Mission Zero: The Power of an Outrageously Ambitious Vision: George Bandy, Jr. Interface, Inc.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
NBIS is pleased to present George Bandy, Jr., Vice President of Sustainability for Interface, and Chair Elect of the US Green Building Council in a special evening of inspiration and discussion on May 2nd.
George Bandy’s work and vision encompass deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of embedding sustainability across an entire company, engaging its employees, supply chain and customers. In addition, through his leadership at Interface, Inc. George has been involved in transformative work that is grounded in principles of The Natural Step and cradle-to-cradle approaches.
This work has guided Interface Americas Sustainability Council’s Mission Zero program on the journey to fulfill the promise of the late CEO Ray Anderson to eliminate any negative impact on the environment from Interface operations by 2020. Interface has created a new vision for how companies reinvent themselves and their industries in response to the challenges and the opportunities of triple bottom line management, focusing on footprint reduction, product innovation and culture change.
In addition to his work with Interface, George is Chair Elect of the US Green Building Council and has served on the board of Second Nature, the non-profit that supports sustainability leadership in higher education. He is an inspirational speaker with values-driven passion for the work of transforming business to build prosperous communities, global equity and restorative, resilient natural environments and systems.
We are honored to present this evening with George Bandy, who will share Interface’s journey “to be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire industrial world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits — by 2020 — and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence.”
Presenting partners: Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS), Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and the Albers School of Business and Economics, Sustainable Seattle, and Bainbridge Graduate Institute, with numerous community partners.
For more information, please contact NBIS. www.nbis.org
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The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS)
Sustainability Leadership, Strategy Development, and Best Practices for Northwest Companies and Organizations.