Announcements

Keeping in in the Family!

Alter Eco Appoints Industry Veteran Mike Forbes as New CEO

Orignal Source: https://www.fooddive.com/press-release/20181106-alter-eco-appoints-industry-veteran-mike-forbes-as-new-ceo/

Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed snack company and pioneer of enlightened indulgence, today announced the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Mike Forbes as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will join Alter Eco’s Board of Directors. A 12-year veteran in the natural products industry and core member of One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community (OSC²), Forbes was tapped for his expertise and leadership in scaling CPG businesses while maintaining a brand’s core mission and values.…

Climate Leaders: An interview with the co-CEOs of Lotus Foods

Future of Food: Climate Wins

OSC2 and Naturally Bay Area present..

FUTURE OF FOOD: CLIMATE WINS
Consumer, Company, And Industry-led Climate Strategies In Action

Featuring the Climate Collaborative, with special guests:
~ Afternoon Workshops~
Eric Ahnmark, Sustainability Program Manager, Recology
Ben Couch, Sustainability Manager at Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
Dana Gunders, Principal, Next Course, LLC
Calla Rose Ostrander, Strategic Advisor, Phoenix Rising Resources

~Evening Panel~
Mike Forbes, 
EVP & General Manager, California Olive Ranch
Caryl Levine,
 CoFounder/CoCEO Lotus Foods
Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Ben Mand, CEO, Harmless Harvest
Mathieu Senard, CoFounder/CoCEO, Alter Eco

Sponsored by New Resource Bank and Sensiba San Filippo

Date/Time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location

David Brower Center: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Registration

Afternoon Climate Workshops & Happy Hour (4:oopm – 6:30pm)
~ Free!…

Results from the Climate Collaborative’s first Tracking Progress Update Are In!

We are pleased to share with you results of the Climate Collaborative’s first Tracking Progress Update. We had 168 companies provide updates on a total of 543 climate action commitments.

Two-thirds (66%) of the companies reported making progress on their commitments with roughly one-third (36%) also quantifying the emissions reductions of their efforts.

Topline findings:

  • Companies are most advanced in working toward transitioning to Renewable Energy, with 75% of companies actively implementing and 70% of companies reporting that they are also quantifying their progress.

Future of Food returns in May with Paul Hawken, Sheryl O’Loughlin, and Ahmed Rahim!

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PROJECT DRAWDOWN: ONE YEAR AND COUNTING

with Paul Hawken, Sheryl O’Loughlin, and Ahmed Rahim

No industry has a bigger impact on climate change than agriculture and food, both as a source of the problem and as a solution. – Paul Hawken

*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***

Join us on May 10 for our next installment of Future of Food with the progressive climate author/activist Paul Hawken and two visionary leaders of the natural products industry, Sheryl O’Loughlin, CEO of REBBL, and Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Numi Tea / CoFounder of OSC2.…

2018 Expo West Updates: Where to be and what to see!

Anaheim Convention Center

OSC2 will be out and about in full effect this year. Check out these stellar events put on by OSCand its members throughout the week:


STAFF PICK: Well, if you can only make one, this is probably it…

Expo’s Biggest Hug
Grand Plaza (look for the signs!)
3/10/2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by Alter Eco
Open to all pass holders

Alter Eco is planning the largest group expo hug to launch our Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters!…

2nd Annual Climate Day at Expo West – March 7, 2018

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Already taking action but seeking to make new commitments and a larger impact?

Join industry leaders at Climate Day 2018 for inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, a rockin’ reception, film screening and more! Get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse global warming.…

Climate Day is Back!

CLIMATE DAY 2018!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
REGISTER HERE

Heading to Expo West? Make sure you arrive in time for Climate Day on Wednesday, March 7thIt’s free with your show badge but space is limited.
Help us plan by registering right now.We’ve got a packed schedule full of brilliant speakers and cutting-edge information you can put to use immediately to help advance your company’s climate action plan.We’ll be starting at 8:00 AM sharp, so we recommend that you arrive by Tuesday, March 6th to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

See you next month at the Sustainable Foods Summit, Jan 30-31, 2018

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New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and eco-labels. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of health foods and eco-labelled products in a high-level forum.…

Now accepting nominations for Rising Star CEO group 2018 membership!

Earlier this year OSC2 launched a new chapter, the Rising Star CEO group, for emerging, mission-aligned Founders & CEO’s in the natural products industry. The five charter members, included, Jesse Solomon, Founder/CEO of Emmer & Co., Lisa Curtis CoFounder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, Joshua McHugh, Founder and CEO of Living Intentions, Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen, and Sarah & Andrew Gordon, CoFounders of Square Organics.…