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The recovering plunderer

The recovering plunderer

A bit of Monday morning inspiration for you by way of the late Ray Anderson, a self professed “recovering plunderer”. In this 2009 presentation, Anderson discusses how Paul Hawken’s book, The Ecology of Commerce, provided the sustainability wake up call he and his company Interface needed.  By going against the dominant "take, make, waste" industrial system, Interface went onto to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 82 percent in 12 years. In the same time period sales increased by two-thirds and profits doubled.