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Ray Anderson, the Green CEO Who Really Gets It

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In this week’s Going Green column, I have a piece on Ray Anderson, the founder of the modular carpet manufacturer Interface and quite possibly the greenest CEO in America. Some of that reputation stems from what Anderson has done with Interface, setting the company on a path to total sustainability—meaning zero waste—by 2020. But to me, what really sets Anderson apart is his vision. He sees business in ethical terms, and he recognizes that unsustainable business—taking more from the Earth than you put back—is ultimately a form of theft. That’s a bracing clarity we could use more of. Read the piece here.

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