Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Meet the World's Greenest CEO

Thought I'd mention an interesting interview I randomly caught on The Hour with the so-called "World's Greenest CEO", Ray Anderson. Founder of carpet manufacturer Interface, Inc., this guy is genuinely interested in creating sustainable, even restorative industry, and as a proven money-maker, has the skills to convince people that it can be economically viable. Apparently his factories have already virtually eliminated solid waste and carbon monoxide emissions, and are now focused on moving toward petroleum-free products and total sustainability. Anyway, I can't really summarize without it all sounding like boring rhetoric, so check out this interview and you'll see what I mean.

He also mentions a book by Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce, as his inspiration. Sounds interesting.

Anyway nice to see that capitalists out there also care about the future of life on Earth...guess they're people too.