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Andrew Shapiro

Expert on on Energy and the Environment, Technology, Corporate Responsibility, Public Policy, and Globalization

Andrew Shapiro

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New York, United States

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Andrew L. Shapiro is Founder and CEO of GreenOrder, Inc., a sustainability strategy firm he founded in 2000 that helps companies make environmental excellence, energy innovation, and corporate responsibility drivers of profitable growth.  Since 2004, Shapiro has worked closely with General Electric’s senior management on the creation and implementation of its award-winning, multi-billion dollar “ecomagination” initiative.  Other GreenOrder clients have included Allianz, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Morgan Stanley, NYC2012 Olympic Bid, Office Depot, Pfizer, Philadelphia Eagles, Pitney Bowes, Silverstein Properties (WTC redevelopment), Tishman Speyer, Vornado Realty, and Warner Bros. Studios.

A regular moderator of seminars for the Aspen Institute since 1998, Shapiro has written about and lectured on energy and the environment, technology, corporate responsibility, public policy, and globalization.  He has been a visiting faculty member at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, and the Salzburg Seminar, and also served recently on the environmental advisory committees for the NYC2012 Olympic Bid and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. During 2001-02, he produced and hosted a season of Digital Age, a weekly TV program that appeared on PBS affiliate WNYE.

Shapiro is the author of The Control Revolution: How the Internet is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know, an Amazon.com bestseller which Industry Standard magazine named one of 1999’s Ten Books that Matter.  The Control Revolution, which has been published in Chinese and Spanish, was called “an excellent, balanced and thorough new book” (L.A. Times), “a penetrating analysis” (Publisher’s Weekly, starred review), “nuanced and provocative” (New York Times), and “a balanced, carefully edited guide to the issues posed by the Internet” (Washington Post).  The Economist wrote: “Anyone concerned about how the Internet may change society ought to read [it].”

Shapiro’s first book, We’re Number One!: Where America Stands—and Falls—in the New World Order (Vintage Books, 1992), was published in English, Japanese, and German. Shapiro’s writing has also appeared in diverse publications including The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, Lingua Franca, The Nation, New York, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Spin, The Washington Post, Wired, and The Yale Law Journal.  Project Censored chose his 1995 article “Street Corners in Cyberspace” as one of ten top articles of the year.  In 1999, Shapiro was named by MIT’s Technology Review magazine as one of 100 young innovators who will shape the future of technology.

He speaks at conferences internationally and has appeared on CNN, PBS’s NewsHour, NBC’s Today Show, C-Span, the BBC, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and his work has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and Harper’s.  In December 1992, he spoke at President Clinton’s post-election economic summit in Little Rock.

Shapiro has previously served as director of the Aspen Institute Internet Policy Project; senior advisor to the Markle Foundation; resident fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society; First Amendment Fellow at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice; and a fellow at The Century Foundation.  He cofounded Kind Media Inc., which owned and operated music assets including Jambands.com and the Jammy awards, until their sale in 2001.  He is a cofounder of the Technorealism project; a board member of the Southern Center for Human Rights; and an advisor to Meetup.com.  He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Shapiro is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa, 1990) and Yale Law School (1995), where he was senior editor of The Yale Law Journal and co-editor-in-chief of The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.  He served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and is a member of the New York State bar.  His legal experience includes arguing a voting rights case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

He and his wife Nina Bauer have two young children and live in New York City.

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