“5 in 5” with Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli Foods

Lisa Curtis, Co-Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli Foods and OSC2 Rising Star Member, takes five to reflect on 5 simple questions. Enjoy!

OSC2: Hometown?
LC:  Alameda, CA

OSC2:  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
LC: That I once spoke Swahili with President Obama.

OSC2: What is it about the mission of your company that really ignites you?…

JEDI featured on TIG Talks Podcast and Blog

The JEDI Collaborative Towards A More Inclusive Natural Products Industry With Lara Dickinson

Guest Blog: TIG
Original Post Available HERE

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.

J.E.D.I Collaborative Announces Majority Funding Achieved!

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?”

A message of solidarity from the founders of the JEDI Collaborative and OSC2

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 4C’s of Conscious Leadership – Guest Post by Julie Jackle @ Growth Axis

Four questions that drive innovative, practical action through and beyond COVID-19

Guest post by Julie Jackle, Principal @ Growth Axis

Original Post

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.

DANG COVID!

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.…

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.

Reflections from Future of Food: The JEDI Mindset

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FUTURE OF FOOD: THE JEDI MINDSET

Introducing a Positive Conversation About Diversity in Your Company

OSC2 and the Natural Products Industry Bay Area community gathered Nov. 7 to start the conversation around justice, equity, diversity & inclusion (JEDI) and discuss how companies can get involved with JEDI Collaborative. We had gathering full of passionate JEDI experts, students, CEO’s, founders, culture experts, marketing and sales leaders and beyond.…

Scaling a business with heart… an interview with JEDI Collaborative Co-Founder Sheryl O’Loughlin

IDEO U Interview with co-founder of JEDI Collaborative and Board Member of OSC2, Sheryl O’Loughlin

Suz chats with Sheryl O’Loughlin who says there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship, but it’s possible to run a startup in a healthy, joyful way. In this conversation, we dive into Sheryl’s vast experience as a CEO, founder, mentor, and advisor to pull out key lessons she’s learned at critical moments in her career.…