08 Aug '11, 9pm

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

What is there to say about Ray Anderson , the iconic and iconoclastic industrialist, who passed away today at age 77 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer? Over the past two decades, he has been deservedly celebrated and awarded like nearly no one else in the world of green business. Anderson, you likely know, was founder and chairman of Interface, Inc. , the Georgia-based carpet maker that has set what may well be the highest sustainability benchmark of any industrial company. That benchmark was Anderson’s doing, way back in the early 1990s, when he experienced the “spear in the chest” moment that would launch countless hundreds of speeches he would subsequently make around the world, along with two inspiring books. I first encountered Anderson in 1994, when Paul Hawken , whose book The Ecology of Commerce inspired Anderson to recognize that he was, by Anderson’s own...

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I never heard of Ray Anderson the first time I went to cover one of his speeches at a conference. But after a few minutes ...

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Ray Anderson Photo: Interface Way back in the '90s, before every company under the sun wanted to be seen as green, Ray And...

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Ray Anderson has been called the “greenest CEO in America” for his uncompromising advocacy of zero-waste manufacturing. In...

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Image credit Celcias So many in the business world claim to be sustainable, but back in 2004 Ray Anderson of Interface sai...

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Renowned green business leader Ray Anderson died on Monday from cancer at the age of 77. Anderson founded the modular carp...

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care2.com 09 Aug '11, 6am

What a pity that this good man died relatively young (77y) while many nasty people continue their destructive activities! ...

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

jetsongreen.com 09 Aug '11, 5am

It’s a sad day for environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders around the world. Ray Anderson, 77, chairman and...

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environmentalleader.com 09 Aug '11, 3pm

My hero and mentor, Ray Anderson. Ray was an awesome inspiration to me and many others working in the realm of sustainabil...

Green-biz pioneer Ray Anderson died today. Sad to lose such a visionary leader. Here's a Q&A I did with him in 2009:

Green-biz pioneer Ray Anderson died today. Sad ...

grist.org 08 Aug '11, 8pm

They will either do it or be superseded by those who do. The industrial system that operates today is undermining the basi...

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The following eulogy was delivered at the memorial service honoring Ray Anderson, held today in Atlanta, and reprinted wit...

Make sure to read Paul Hawken's stirring eulogy...

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We, who were so fortunate to know Ray Anderson, were in awe. He was many people, a father, executive, colleague, brother, ...

Sustainable Industries remembers "Radical Industrialist" Ray Anderson, including his powerful May 2009 speech in SF:

Sustainable Industries remembers "Radical Indus...

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“By my own definition, I am a plunderer of the earth and a thief — today, a legal thief,” Ray would later write in his 199...

A Magnate's Green Epiphany: Before Ray Anderson embraced sustainabiility, "behaving in ways which are responsibl...

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ATLANTA, Aug. 05 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - At the 240th Commencement celebration at Georgia Tech today, Ray Anderson, Fou...