The story is now legend; the "spear in the chest" epiphany Ray Anderson experienced when he first read Paul Hawken’s, "The Ecology of Commerce" seeking inspiration for a speech to an Interface task force on the company’s environmental vision.
His Georgia-based company, Interface, Inc., was recently ranked number one in The Sustainability Survey, a survey of global sustainability thought leaders conducted by GlobeScan. The once captain of industry has eschewed his luxury car for a Prius, built an off-the-grid home, authored a 1998 book describing his epiphany, "Mid-Course Correction," and has a new book, released on September 15, 2009, chronicling his journey, "Confessions of a Radical Industrialist". More details of Mr. Anderson's life are available on the InterfaceFlor, the company he founded in 1973 and now a billion-dollar corporation and “Most Admired Companies in America”
Mr. Andnerson passed away in 2011.
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A Father's Sustainability Legacy | Ray C. Anderson Foundation
In September 2011, one month after Ray C. Anderson died, his two daughters—Mary Anne Lanier, now 60, and Harriet Langford, 57—were summoned to his lawyer’s Atlanta office. Anderson had founded Interface, the world’s largest commercial carpet-tile manufacturer, and he left his daughters a $50 million philanthropic trust. “We were absolutely shocked,” says Langford. Anderson had given no instructions about where the money should go or what the foundation should focus on. “We went around for the next six months like deer in the headlights,” she says. Read more: http://bit.ly/2yKUxmC
EarthSayers Janine Benyus; Harriet Langford; Mary Anne Lanier