Five Top CEOs Go Green
Below you'll find five top executives who have decided to adopt "an ecological responsible agenda." Their turnaround is incredibly inspiring and proves that both small and large business owners can change their focus and go green.
- Ray Anderson: After 20 years, Anderson made a u-turn within Interface and implemented intensive recycling programs, turned to energy-efficient computer controlled boilers, used corn to create carpet, and utilized solar and wind power. Talk about a reversal in attitude!
- Sir Richard Branson: Thanks to Al Gore, billionaire Branson is now aware of the climate crisis and has decided to create Virgin Fuels/ the Virgin Green Fund). Currently, the Fund is investing in companies that work in biofuels, desalination plants, energy efficient lighting and solar power.
- Brad Hole: This lower-profile CEO is head of Sustainable Group. After owning Eversio for 12 years, Hole decided to change his direction and create a home and office supplies company that makes its products from sustainable materials
- Rupert Murdoch: That's right! Murdoch made a public decision to make News Corp. carbon neutral by 2010 and advocating environmental action against the climate crisis.
- T. Boone Pickens: Although he is doing it for the money and not for the environment, Pickens believes that the US has to become more energy independent, that peak oil is a reality and that Picken’s Plan is what the US should follow to develop alt. energy.
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Are you a small or large business owner? In what ways have you gone green and made a difference in the way your company treats the environment?