Chairman, Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group, Inc.
Strategic Innovation Lab, Case Western Reserve University
Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc., a media and events company focusing on the intersection of sustainable business and clean technology. He hosts the annual GreenBiz forums as well as the VERGE conferences produced around the world by his company, and is principal author of GreenBiz’s annual “State of Green Business” report. Mr. Makower also serves as a senior fellow at the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. Along with the lab’s co-founders and co-directors, Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Patrick Doherty, he co-authored “The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century.” A former nationally syndicated columnist, Makower is author of more than a dozen other books. The Associated Press has called him “the guru of green business practices.”