Lecture: Patagonia vice president Rick Ridgeway

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Date/Time:Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
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"Good for the Business, Good for the Planet," Rick Ridgeway, vice president for engagement, Patagonia outerwear company. The Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics Lecture.

Rick Ridgeway is Vice President of Public Engagement at Patagonia, a maker of high-performance outerwear whose mission to protect and preserve the environment is at the core of its business operations. This year Patagonia pledged to donate every cent of its Black Friday profits, a total of $10 million, to grassroots environmental organizations. Ridgeway, one of the world's foremost mountaineers, has held numerous leadership roles at Patagonia during his long history with the company. He is responsible for many of its key sustainability initiatives, including the Footprint Chronicles, designed to bring transparency to the supply chain; Worn Wear, which encourages reduced consumption through its repair-and-recycle program; and the Responsible Economy Campaign.

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