Ray C. Anderson Foundation

A Sustainable Legacy: How the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Builds Circular Economy Opportunities

Reprinted from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center Blog
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I believe that when a visionary passes away, his or her vision becomes known by another word: legacy.  As Ray’s grandson and the Executive Director of the Foundation that bears his name, I strive to advance that legacy along with the rest of his family.  We are grantmakers, supporting innovative initiatives that advance environmental sustainability.  Our primary partners are some of the most effective environmental nonprofits and higher education institutions in the world.  That said, we remain true to Ray’s fundamental belief that business and industry is the sector that

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $100,000 “NextGen” Grant to Net-Works™

ZSL and Interface, Inc.’s Powerful “Inclusive Business” Program Brings to Life Anderson’s Dream of a Restorative Enterprise
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March 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C.

GSU, CDC and Plastic Pollution Coalition Announce the 2015 Welch Symposium- Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond

John Lanier, Foundation Executive Director to Speak at Event
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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at this conference at 1:00 p.m. on March 26th along with Foundation friend, Scott Seydel who will represent the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Elemental Impact.  Advisory Board Member, Laura Turner Seydel will be participating in the 3:00 p.m. panel on the 26th, along with Foundation friends, Olivia and Carter Ries of One More Generation.  On Friday, March 27th, Foundation friend, Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well will participate in the 1:45 Session, discussing social justice as it applies to food systems.

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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at this conference at 1:00 p.m. on March 26th along with Foundation friend, Scott Seydel who will represent the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Elemental Impact.  Advisory Board Member, Laura Turner Seydel will be participating in the 3:00 p.m. panel on the 26th, along with Foundation friends, Olivia and Carter Ries of One More Generation.  On Friday, March 27th, Foundation friend, Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well will participate in the 1:45 Session, discussing social justice as it applies to food systems.

Ecocentricity Blog - March 2015

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Why is silence so hard for us?  I really don’t know the answer to that, especially considering the good that can come from it.  So rather than answer the question, I’ll just urge you all to allow silence to find you.  Go outside and let yourself slip into the rhythms all around.  

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Do Sustainability Research Centers View Industry as a Partner or a Client?

Originally Published on SustainableBrands.com
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Bart King recently held a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability centers and institutes at six top business schools to learn more about how they engage with industry.

The first question was: Do you view industry more as a partner or client?

Catalyzing Change: Georgia Tech Establishes Hub for Sustainable Business Collaboration

Originally Published on SustainableBrands.com
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Howard Connell, managing director of Georgia Tech’s new Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, points to the panel of presenters at the Center’s inaugural event as an example of how it plans to address the systemic complexities of sustainability.

Ray Anderson's Legacy: Funding the Next Generation of Business Leaders at Georgia Tech

Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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Earlier in the week we announced the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $5 million commitment to the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology to rename the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability.

Ecocentricity Blog - February 3, 2015

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Ray Anderson loved his family.  He loved his company and his employees.  He grew to love this beautiful blue-green planet and the life upon it.  But his alma mater held a special place in his heart.  Yes, Ray loved Georgia Tech.

$5 Million Commitment to Georgia Tech from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Names Scheller College’s Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Center at Georgia Tech is named after Alumnus Ray C. Anderson
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January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business has received a $5 million commitment from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to rename the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability. To honor this commitment and Ray Anderson’s legacy, the Center will now be known as the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens Today

Bring your nature-inspired solutions to repair our global food systems for the chance to win the $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize. Challenge Hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000.  For more information, click here.

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