Interface’s Erin Meezan: Taking Sustainability From “Why” to “How”

The modular flooring company Interface has one of the most forward-thinking sustainability visions in the building industry and the private sector in general. Interface’s late founder, Ray Anderson, pivoted the company to an aggressive sustainability path over 20 years ago, and it’s up to Chief Sustainability Officer Erin Meezan to continue and build upon his legacy.

In this episode of Lead With We, Erin and I spoke about going beyond the “do-no-harm” approach to sustainability and actually reinvigorating the planet by building a regenerative business model through partnerships, biomimicry, shared industry tools and more. When it comes to climate, the timelines we’re working against can be daunting, but listen to this episode and learn how there really is a better way.

This episode of Lead With We was produced and edited by Goal 17 Media and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. You can also watch episodes on YouTube at WeFirstTV.

Erin Meezan

As Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface, Erin ensures strategy and goals are in sync with the company’s aggressive sustainability vision established more than 20 years ago. Erin leads a global team providing technical assistance and support to all areas of business.

Erin also speaks regularly to senior management teams, universities and the growing green consumer sector at forums like Bioneers, Greenbuild, SXSW, and Conscious Capitalism. She also serves as guest faculty for Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program and advises the Vermont Grossman School of Business’ Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA).

Erin graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School, earning a Master’s Degree in Studies in Environmental Law and Juris Doctorate.


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