Advanced Materials, Innovation

John Lanier: Rewriting Ray Anderson's sustainability vision in the 21st century

Between republishing Ray Anderson's 1998 book "Mid-Course Correction" and rewarding $100,000 to the winner of a biomimicry global design challenge, John Lanier is determined to carry his grandfather's legacy to a contemporary context. Anderson's lessons in turning his petroleum-dependent furnishing company, Interface, into a sustainable enterprise, are even more relevant today. "[The Foundation is] exploring what is next for the world of sustainable business, looking ahead not just to creating prototypical companies of the 21st century, but what it would take to create a prototypical economy of the 21st century," Lanier said. From Circularity19.