Founder of Next Step Living on energy efficiency and fighting climate change


June 24, 2014

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With a growing list of accolades – No. 84 on the Inc. 500 list of fast-growing companies; named to the Global Cleantech 100 and the TiE Silicon Valley’s “2014 Global Hot Technology Start-Up Watch List”; and recognized as the fastest-growing private company in Massachusetts – Next Step Living has almost 800 employees and is growing by 100% year over year.

The company is built on “practivism”, which its website describes as an “unabashedly activist agenda” to fight climate change and energy waste that’s coupled with practical get-it-done approach to building a sustainable business. I recently had the opportunity to speak with founder and CEO Geoff Chapin. A graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management who worked at both Bain & Company Consulting and the Bridgespan Group, a fully-independent non-profit that was founded by members of and incubated by Bain, Chapin recently was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 award finalist for New England.  Continue reading at Forbes.

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