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Collaborative Relief: Natural Product Companies in Action

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

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Virtual JEDI Leadership Launch Event

Wednesday, April 29th 2020
12:30pm-2:30pm (pacific)

We’re excited to announce our virtual J.E.D.I Collaborative Leadership Launch event! We have an incredible program put together and look forward to sharing a more in-depth look at J.E.D.I Collaborative with you.

This virtual event features:

  • An introduction to “the What & Why of J.E.D.I” presented by Sheryl O’Loughlin and Lara Dickinson, co-founders of J.E.D.I
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The Town Kitchen, PBC launches TTK Provisions to Serve Youth-Crafted, Locally Sourced Food and Essentials to Households in SF Bay Area

Community-Driven Food Company Launches Consumer Delivery Service and Donation drive While Empowering Underserved Youth in Bay Area

Oakland, CA March 24th, 2020​ — ​The​ Town Kitchen, PBC​ launches ​“TTK Provisions”​ a new Direct To Consumer household essentials and food delivery service. Given the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Town Kitchen is now providing home essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, and disinfectants, as well as, a rotating menu of sustainably packaged, ready to eat family meals crafted by award-winning chefs.

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CALL FOR CANDIDATES: CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING – SFTA CLIMATE ACTION MANAGEMENT PRIMER

SFTA-since-08c-horiz.jpgBuilding a climate action plan can be a daunting task – it can take months or even years to build. The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA), a Climate Collaborative partner, has developed a tool that helps natural product companies of any sector to fast track effective climate action while a more comprehensive climate action plan is being built: the SFTA Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP).…

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Webinar Recap: Inclusive and resilient team building in a virtual work environment

If you were unable to make it, or simply want to share the webinar with your teammates – the webinar recording is now available on the J.E.D.I Collaborative website

Speaker Resources:

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What’s next for sustainable single-use packaging?

The co-founder of upcycled brand ReGrained dives into the regulatory and scientific developments from over the past year that are shaping the future of sustainable packaging.

Originally posted at NewHope Network by Daniel Kurzrock | Mar 09, 2020

In lieu of being able to update our community at Natural Products Expo West’s Climate Day this year, we thought it would be helpful to share developments on our packaging journey to a wider, albeit virtual, audience here.…

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JEDI Collaborative hosts and Unconscious Bias Workshop for founders & CEOs of leading natural products companies in the Bay Area

OSC²‘s newly minted JEDI Collaborative hosted a day-long workshop to explore how internal and interpersonal unconscious biases prevent us from truly behaving in inclusive, equitable, and just ways.

Twenty-five CEO’s, Founders and culture leaders from fourteen leading natural products companies, including Guayaki, Numi Tea, Alter Eco, Kuli Kuli, La Tourangelle, and many more met at Nutiva‘s headquarters in Richmond, CA to uncover their own individual biases and examine how their respective identities influence these perceptions. …

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Solving our packaging problem: Industry leaders to collaborate during innovation workshop

Article originally featured at New Hope Network

Solving our packaging problem: Industry leaders to collaborate during innovation workshop

This spring, stakeholders from across the packaging value chain will come together to create innovative, sustainable packaging solutions in RCD’s Redefining Flexible Films Innovation Workshop.
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Chris McGurrin | Jan 14, 2020

There is no doubt that the natural products industry is an incredible and inspiring community.

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Community Perspectives: Guest Post by Squar Milner

When and How to Outsource Services

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Kevin O’Connell | Audit Principal | Squar Milner

January 22, 2020

With changes in technology disrupting the market, companies of all sizes have embraced the strategy of outsourcing key back-office business processes such as accounting and finance, human resources, and IT. However, many businesses struggle with the timing and oversight of these outsourced services, which then leads to ineffective relationships and poor results.