Beyond Zero tells the story of visionary CEO Ray Anderson, who after a life changing epiphany, embarks on a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative impacts from his industrial company by 2020. His company Interface, specializing in carpets and tiles, must overcome deep skepticism from within its corporate culture and the company’s shareholders to ignite a new industrial revolution. The company’s transformation offers an inspiration for how business can embrace sustainability and reverse climate change. In a time when corporations have amplified the negative traits of capitalism in search of profit, Ray Anderson offers a unique model for corporate leadership that rewrites the purpose of private enterprise, challenging his company to have zero negative impact on the environment when few companies have been accountable to sustainable practices.
Now in our 22nd year, Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization with year-round programming. Our mandate is to produce cultural events that showcase engaging and artistic films that question, explore and tell stories about the world in which we live. We use film as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and engagement on a broad range of environmental issues.