Roy Richards, Jr. – Industry’s Role in Taking Action on Climate Change

What role can industry play in scaling climate solutions in Georgia? As the former CEO and current chair of the board of Southwire Company, Roy Richards, Jr. has some ideas about that.

John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently talked with Roy about his experience in advancing climate solutions in his professional and philanthropic work, and the Georgia climate initiative that has him most excited about the future. In his role as a co-chair of the Drawdown Georgia Leadership Council, Richards is most excited about the potential impact of the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact. He explains, “Now a critical mass of Georgia companies are all working on sustainability, they’re working on their carbon footprint, they’re working on drawing down their CO2 emissions–not just offsetting, but drawing down emissions.”


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