Andrew L. Shapiro joins Car Charging Group
Mr. Shapiro, who was recently described as "green business’s go-to-guy" by Fortune’s Marc Gunther, has spent the last two decades connecting new technologies and introducing change. Over the last twelve years, Mr. Shapiro has specialized in energy and environmental innovation with a previous focus on information technology and globalization.
Mr. Shapiro founded and currently leads Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy corporations to invest in and commercialize the industry’s most promising market-ready innovations.
Prior to Broadscale, Mr. Shapiro founded GreenOrder, a strategic advisory firm that worked with more than 100 enterprises to create energy and environmental innovation as a competitive advantage. In this capacity, Mr. Shapiro and his team provided strategic counsel to General Motors on the launch of the Chevrolet Volt, and served as the green advisor for 7 World Trade Center, New York City’s first LEED-certified office tower.
Mr. Shapiro and GreenOrder also co-founded the US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF), and created GO Ventures, a subsidiary to incubate and invest in environmentally innovative businesses, which cofounded and financed California Bioenergy, Class Green Capital, and GreenYour.com. He also led the sale of GreenYour.com to Recyclebank and joined Recyclebank’s Sustainability Advisory Council.
Mr. Shapiro has been a visiting faculty member at Yale and Columbia, is on the advisory board of Yale’s Center for Business and the Environment, and The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution initiative, and has served on environmental committees for the NYC2012 Olympic Bid, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Shapiro was also named by MIT’s Technology Review as one of 100 young innovators who would shape the future of technology. ■