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Ecocentricity Blog: Vinyl Is in Style

By: John A. Lanier
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When they made the decision to enter the LVT market, Interface was committed to pioneering more sustainable manufacturing processes and figuring out how to close the loop on the product.

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When they made the decision to enter the LVT market, Interface was committed to pioneering more sustainable manufacturing processes and figuring out how to close the loop on the product.

A Ray of Sunshine and Hope

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What is your company doing for the environment? This was the question that changed Ray C. Anderson’s life in 1994, in what he calls his “spear in the chest” epiphany. Serenbe's blog explores Ray Anderson's legacy, from his years at Interface to his family foundation, The Ray and John Lanier's book: Mid-Course Correction Revisited. They also highlight how RayDay at Serenbe has become a favorite tradition for Ray's family and friends from Georgia and beyond.

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What is your company doing for the environment? This was the question that changed Ray C. Anderson’s life in 1994, in what he calls his “spear in the chest” epiphany. Serenbe's blog explores Ray Anderson's legacy, from his years at Interface to his family foundation, The Ray and John Lanier's book: Mid-Course Correction Revisited. They also highlight how RayDay at Serenbe has become a favorite tradition for Ray's family and friends from Georgia and beyond.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

Reprinted in full, with permission from Jim Hartzfeld and Pyxera Global
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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

Mid-Course Correction Revisited - Profitable & Sustainable Business

The updated book by Ray Anderson's Grandson John Lanier with foreword by Paul Hawken
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by John Lanier, author and grandson of Ray Anderson 

You always remember your first. Book, that is – you always remember your first book. You know, the first one you write. What were you thinking of?

In my case, the first book is also my only book. Whether I go on to write a hundred more or keep authorship in my rearview mirror, Mid-Course Correction Revisited will always be special to me. The reason is simple. It has everything to do with who my co-author was.

How to Start a Corporate Revolution

Reprinted from Conscious Company
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Interface’s story can not only inspire but also instruct us all in how a purposeless company can transform itself to become a vehicle for achieving something important for the world and improve its financial performance in the process. 

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Interface’s story can not only inspire but also instruct us all in how a purposeless company can transform itself to become a vehicle for achieving something important for the world and improve its financial performance in the process. 

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

Solutions in Focus
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GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

Ecocentricity Blog: I Did a Thing

By: John A. Lanier
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The thing I did was write a book. Well, the second half of a book to be more precise. My grandfather wrote the first half, which he and Interface released as Mid-Course Correction in 1998.

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The thing I did was write a book. Well, the second half of a book to be more precise. My grandfather wrote the first half, which he and Interface released as Mid-Course Correction in 1998.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

Ecocentricity Blog: Dropping an L-Bomb

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson succeeded in transforming the culture of Interface, and that culture shift is still felt today. Advancing sustainability is not a corporate strategy for Interface, but rather an identity.

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Ray Anderson succeeded in transforming the culture of Interface, and that culture shift is still felt today. Advancing sustainability is not a corporate strategy for Interface, but rather an identity.

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