For too long, the industries around the country have been slow in recognizing and reflecting the changing needs of an increasingly diverse society. The JEDI Collaborative is committed to breaking down these systemic barriers to inclusion in the natural products industry.
Partners across the value chain step up to support OSC2’s newest Natural Products Industry Collaborative.
By: Lara Dickinson, Co-founder of OSC2, Climate Collaborative, Packaging Collaborative, and J.E.D.I Collaborative.
While having lunch with a group of sustainability leaders at a rooftop restaurant at Natural Products Expo West 2018, one woman boldly asked no one in particular, “Can we just talk about why it feels like a white country club here?”
As an organization committed to breaking down systemic barriers to inclusion for all people, we must acknowledge the current protests and unrest that were specifically sparked by police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and that are a reflection of the more than 1,200 black citizens that have been killed by U.S. police since 2015. We mourn their deaths and condemn the white supremacist system that has allowed black lives to be less valuable than white lives.…
The largest virtual business call to action to address climate change.
LEAD on Climate 2020 will bring together businesses large and small, from sectors across the U.S. economy, to call on Congress to pass a resilient stimulus plan and to build back better while working toward long term climate solutions—including a price on carbon. The entire event will be online. Trainings and briefings will be held via webinar on the 12th and meetings with Congressional offices will be held via video and audio conferencing on the 13th.…
18 Natural Products Industry Leaders Call for Congress to Build Back a More Resilient, Sustainable Economy from COVID-19
United in Their Commitment to Build Back Better, OSC2 Members Join Over 200 Major Companies at LEAD on Climate Day — the Largest Virtual Education and Advocacy Day of Climate Action
Four questions that drive innovative, practical action through and beyond COVID-19
Guest post by Julie Jackle, Principal @ Growth Axis
As I speak with dozens of CEO’s and their teams while navigating my own leadership of a business and household with small children being homeschooled, I am humbly reminded that there is nothing more powerful than a crisis to shine a flashlight on what matters or what we have ignored for too long.
Join Kuli Kuli Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis, for a discussion on Creating Climate-Friendly Businesses Despite Global Chaos. Lisa will be joined by Kuli Kuli Moringa Supplier & Social Entrepreneur, Teddy Ruge, to follow the Earth Day 2020 celebration and discuss the increasing importance of climate-smart business practices during these unprecedented times. Tune in on April 23rd from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
OSC2 is seeking highly-qualified candidates to serve as our Program & Ops Manager – click on the link below to find out more and/or share with anyone in your network that you think might be interested in joining the team!
An analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the Food Industry
In the spirit of supporting each other throughout this crisis, here’s the CEO and Founder of Dang Foods, Vincent Ktirattragarn’s, research on the impacts of #COVID19 on the #CPG Food industry. Thanks to the data providers who make their information public allowing us to figure out how to navigate these waters.…
OSC2 Member Brands Rally the Larger Natural Products Community in Support of COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts
(photo courtesy of Grassroots Aid Partnership)
With organizing support from Dr. Bronner’s, The FruitGuys, The Town Kitchen, Lotus Foods, Nutiva, Treasure8, Bread SRSLY, PathWater, Anne Marie Skincare, Organic Valley, and Patagonia Provisions, OSC2 – a Northern California and national community of sustainably focused natural products industry CEO’s and business leaders – is launching #OneStepForHumanity, a collaborative campaign to support COVID19-related relief efforts across the US. …