Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

Joel Makower

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Clean Edge, Inc.

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382

Number of Boards

7

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Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP

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Founder at Clean Edge, Inc.

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Co-Founder at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Chief Strategist at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Executive Director at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Conference Director at GreenBiz Group, Inc.

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Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business at University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Founder at Winston Eco-Strategies, LLC

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President at Russell Design

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Joel Makower
Chairman & Executive Editor at GreenBiz Group, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Chairman & Executive Editor
2006 - Current

GreenBiz Group, Inc. provides business, technology and sustainability solutions. It produces research on topics related to business, technology and sustainability, including the annual State of green business and NGO reports. The firm also produces custom research reports for corporate clients and conducts monthly surveys. The company was founded by Joel Makower and Peter L. May in 2006 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Co-Founder
2000 - 2015

Clean Edge, Inc. offers a suite of indexes, benchmarking reports, advisory services, and events devoted to the clean-energy economy. It provides industry tracking, analysis, and guidance to corporates, governments, investors, economic development agencies, and NGOs. The company was founded by Joel Makower and Ron Pernick in 2000 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Senior Advisor
Prior

VantagePoint Management invests in companies located in North America. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of LED Lighting, biochemical & fuels, electric vehicles, solar power, wind energy, grid optimization, power storage, telecommunications, healthcare, cloud computing, digital media, consumer products, logistics, transportation, clod storage and fintech. They provides financing for seed, early and later stage capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Executive Editor
Current

GreenBiz Group, Inc. provides business, technology and sustainability solutions. It produces research on topics related to business, technology and sustainability, including the annual State of green business and NGO reports. The firm also produces custom research reports for corporate clients and conducts monthly surveys. The company was founded by Joel Makower and Peter L. May in 2006 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The CSR Group LLC provides corporate social responsibility consulting services. It offers services in supply chain responsibility, sustainability, and CSR communications. The company was founded by Paula Ivey in 2002 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Senior Advisor
Prior

VantagePoint Management invests in companies located in North America. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of LED Lighting, biochemical & fuels, electric vehicles, solar power, wind energy, grid optimization, power storage, telecommunications, healthcare, cloud computing, digital media, consumer products, logistics, transportation, clod storage and fintech. They provides financing for seed, early and later stage capital requirements.

Board Chair
Current

United Roots is a nonprofit company headquartered in Oakland, CA, that operates an association which organizes events and provides personal, career and business development.

Director
Current

TO FOSTER THE CREATION OF A RESILIENT SYSTEM OF COMMERCE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT.

Director
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $999
2018

The Biomimicry Institute is an American nonprofit company located in Missoula, MT, that operates as a organization to create nature inspired solutions for healthy planet.

$250 - $499
2011

The Marine Mammal Center rescues and cures injured, ill and orphaned marine mammals. It protects marine mammals and their environment along the northern California coast.The company was founded by Lloyd Smalley, Pat Arrigoni, and Paul Maxwell in 1975 and is headquartered in Sausalito, CA

$1 - $499
2005

WITNESS HELPS PEOPLE USE VIDEO AND TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT AND DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2010
Investments
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GreenBiz Group, Inc. provides business, technology and sustainability solutions. It produces research on topics related to business, technology and sustainability, including the annual State of green business and NGO reports. The firm also produces custom research reports for corporate clients and conducts monthly surveys. The company was founded by Joel Makower and Peter L. May in 2006 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Creative Works
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Strategies for the Green Economy

Events
Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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