Daryl Hannah has appeared in over 40 feature films including Blade Runner, Splash, Wall Street, and Kill Bill.
Founder & Chairman
Since the days after his graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology as an industrial engineer, Ray Anderson has applied his entrepreneurial spirit to building one of the world's largest interior furnishings companies. After founding Interface in 1973, Ray and his company revolutionized the commercial floorcovering industry by producing America's first free-lay carpet tiles.
Founder & President
In addition to successfully running her own corporate sustainability strategy group, Mona Amodeo recently completed a PhD in Organizational Development. Her dissertation, Becoming Sustainable: Identity Dynamics within Transformational Culture Change at Interface, studied how Interface translated its sustainability mission into a value that permeates the culture.
Janine Benyus is a natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry, Janine names an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. Her most recent project, asknature.org seeks to connect biologists with innovators so that nature's design principles are accessible to all.
Founder & President
Earth Policy Institute
With degrees in Agricultural Science, Economics, and Public Administration, and having earned countless environmental prizes and awards for his scholarship, it is no surprise that the Washington Post called Lester Brown "one of the world's most influential thinkers.” He is the author of 50 books, including Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth. In 1974, Lester founded Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues. In May 2001, he founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy.
Founder / Owner
A legendary climber, surfer, entrepreneur, and environmentalist, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is famous for success on his own terms. Patagonia now earns over $240 million a year from worldwide sales, allowing its owner to seriously leverage his concern for the natural settings he's spent a lifetime enjoying. His resolve to minimize Patagonia's impact on the environment has, among other things, led the company to make their famous fleeces out of recycled soda bottles, use only organically grown cotton since the mid nineties and to donate at least 1% of its revenue each year to environmental causes.
VP, Environmental Affairs
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Paul is pursuing the challenge of helping Green Mountain Coffee Roasters become an environmental leader in the world of business. Green Mountain supports Fair Trade, has many organic varieties, and has undergone greening at their facilities in Waterbury, VT.
St. Lawrence University
A graduate of Cambridge University, Connett holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College and joined the faculty at St. Lawrence as a Professor of Chemistry in 1983. In addition to his interest in environmental chemistry, Connett is a passionate advocate of Zero Waste and has given more than 1,700 public presentations on the topic in over 44 countries. Connett has devoted a great deal of time to grass-roots environmental efforts during his career, because "that is the place where we can effect genuine change."
Founding Chair / President / CEO
US Green Building Council
Founding chairman of the USGBC, Rick Fedizzi was appointed President & CEO in April 2004. The USGBC is a non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
Guitarist / Singer
In addition to singing & playing with Guster, Adam runs an organization called Reverb with his wife Lauren. Reverb has helped musicians like Barenaked Ladies & Alanis Morisette green their concert tours from buses to backstage.
Chair, Sustainable Global Enterprise
Professor Hart is one of the world's top authorities on the implications of sustainable business development. Hart wrote the seminal article "Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World," which won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in Harvard Business Review in 1997, and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. His book, Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems, is in its second edition.
Entrepreneur & Author
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Paul’s book, The Ecology of Commerce, was the inspiration for Ray Anderson to challenge Interface to become a sustainable company by 2020.
CEO, Interface Inc.
Upon joining Interface in 1983, Dan was quickly elevated from Financial Manager to Treasurer and then to Chief Financial Officer in 1985. Dan led Interface through a series of acquisitions, both domestic and international, ranging in size from $2 million to $150 million. Dan was appointed CEO of Interface in 2001.
Chairman, President & CeYo
Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
For the past 25 years, Gary has overseen Stonyfield Farm’s phenomenal growth, from its infancy as a 7-cow organic farming school in 1983 to its current $260 million in annual sales. Stonyfield has enjoyed a compounded annual growth rate of 27.4% for more than eighteen years, by consistently producing a great-tasting product and using innovative marketing techniques that blend the company’s social, environmental, and financial missions.
President & CEO
President and CEO of Seventh Generation, Jeffrey is a well-respected leader in the socially and environmentally responsible communities. Jeffrey has led Seventh Generation from its humble beginnings to its current position as the leading and fastest growing brand of natural products for the home, empowering customers better the world through everyday choices. Jeffrey has authored two books: How to Make the World a Better Place: A Guide for Doing Good, published in 1990, and What Matters Most, released in 2004.
World Resources Institute
Jonathan Lash has led the World Resources Institute as its president since 1993 and co-chaired the President's Council on Sustainable Development and the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development's High-Level Advisory Group on Environment. Mr. Lash also worked as a senior staff attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) from 1978 to 1985, litigating on issues related to public lands, federal coal leasing, strip mining, energy conservation, and synthetic fuels.
President & CEO
At the time he was interviewed, Doug McMillon was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, responsible for its overall corporate strategy and direction. Doug has been instrumental in Wal-Mart’s greening initiatives, and has recently been promoted to President & CEO of Wal-Mart International.
Director of Environmental Affairs
Herman Miller Inc.
Paul plays an instrumental role in guiding Herman Miller toward its “Perfect Vision”: the goal to reach zero landfill and zero hazardous waste by the year 2020. Herman Miller has a long history of environmental values, instilled by founder D.J. DePree long before “going green” was en vogue.
Singer / Songwriter
Page has been BNL’s main lead singer, along with Ed Robertson, since the band was formed in 1988. The Ladies are passionate supporters of environmental causes, and have teamed up with Reverb to green their concert tours.
Chief Financial Officer
New Belgium Brewery
Christine manages all matters financial for Colorado’s popular craft brewery. New Belgium is known for its willingness to take risks and innovate in the name of becoming a better environmental steward.
VP, Corp Strategy & Sustainability
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Andy’s Corporate Strategy position was expanded to include sustainability when Wal-Mart began its exploration of a greening initiative a few years ago. Andy has leveraged the learnings of other corporations on their own sustainability journeys and added these lessons to Wal-Mart's environmental efforts.
Environmentalist & Author
David T. Suzuki PhD, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. David has received consistently high acclaim for his 30 years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things!=. The author of 43 books, and voted by the CBC as one of the top 10 Greatest Canadians of all time, David Suzuki is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology.
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David Hobbs.............Interface Iinc.