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Ray C. Anderson

Ray C. Anderson

Ray Anderson was named one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment and one of MSNBC.com’s Top 15 Green Business Leaders in 2007. He and Interface have been featured in three documentary films, including The Corporation and So Right So Smart. He cochaired the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and the Presidential Climate Action Project. He and Interface have been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, and many other publications. He is the author of Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist and Confessions of a Radical Industrialist.

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  • Ray C. Anderson on Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

    "This is real sustainability in action."

  • Ray Anderson on Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

    Founder and chairman of Interface Inc, Ray Anderson discusses sustainable industry and green business in his book, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist.

  • Ray Anderson - So Right So Smart

    Interface Inc. Founder and Chairman of this successful carpet manufacturer, Ray Anderson, underwent a "mid-course correction" in 1994 after reading a book by Paul Hawken called The Ecology of Commerce. Since his environmental epiphany, Ray has spearheaded an effort to transform Interface from an oil-based manufacturer to a zero environmental footprint company by the year 2020. This documentary will explore how Ray's infectious advocacy and Interface's example have enlightened the minds and

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Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

Ray C. Anderson with Robin White

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can’t be replaced by the earth. In this remarkable book, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of us to share that goal. 

 

The Interface story is a compelling one. Fifteen years after Anderson’s initiative, Interface has:

 

-Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 94 percent

-Cut fossil fuel consumption by 60 percent

-Cut waste by 80 percent

-Cut water use by 80 percent

-Invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes

-Increased sales by 66 percent, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins

 

Offering practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; we can improve our bottom lines and do right by the earth. Written with passion and an executive’s hardheaded savvy, Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist is the most inspiring business book of our time.

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Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Ray C. Anderson with Robin White

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company:  to take nothing from the earth...

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