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.…
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.
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.…
When and How to Outsource Services
Guest post by:
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.…
As we reflect on our collective steps forward this year, Lara, Grace, and I want to recognize some of the exciting developments and countless partner contributions from the community that helped us make today a reality. OSC2s seven plus year journey with you all has helped us see with greater clarity our role in manifesting the immense capacity of industry leaders through collaborative impact to achieve a healthy regenerative world. …
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
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.…
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.…
What JEDI Means to Me
by Sheryl O’Loughlin – Co-founder JEDI Collaborative and Women on Boards Project, and former CEO REBBL
Sep 13, 2019
I co-founded the JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) Collaborative and the Women on Boards Project because I hope that, someday — once underrepresented and marginalized groups are seen, heard and included — such projects can be rendered obsolete.…
Here’s How the Natural Products Industry Is Tackling Climate Change
The mission of the Climate Collaborative is to leverage the power of the natural products industry to positively impact climate change. Their goal is to bring the industry together in an effort to reverse climate change.
The September edition of Natural Products Insider highlights the opportunities and challenges facing our industry.
- Viewpoint: The five Rs
- Trends in Sustainable packaging: Overcoming the perils of plastic
- Roots of sustainable compostable packaging
- The time is now for sustainable packaging
- Thinking outside the box at Gaia Herbs
- Takeaways from your business
Humans generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, and by 2050, that could rise to 3.4…