Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

How a CEO Doubled Earnings , Inspired Employees and Created Innovation from One Simple Idea

Author: Ray C. Anderson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 561

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothingfrom the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. Now, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal. The Interface story is a compelling one: in 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based process, releasing immense amounts of air and water pollution and creating tons of waste. Fifteen years after Anderson's call for change, Interface has: —cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82%—cut fossil fuel consumption by 60%—cut waste by 66%—cut water use by 75%—invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes—increased sales by 66%, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins With practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; businesses can improve their bottom lines and do right by the earth. Ray Anderson is featured in the film, So Right, So Smart, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at how his leadership transformed Interface into a company with a sustainable business practices that made it more profitable than it was before.

Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

How the Hard-Driving CEO of a Carpet Company You Never Heard of Doubled Earnings, Won New Customers, Inspired Employees, and Created Innovation...

Author: Ray Anderson

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 388

“America’s greenest CEO” and the hero from the award-winning documentary The Corporation makes the urgent, compelling case that sustainable business pays. His story is now legend. In 1994, after reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken, Ray Anderson felt a “spear in the chest”: the founder of Interface, Inc., a billion-dollar carpeting manufacturer, realized that his company was plundering the environment and he needed to steer it on a new course. Since then, Interface has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 82%, and the goal is to reach zero environmental footprint by 2020. Thoughtful and winning, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist shows how Anderson revolutionized his company, in the process bringing costs down, improving quality, making it one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” — and driving up profits. *The publisher has aimed for sustainability in all aspects of this book’s production, from the inks and glues to the trim size. The interior paper is 100% post-consumer recycled, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and ancient-forest friendly. Instead of a jacket, the cover boards are wrapped in 100% recycled paper stock coated in a biodegradable varnish – and these are just two examples among many. From the Hardcover edition.

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

Author: Ray C. Anderson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 699

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. Now, in the most inspiring business book of our time, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal. The Interface story is a compelling one: In 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based process, releasing immense amounts of air and water pollution and creating tons of waste. Fifteen years after Anderson's "spear in the chest" revelation, Interface has: -Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82% -Cut fossil fuel consumption by 60% -Cut waste by 66% -Cut water use by 75% -Invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes -Increased sales by 66%, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins With practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; businesses can improve their bottom lines and do right by the earth.

Nine visions of capitalism

Unlocking the meanings of wealth creation

Author: Charles Hampden-Turner

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 214

Nine visions of capitalism argues that capitalism does have a future despite its recent crises, but only if the standard Anglo-American model of capitalism absorbs the dynamism and flexibility of the German Mittelstand, pays heed to Singapore’s hybridization model and learns from the world’s vibrant immigrant communities.

Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences

Leadership for Global Sustainability

Author: J. Stoner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 667

Although the title of this volume and its major focus will be on one major aspect of global sustainability - climate change - this volume continues with the overall framing of the series: global sustainability is a multi-faceted, global, multi-generational, economic, social, environmental, and cultural phenomenon and challenge to our species.

Brazilian Industrialists and Democratic Change

Author: Leigh A. Payne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 635

"Important study of business elites and their attitudes toward democratization in 1980s is based heavily on personal interviews with leading industrialists. Finds that many of the incentives that led these actors to support the coup of 1964 have changed o

Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century

The Growth of an American City

Author: Iric Nathanson

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 929

Flavored with contemporary newspaper quotations and illustrated with period images, this political history inspires greater understanding of a preeminent American city.

The Oxford History of Indian Business

Author: Dwijendra Tripathi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 128

Illustrated With Rare Pictures, This Authoritative History Of Indian Business In The Modern Period Charts The Course Of The Transition Of Indian Business From Mercantile Capitalism To Industrial Capitalism. This Book Is One Of The First To Provide An Analysis Of The Roots Of Modern Business Practices In India And Of The Forces That Shaped The Features And Characteristics That Distinguish Business Today.