OSC² News and Events

LEAD on Climate 2020 – Lawmaker Education & Advocacy Day

The largest virtual business call to action to address climate change.

LEAD on Climate 2020 will bring together businesses large and small, from sectors across the U.S. economy, to call on Congress to pass a resilient stimulus plan and to build back better while working toward long term climate solutions—including a price on carbon. The entire event will be online. Trainings and briefings will be held via webinar on the 12th and meetings with Congressional offices will be held via video and audio conferencing on the 13th.…

OSC2 Member Brands join forces to LEAD on Climate 2020

 18 Natural Products Industry Leaders Call for Congress to Build Back a More Resilient, Sustainable Economy from COVID-19

United in Their Commitment to Build Back Better, OSC2 Members Join Over 200 Major Companies at LEAD on Climate Day — the Largest Virtual Education and Advocacy Day of Climate Action

[Download the Press Release]

Media Contact:
Dana Smith
Dadascope Communications
510-682-3141/[email protected]

Kuli Kuli cofounder, Lisa Curtis featured in 4/23 Earth Day Celebration

Join Kuli Kuli Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis, for a discussion on Creating Climate-Friendly Businesses Despite Global Chaos. Lisa will be joined by Kuli Kuli Moringa Supplier & Social Entrepreneur, Teddy Ruge, to follow the Earth Day 2020 celebration and discuss the increasing importance of climate-smart business practices during these unprecedented times. Tune in on April 23rd from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

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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

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

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.

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).…

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:

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.…

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. …