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The People Behind Today’s Responsible Brands: Teresa Coles Talks With John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on How One Man’s Conscience Upended an Industry

Reprinted from CSRWire

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Pheronym, a 2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist Receives $25,000 AgTech Grant

Reprinted from Woodland Daily Democrat

Pheronym, a finalist in the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize competition just received a $25,000 Agtech grant to help them reach commercialization milestones.

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Blais Hickey, 2018-19 Scheller College Graduate Sustainability Fellow is Featured in Poets & Quants

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Blais Hickey was one of ten 2018-19 Scheller College Graduate Sustainability Fellows honored by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

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Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Finding inspiration from nature

Reprinted from Bio Market Insights

Werewool is one of nine finalist teams that are competing for the Ray of Hope Prize.

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Inga Trees' Land Restoration Technique Improves Food Security in Honduras

Reprinted from Forests News

Our NextGen Committee just closed their RFP for a $100,000 grant that will be awarded in 2021 to reduce existing and avoid future greenhouse gas emissions. Last year's winner was Inga Trees USA. Here's their story.

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Built for Flight: Retooling our Economy to Soar

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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation published an article on GreenBiz. "In the short term, it is imperative to lean into the shift from shareholder capitalism to multi-stakeholder capitalism."

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2020

Our quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for all of the latest news from the Foundation and our key funding initiatives.

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Through Biomimicry, Brazil Seeks Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Reprinted from Mongabay

In Brazil, many immersion courses are now offered in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes that focus on innovative materials, and biomimicry consultants and startups are emerging in the market: In 2018, Nucleário became the first Brazilian company to win a prize from the Biomimicry Institute for its technology that protects trees in reforestation projects, based on the principles of winged seeds and bromeliads.

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EarthShare Georgia Premieres New Film for Earth Day

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to have provided funding for EarthShare Georgia's new environmental video. They premiered it on Earth Day, and John Lanier was one of several Georgia leaders interviewed for the film.

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This Week on Weather Geeks: The Science of Climate Drawdown

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Dr. Marshall Shepherd interviews Dr. Marilyn Brown about Drawdown Georgia, an initiative led by Georgia Tech, Emory University, The University of Georgia and Georgia State University, funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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