John A. Lanier is the executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the family foundation that advances its namesake’s legacy. As Ray’s grandson, John is an advocate for sustainability not just in business, but in society at large. He and his family are proud to support environmental nonprofits and universities that share Ray’s values.

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In a word, Ray Anderson’s story is legendary. As the founder of Interface, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, he was an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur. He was your classic small-town kid who happened to make it big and create a global manufacturing company from scratch. He was the American dream. Despite his …

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