09 Aug '11, 5am

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

It’s a sad day for environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders around the world. Ray Anderson, 77, chairman and founder of Interface, passed away at his home in Atlanta on August 8, 2011. Ray lost a 20-month battle with cancer, according to a statement by Interface . Ray is famous for his “epiphany” in 1994, when he decided to take Interface in a new direction. “[Ray] wanted Interface, a company so oil-intensive you could think of it as an extension of the petrochemical industry, to be the first enterprise in history to become truly sustainable—to shut down the smokestacks, close off its effluent pipes, to do no harm to the environment and take nothing not easily renewed by the earth.” Anderson authored two books on his environmental journey with Interface: Mid-Course Correction (1998) and Confessions of a Radical Industrialist (2009), later released in paper as...

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