Building on his 18+ years inventing and implementing globally recognized corporate sustainability frameworks working directly with Ray Anderson at Interface, Jim now serves as a consultant and advisor to companies and other organizations seeking to create greater shared value for all their key stakeholders including investors, customers, employees, and communities.  With Interface and over 40 Fortune 1000 scale consulting clients across B2B and B2C industry sectors, Jim has demonstrated that business has a unique ability to help solve society’s environmental and social challenges and in so doing reduce risk, create relationships, build brands, improve efficiencies, attract talent, and spark the innovation that drives business vitality and growth.

As a chemical engineer and MBA, Jim is as comfortable in the boardroom as a design studio or shop floor working with a broad range of technical, marketing, sales, human resource, and executive functions.  He is a recognized international thought leader, speaker, and advisor having served two terms as Chairman of the US Green Building Council, United Nations Special Advisor to the Global Compact, advisor to the Corporate EcoForum, and liaison to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (Clinton Admin) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.  Most recently, Jim’s passion for the ability of business to elevate humanity has lead him to cofound the local chapter of Conscious Capitalism in metro Atlanta.

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