09 Aug '11, 1pm

Green Business Champion Ray Anderson Dies At 77

Renowned green business leader Ray Anderson died on Monday from cancer at the age of 77. Anderson founded the modular carpet company Interface (Nasdaq: IFSIA) in 1973, and after reading Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce in 1994, he reconfigured the company's operations in an effort to achieve true sustainability. Anderson was committed to taking his company beyond the simple green makeover of purchasing carbon offsets and designing more responsible packaging. The self-proclaimed "radical industrialist" set a goal for Interface to achieve zero impact on the environment by 2020. In a 2008 interview with TreeHugger, Anderson said the company was halfway to its goal. In a 2010 Earth Day editorial for Sustainability: The Journal of Record , Anderson asserted that business and industry "are waking up to the same sense of urgency that must have created that very first Earth D...

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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! ...

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mnn.com 09 Aug '11, 2am

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

Ray Anderson, Interface Chairman and Sustainabi...

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...

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

treehugger.com 08 Aug '11, 9pm

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

A green giant passes: Ray Anderson, sustainable-biz pioneer, dies at 77:

A green giant passes: Ray Anderson, sustainable...

grist.org 08 Aug '11, 10pm

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

Ray Anderson: 1934-2011 via @greentechmedia

greentechmedia.com 09 Aug '11, 2am

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 ...

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

greenbiz.com 08 Aug '11, 9pm

What is there to say about Ray Anderson , the iconic and iconoclastic industrialist, who passed away today at age 77 after...

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...

Remembering Ray Anderson, green business hero and DSF board member, who passed away yesterday aged 77:

Remembering Ray Anderson, green business hero a...

davidsuzuki.org 09 Aug '11, 11pm

Foundation mourns green business hero and former board member August 9, 2011 | Leave a comment The late Ray Anderson (seco...

A few notes on the singular legacy of Ray Anderson, sustainability pioneer

A few notes on the singular legacy of Ray Ander...

mnn.com 09 Aug '11, 9pm

This is the essence of the jump from an unsustainable system to a sustainable one, and it only happens when there is a who...

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...

The loss of a true sustainability pioneer : #In...

businessgreen.com 09 Aug '11, 1pm

Ray Anderson, founder of Interface and one of the leading lights of the green business movement, has died at age 77, follo...

Ray Anderson

greenbiz.com 12 Aug '11, 1am

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

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

Sustainable Industries remembers "Radical Indus...

sustainableindustries.com 09 Aug '11, 11pm

“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...

A Magnate's Green Epiphany: Before Ray Anderson...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Aug '11, 8pm

Ray C. Anderson, a leading green business advocate and founder of Interface , one of the world’s largest carpet manufactur...