Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., and the creator of GreenBiz.com, as well as a number of research and events on sustainable business and clean technology. He hosts GreenBiz.com’s annual GreenBiz forums as well as the VERGE conferences and is principal author of the annual “State of Green Business” report. For more than 25 years, Makower has been a well respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur on corporate sustainability practices, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental goals with business strategy. He serves as a senior fellow at the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University, and, along with the lab’s cofounders, Mark Mykleby and Patrick Doherty, he is coauthor of The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century, about a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a strategic national imperative.
A retired Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps, Mark Mykleby is currently Codirector of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He started his military career as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and eventually achieved the rank of Colonel. A graduate of the Marine Weapons and Tactics Instructor School, the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), and the Allied Air Forces Central Europe’s Tactical Leadership Program, Mykleby’s operational and combat experience includes numerous deployments to the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asian theaters. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a special strategic assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, when he coauthored A National Strategic Narrative, a 21st century grand strategy for the nation. Mykleby retired from the Marines in 2011 and served as a senior fellow at the New America Foundation from 2011 to 2014. He coauthored The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century, about a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a national strategic imperative.
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