Ray Anderson

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy


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 Revisited - Profitable & Sustainable Business

The updated book by Ray Anderson's Grandson John Lanier with foreword by Paul Hawken

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.

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

Solutions in Focus

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

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.


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.

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

How Biomimicry can help sequester carbon and build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design

by Janine Benyus co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute 

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

A New Kind of Olympics

by John Anderson Lanier

So what would the Olympics look like in non-sports form? Let’s assume the whole world was willing to gather for some other purpose, sending official delegations, national leaders, support staff and even fans to one city for two weeks. What if that gathering captured the same spirit of hope and enthusiasm that permeates the Olympic Games? Perhaps the focus could even be something as ambitious as solving climate change. Can you imagine that?

Ray C. Anderson's Collection Finds Permanent Home at the Georgia Historical Society

Press Release

September 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, visionary industrialist, environmentalist, founder and Chairman of Interface® has been donated to the permanent collection of the Georgia Historical Society Research Center.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Commits $1.5 Million Towards Crowdsourcing Nature-inspired Innovation

Press Release

July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In 1994, sustainability pioneer and self-described “former corporate plunderer” Ray C. Anderson started his company, Interface, on a journey towards revolutionizing the entire carpet industry. Over twenty years later, the foundation that bears his name is now focused on something even bigger - a worldwide call to action to crowdsource nature-inspired innovations and bring them to markets where they are needed the most.

Ray Anderson's Legacy: Funding the Next Generation of Business Leaders at Georgia Tech

Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Multimedia with summary

Earlier in the week we announced the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $5 million commitment to the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology to rename the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability.


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