OSC² News and Events

OSC2 wins 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award!

Dear OSC² Community,

I am excited to share that OSC² was awarded the Nutritional Business Journal’s 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award! You can find the article on Page 13 of NBJ.

The NBJ editorial team states, “OSC² might be the best example of urgency-meets-action in this year’s selection of NBJ Awards. A good example of community, too.”  They give a nice shout out to the OSC2 network regarding its leadership in packaging, climate, and our new Rising Star chapter.…

Climate Day at Expo West (March 8)

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Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Come to the Inaugural Climate Day at Expo West to get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse climate change.

Join industry leaders from UNFI, National Co+op Grocers, INFRA, Annie’s, Stonyfield, Guayaki, White Wave, Dr.…

OSC2 digs deep into regenerative agriculture

img_6019The food industry’s response to climate change as a whole has not matched the scale of the problem, but some natural product companies are leading the way. Here’s how three are investing in regenerative agriculture.

Lara Dickinson | Nov 18, 2016

This November, on a warm evening in downtown San Francisco, OSC2 gathered industry leaders to dig deeper into the regenerative agriculture movement.…

11/3: For the Love of Dirt

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For the Love of Dirt: How progressive food companies and their leaders are leveraging Regenerative Agriculture in the fight against climate change

Join us for a special conversation with inspiring CEO’s from the modern food movement, David Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s), John Foraker (Annie’s Foods), and John Roulac (Nutiva), as they share their thoughts and experiences implementing regenerative agriculture practices. The program will also feature excerpts from Josh Tickle’s upcoming film, Kiss the Ground: The Documentary, and an interactive Q&A session led by the evening’s moderator, Lara Dickinson, Executive Director of OSC2. …

9/22: OSC2 @ Expo East

OSC2 to introduce Keynote Speaker Paul Hawken on Sept. 22 and discuss a natural products industry collaboration on climate…
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Thursday Keynote Speaker Paul Hawken
8:30 – 9:30 AM, Baltimore Convention Center

Following this Keynote, OSC2 will moderate a panel on Climate Collaboration; the business path for reversing climate change.

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OSC2 @ SOCAP16

 Join us back at SOCAP16, for an update on the OSC² Climate Collaborative!!
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Food Climate Collaborative in Action Panel
Food manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and suppliers are leveraging the collective power of the natural foods industry and teaming up to take bold action to reverse climate change. OSC², in partnership with natural foods industry leaders, is developing a networked approach to inspire action and recognize businesses doing the right thing.
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Marketing Collaborative 3

13939358_1221070307949180_7471012714566689291_nJoin us for our third installment of theOSC² Marketing Collaborative. We’ll be picking up the Social Media conversation from our July meeting and reviewing live examples from various member channels. Hope you can make it. Thanks to Julie and the FruitGuys for hosting us! Can’t make it in person? Join us remote!

Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 3:30pm-6:00pm
Email: michael[at]osc2.org for more info.…

Scaling with Authenticity: How Sustainable Food Brands Drive Growth + Impact

Join OSC² and SOCAP 365 for an inspiring evening at the David Brower Center on May 10!

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Featuring:
Ahmed Rahim – Co-Founder OSC², CEO Numi Tea
Chris Mann – Chairman of the Gourd Guayaki Yerba Mate
Sheryl O’Loughlin – CEO REBBL, Co-Founder Plum, Former CEO Clif Bar
Moderated by Lara Dickinson, OSC² Co-Founder and Executive Director

Date: May 10
Time: 6:30 pm Doors // 7:00 pm Program // 8:15 pm Reception
Tickets: $15 OSC² Members (Use code OSC2365) // $20 Non-OSC² members
RSVP Today

Location: David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA)

What do the most iconic, mission driven food brands in our industry have in common?…

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What the Most Iconic, Mission Driven Food Brands Have in Common

Many of us already know the answer! Thanks to relationships with Numi, Guayaki, Rebbl and other members, we’ve seen firsthand the commitment to their values and passions while having the courage to change as they grow.

OSC2 is partnering with SOCAP on a panel event that will share simultaneous challenges and opportunities, and what role like­minded investors play in scaling impact.…