Sharing our thinking
Welcome to the Interface® Speakers Bureau! As you navigate the site, you will discover a wealth of resources and expertise at Interface companies. From "making the business case for sustainability" to "sustainable design" to "organizational culture," our experts are passionate about helping organizations and audiences better comprehend a variety of topics. Widening our "circle of influence" and conducting business in a way that considers its impact on the environment is, in fact, part of our larger mission. We call our goal Mission Zero, which focuses on eliminating any negative impact our companies may have on the environment by 2020.
We encourage you to explore these pages that include full-length bios, videos, and additional resource materials to discover the right speaker for your event. Please submit an online request form with all of your event details so we can provide a quick response. Thank you for your time and interest in Interface.
Founder and Chairman, Interface, Inc.
The story is now legend; the "spear in the chest" epiphany Interface, Inc. founder Ray Anderson
experienced when he first read Paul Hawken's "The Ecology of Commerce" while seeking inspiration for a speech on the company's environmental vision. Fourteen years and a sea change later, Interface is nearly 50 percent up "Mount Sustainability." Ray's book, "Mid Course Correction," chronicles the journey.
Making the Business Case for Sustainability
Developing a business strategy that seeks to protect and preserve the environment for future generations doesn’t have to take from the bottom line. Organizations and individuals are increasingly discovering that Interface and other companies are "doing well by doing good" – a term that refers to doing financially well by doing what’s right by the environment.
Ray Anderson on CBC's "The Hour"
Interface, Inc. Founder and former CEO, Ray Anderson, speaks candidly with George Stroumboulopoulos of CBC's "The Hour" about his radical business model and the path to corporate, ethical, and environmental harmony.
Ray Anderson at TED2009 "The Great Unveiling"
Interface Founder, Ray Anderson, will be a featured guest speaker at the TED2009 Conference: "The Great Unveiling", presenting his pioneering message of corporate environmental responsibility. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual gathering of the world's most inspirational figures and thought leaders.
CNN "Garbage to Gold"
In a segment titled "Garbage to Gold", CNN speaks to Interface's Dave Gustashaw, Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain & Engineering, about the company's innovative use of landfill gas to power their LaGrange, GA plant. Methane is the 2nd most abundant greenhouse gas and a natural byproduct of garbage decomposition.
Did You Know?
The majority of monies paid for speaking engagements is directed to the Interface Environmental Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and thus may be tax deductible. The Foundation provides funds for sustainability education and research, organizations and programs worldwide, including Interface's Environmental Education Grant program.
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