As I counsel clients around the world on the most innovative and cost-effective ways to make their companies more sustainable, I often recommend approaches that may, on the surface, seem counterintuitive to the best of intentions behind “radical transparency.” Interface has long been a strong supporter of transparency, first demonstrated … Read more »
Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface, Inc. and a widely recognized leader in sustainable business, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 77. Anderson was one of the most vocal proponents of environmentalism’s role in business. He founded Interface, a producer of free-lay carpet tiles, in 1973, … Read more »
Within the environmental community, there is widespread acceptance of the Ehrlich equation that establishes the relationship among four factors: population (P), affluence (A), technology (T), and environmental impact (I). The relationships are expressed in the famous Ehrlich impact equation: I=PxAxT (published in The Population Bomb by Paul and Anne Ehrlich). … Read more »
Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface, discusses his vision for sustainable commerce at TED 2009.