The documentary Beyond Zero is about the big fight that the highest manager of a listed company (Carpet Industry Interface) is facing to transfer the business into a sustainable-circular business.
How Ray Anderson -founder and former chairman of Interface- has led this industrial revolution with tenacity is the topic of this documentary.
Prior to the film screening Jeroen Smit will discuss the kind of activist leadership that is necessary for such a transition. Smit wrote a book on how Paul Polman -former chairman of Unilever- tried to transfer Unilever into a sustainable multinational. How Polman failed and succeeded in this quest is part of the conversation.
After the documentary, Geanne van Arkel will answer questions about the company Interface and sustainability based on her work experience at Interface.
This evening is hosted by Saxion Studium Generale.