31 Jul '12, 12pm

A new foundation to honor Ray Anderson's legacy

A new foundation to honor Ray Anderson's legacy

Last Saturday, on what would have been his 78th birthday, a small group of friends and family of the late Ray Anderson , the founder of Interface and a giant in the world of sustainable business, gathered in LaGrange, Georgia, to inaugurate a foundation in his name to "champion a revolution in sustainable production and consumption." Anderson died of cancer on August 8, 2011, at age 77, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy as a Southern industrialist who dared to envision his carpet company as a model for the closed-loop, restorative enterprise of tomorrow. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which will roll out online next week, aims "to promote a sustainable society by supporting and pioneering initiatives that harmonize society, business and the environment for the present generation and tomorrow's child," according to its mission statement. "We will achieve this mission ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/07/29/new-foundation-ho...

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