Saturday, February 9, 2013

Video - Interview with Ray Anderson the Late Sustainability Pioneer

Back in the 90's, Ray Anderson was pretty much set for life - running a carpet company that made nearly a billion dollars a year. The company is called 'Interface', Ray started it more than 30 years ago and now, it's the largest carpet manufacturer in the world. It's also one of the greenest. Back in '94, he vowed to make his company the world's first sustainable business, with a carbon footprint of zero by the year 2020. Basically, do business, make money and protect the environment at the same time. More than a decade later Interface is halfway there and still making lots of money. So now, Ray is spreading the word. He's been in the documentary 'The Corporation,' which criticizes how big companies operate and he's been part of Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental doc 'The 11th Hour.' These days, Ray travels the world - talking about corporate sustainability. He's also put together a little something for the President of the United States, a 100 day action plan for the environment.

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