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. …
Did you miss The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic panel at Expo West 2019 in Anaheim?
See below for on-demand streaming, and access to session materials presented at one of our favorite sessions at Expo West, The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic. Tune in around minute 1:12:30 to hear more from our co-founder and Executive Director, Lara Dickinson, on the need to support radical collaboration initiatives in our industry, like the Climate Collaborative’s Climate Day and OSC2’s Packaging Collaborative, and the need for companies at all-levels to step up and fight to eliminate small form bar wrappers from our waste streams.…
Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging
by Dan Kurzrock April 25, 2019
Original post at: ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist
Optimism about packaging in today’s single-use culture can feel hard to reach. Rather than crumple up our dreams of a more sustainable future and toss them out the window, we’ve always felt inspired to find a better way. Cars aren’t going away, but they can become electric.
An Expo West Recap from OSC2
For the past few years we have been witnessing a shift in consciousness and intention within the natural products community. The trend continued this year at Expo West. We were blown away by the number of people in attendance at the various workshops and education sessions, in addition to our annual convening on the show floor to see the ever growing variety of progressive natural products. …
Headed to Anaheim this week? Check out the programs and events below for an inspiring mix of the natural products industry in action.
A Seat at the Table for All: The Benefits of a Unified Natural Products Industry
March 7 (Thu)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
Free To All Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass Holders!…
Check out these two founder profiles from our good friends at the Climate Collaborative.
|This week we are sharing something special: An exclusive set of CEO and leader profiles from four of last year’s National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. They’ve told us candidly about their paths to leadership, the challenges they encountered, and what advice they have for other companies on the path.|
Founding OSC2 Member and Guayaki’s Chairman of the Gourd for, Chris Mann, on living purpose companies
Chris postulates that wealth and work have become a “proxy” for friends, family, and community, and that building a culture of shared connection will lead us toward not just a more sustainable society, but a much happier one. Chris will be sharing his ideas of how we can learn from the native cultures of Argentina and implement the ideas of mindfulness, building long-term social infrastructures, ritual, and play to evoke a more connected, aware, and empathetic business model.…
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.…
Authentic brands taking collective action in the fight against climate change
THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Reception // 7:00pm Program
“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
Future of Food, an ongoing series brought to you by OSC2, showcases inspiring conversations with visionary leaders of the modern food movement.…
Last week, I led a panel on a topic that matters to a lot of people: entrepreneurs, investors, consumers and big CPG leaders.
We 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.…