Ray C. Anderson

The People Behind Today's Responsible Brands: Teresa Coles Talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on How One Man's Conscience Upended an Industry

Reprinted from Teresa Coles' article for CSRWire
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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

Ecocentricity Blog: Hot Off the Digital Presses

By: John A. Lanier
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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

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.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

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“Fossil fuel divestment is both ethically and fiscally responsible,” said John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and one of Ray’s five grandchildren. “Investment has consequences, and we intend for our assets to grow by fueling renewable energy and other clean technologies that will combat climate change.”

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“Fossil fuel divestment is both ethically and fiscally responsible,” said John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and one of Ray’s five grandchildren. “Investment has consequences, and we intend for our assets to grow by fueling renewable energy and other clean technologies that will combat climate change.”

Ecocentricity Blog: 23 Years

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I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be sitting in my local coffee shop writing this blog post if Ray hadn’t given that speech. My professional vocation might not have had anything to do with environmentalism if he hadn’t planted the “sustainability” flag that day in the heart of Interface’s business operations.

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I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be sitting in my local coffee shop writing this blog post if Ray hadn’t given that speech. My professional vocation might not have had anything to do with environmentalism if he hadn’t planted the “sustainability” flag that day in the heart of Interface’s business operations.

Georgia Historical Society Announces the Collection of Environmental Visionary Ray C. Anderson Now Open For Research

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The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research at the GHS Research Center in Savannah and online through the GHS online finding aids. The collection was donated to GHS by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. in late 2015.

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The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research at the GHS Research Center in Savannah and online through the GHS online finding aids. The collection was donated to GHS by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. in late 2015.

Georgia Historical Society Magazine Highlights Ray C. Anderson Collection

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In 2015, the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, visionary industrialist, environmentalist, founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc. was donated to the permanent collection of the Georgia Historical Society Research Center. This important collection was donated by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation jointly with Interface, Inc.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Quotes that Stay with Us

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It’s not just in our words, however, that we offer an example to others. Our actions do so as well, and often with greater impact.

My wife and I are about six weeks away from welcoming our son into the world. As you might imagine, this is one of the more exciting times in our lives. We are both anxious and hopeful in these final weeks, very aware of what a blessed time this is for us.

Ecocentricity Blog: Our Gathering Place

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One of our family’s gathering places is particularly special, because it connects everyone to Ray in a very meaningful way. We call it Lost Valley.

I think it is important for families to have gathering places. It may be as simple as your parents’ living room on Christmas morning. Some families might gather at a favorite restaurant every month or so. Others might have an annual vacation where everyone blocks out a whole week to go to the same beach the family has visited for decades.

Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway

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Olivia Ries is co-founder of One More Generation and a friend of the Ray C. Anderson Foundatio

Today’s article is one I am glad to bring to you because it shares with you how the legacy of a visionary is still changing the world for the better, even after his death. 

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