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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.…

Business Collaboration in Action

Ushering in the new Low Carbon Economy

OSC2 will be speaking at several events over the next few months regarding food companies that are collaborating on climate change reversal efforts.

Most agree that we are already feeling the effects of climate change. But while climate change is one of the biggest risks we’ve ever faced, it’s also one of our greatest opportunities.  

Coming Back to Land

A special dinner with Bay Area food leaders

Author: Christopher Wang
Date: 

Over the summer, Pei-ru Ko from Real Food Real Stories reached out to ask me to collaborate with her on a private dinner which would also serve as a curated storytelling event.  To be honest, it wasn’t a great time to ask.  We were in the guts of the Alaskan fishing season.  

Panelists:  Lara Dickinscon (moderator), Sheryl O'Loughlin, Ahmed Rahim, Chris Mann

Scaling with Authenticity – Intimate Perspective from 3 Mission-Driven Food CEOs Who Have Done It

Last week, I led a panel on a topic that matters to a lot of people: entrepreneurs, investors, consumers and big CPG leaders.

Scaling with Authenticity PanelWe talked about scaling a company while maintaining a mission-driven DNA and rich culture. We call it “passion” for short. The challenge, that I have observed, is that there is a real tension between passion and process.

So we gathered three inspiring entrepreneurial CEOs who have each had an experience with scaling their companies successfully.…

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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Climate Change Will Be Our Focus at Expo West

We’re just 2 weeks away from our annual journey to Expo West, the signature event for the natural foods industry, and I wanted to share 3 events we’re collaborating on; our focus this year is around climate change.

The first panel is “Packaging Imperatives: where we are and where we need to go” in the ‘stewardship’ track. On Friday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m.…

OSC2 makes a splash at Expo West!

Join the OSC2 community in Anaheim this March at Natural Products Expo West for the following panels on climate change:

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Speakers:  Chris Mann (Guayaki Yerba Mate), Lara Dickinson(OSC2), Jessica Rolph (Happy Family Brands), Bill McKibben (350.org)
Date/Time:  March 12 from 3:30pm – 4:30 pm
Location:      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
In the wake of COP21, climate change news is everywhere .

OSC2 Packaging Coalition 2015 Year in Review

by Lara Dickinson

image (1)We at OSC2 and our community of leaders had another great year with our compostable packaging movement.  While we do so many things at OSC2 around fixing our food system, our Packaging Coalition is perhaps, the most visible.  This is because truly sustainable, responsible packaging is an achilles heel for most of our incredibly responsible community of food leaders. …