Cathy Meyer

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
12:40-2:00 p.m.
Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room


Guest Speakers:
Lisa Conway, VP of Sustainability, Americas, Interface
Nathan Havey, Writer/Director, Beyond Zero Documentary

After a life-changing epiphany, the CEO of Interface, a global public company, charged the leadership team with a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative environmental impacts by 2020. This inspirational keynote by the company's VP of Sustainability, Americas will discuss how leaders overcame deep skepticism, had the courage to abandon the status quo, and ignited a new gold standard for industrial manufacturers. She will also talk about the company's current bold strategy, Climate Take Back, their total commitment to running the business in a way that creates a climate fit for life.


Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway serves as VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface – the global flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. She and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company’s mission: Climate Take Back. To drive understanding of the need for transparency and prioritization of embodied carbon in specifications within the building industry, she co-founded the materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN) in 2018. Lisa also serves as the Chair of the Sustainable Advisory Board for Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business and is on the Executive Board of Directors of the non-profit Building Transparency. 


About Nathan
When first-time filmmaker Nathan Havey encountered Ray Anderson’s story about Interface's sustainability journey in 2010, he began using it to teach business leaders to thrive by setting their sights beyond profit to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. Now an emerging leader in the global movement to evolve capitalism, Nathan is eager to bring “the most important business story of the last 100 years” to the screen.

The Changemaker Speaker Series is a program of UNH's Changemaker Collaborative, a partnership of the Sustainability Institute, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy.