Dan Hendrix on Leveraging the Benefits of Sustainability

Eliminating a Negative Environmental Footprint

September 21, 2012 / Podcast # 12-19

Dan Hendrix

Dan Hendrix, President and CEO of Interface Incorporated, joins us on Edgewise to discuss sustainability in regards to the transformation of his company Interface. Dan has been working steadily since 1994 to eliminate any negative environmental footprint from Interface by the year 2020. Dan and late former CEO Ray C. Anderson implemented specific business initiatives that helped reduce Interface’s environmental impact, including: eliminating waste, dematerializing the product, and using green energy. These changes have lead not only to a more sustainable company but also one their employees are proud and motivated to work for.

Dan Hendrix serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of InterfaceFLOR Inc. Mr. Hendrix has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface Inc., since July 1, 2001 and has been its Chairman since October 2011. He joined Interface Inc. in 1983 and served as its Executive Vice President from October 2000 to 2001; Chief Financial Officer from 1985 to 2001; Treasurer since 1984; Vice President – Finance since 1986; and Senior Vice President of Finance since 1995; October 2000. Mr. Hendrix also served for six years as an Audit Manager with a national accounting firm. He also served for six years as an audit manager with a National Accounting Firm.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Strategic Planning
*Leading in a Global Environment
*Taking on Greater Responsibility: Step-up Skills for Nonmanagers

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Investing in a Sustainable World, by Matthew J. Kiernan
*
The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook
, by Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, William
*Chaotics, by Philip Kotler, John A. Caslione

 

Jeffrey Hollender on Key Business Lessons in Going Green

How corporate responsibility is the new competitive advantage.

April 30, 2010 / Podcast # 10-18

Jeffrey Hollender

Back when “green” was just a color and not a movement, Seventh Generation was already at work creating earth-friendly, non-toxic, energy-conserving products. Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and chairman of Seventh Generation, believes that the companies that will succeed are the ones who embrace responsibility and a genuine interest in a better future. His new book, The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, explains that companies need to take a holistic and systemic approach to everything to company does in order to win. Read more…

 

David Rhodes on Management During Recession

During a time of slow growth, companies need to be more mindful and innovative.

April 2, 2010 / Podcast # 10-14

David Rhodes

Historically, it is innovation that creates the next wave of growth in the economy during a downturn. Instead of trying the same thing over again, David Rhodes, suggests innovation in green technology, health care, and defense. Companies who embrace the changing economic climate are the ones primed to come out on top of a problematic economy. Read more…