Jim Hartzfeld

Atlanta Chapter

Leveraging his 18+ years blazing new trails to sustainability with Ray Anderson and Interface, Jim is helping organizations build on their efforts in environmental sustainability to leverage human and green technologies to accelerate progress on business and societal goals.

Today, Jim consults independently with large and small businesses and advises organizations such as the United Nations Global Compact and the Corporate EcoForum.

Since 1994, Jim has developed proactive strategies based on the principles of sustainable development to uncover business efficiency and growth opportunities while addressing global challenges. Finding his place at this intersection of head and heart, design and purpose, Jim has championed sustainable enterprise as the right and smart thing to do through a wide range of internal Interface assignments (innovation, policy, and business development) external roles with organizations such as the US Green Building Council (two-term Chairman), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

For over 5 years, Jim lead Interface’s consulting arm, InterfaceRAISE, supporting over 40 Fortune 1000 scale companies on their own sustainability initiatives in sectors as diverse as retail, transportation, food and beverage, construction, and manufacturing. Jim has also served as a strategic adviser to Walmart with Ray Anderson in the formative years of its sustainability journey.

Formerly with Conoco Oil Company and DuPont, Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He currently serves on the Board of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and the Board of Advisors of Greenspaces, a Special Economic Zone near New Delhi, India.