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Ecocentricity Blog

A monthly blog by John Lanier, director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and grandson

of the late Ray C. Anderson.  Musings from John as he manages the private family foundation

that keeps Ray's legacy alive.

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Ecocentricity Blog: Queen Daenerys Targaryen the Wasteful
In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.
May 22, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: The Triple Bottom Line Approach
"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."...
May 15, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: Econ 101
We need to understand both microeconomic sustainability (what it takes for a single business, like Interface, to become sustainable) and macroeconomic sustainability (what a sustainable economic system would look like).
May 8, 2019 11:15 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria
Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.
May 1, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: Trope-a-Dope
Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.
Apr 24, 2019 9:30 AM ET