shooter, decades of experience, a large network of contacts, and absurdly funny
Mark Tulay
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Sustainability Risk Advisors & Sustainability ROI.
Depth of understanding in the sustainability movement and the nexus between companies, initiatives and innovation, set Joel apart. He is a t ... rue visionary that is also proven to execute
Susan McPherson
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies. Previously Senior Vice President, Director of Global Marketing, Fenton Communications. B.U. grad.
Joel is extremely knowledgeable on a range of subjects including cleantech, sustainability and renewable energy. He is tremendous network is ... invaluable to any start-up looking to up their business deals, partnerships and success.
Andy Ruben
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, yerdle. Previously VP Global eCommerce Strategy, Walmart.com. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
He has a passion for progress and is able to cut through BS to get there. Joel would make an excellent mentor-

Robert Watson
We worked together  •  CEO, ECON Group and Finance & Audit Committee Member, U.S. Green Building Council. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Rob's deep expertise in green building and resilient cities is matched only by his passion and commitment to these things.

Julia Farber
We worked together  •  Spotter, Spotted by Locals and Co-Founder and Treasurer, Detroit XPAC.
Julia is a consummate professional in the world of policy and environmental standards, among other topics. She's one of the more passionate, ... persuasive and articulate people I know.

Susan McPherson
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies. Previously Senior Vice President, Director of Global Marketing, Fenton Communications. B.U. grad.
Susan is one of the most passionate and effective communicators out there on aligning brands and social purpose. She is a consummate network ... er and leverages her considerable passion, persuasion and personal network to benefit companies and causes seeking to improve the environment, opportunities for women and girls, and philanthropy. She would be a world-class mentor or advisor for any entrepreneur or executive working in these areas.

Rodrigo Prudencio
We worked together  •  Most recently, cofounder of Shuddle. Past CEO of Hara Software and VC in cleantech. Exploring new ideas in the so called shared economy
I've known Rodrigo for about a decade and have had the opportunity to work with him in a variety of capacities. He is smart, analytical and ... extremely knowledgeable about the spheres in which he operates. And he is a pleasure to work with. Rodrigo has worked with dozens of start-ups as an investor, board member, executive and mentor. He is one of the people I turn for insight and inspiration.