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JEDI featured on TIG Talks Podcast and Blog

The JEDI Collaborative Towards A More Inclusive Natural Products Industry With Lara Dickinson

Guest Blog: TIG
Original Post Available HERE

For too long, the industries around the country have been slow in recognizing and reflecting the changing needs of an increasingly diverse society. The JEDI Collaborative is committed to breaking down these systemic barriers to inclusion in the natural products industry.

DANG COVID!

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.…

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. …

Solving our packaging problem: Industry leaders to collaborate during innovation workshop

Article originally featured at New Hope Network

Solving our packaging problem: Industry leaders to collaborate during innovation workshop

This spring, stakeholders from across the packaging value chain will come together to create innovative, sustainable packaging solutions in RCD’s Redefining Flexible Films Innovation Workshop.
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Chris McGurrin | Jan 14, 2020

There is no doubt that the natural products industry is an incredible and inspiring community.

Save the Date! OSC2 Community Breakfast at Expo West is Back!

8th Annual OSC2 Community Breakfast at Expo West

Companies collaborating to support regenerative business models, food system leadership, sustainable packaging, climate resiliency,  soil health, and Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

For more information about OSC² please visit: www.osc2.org

The event is free for OSC2 member brands. For all else, we politely suggest a $25 donation. Proceeds will benefit the JEDI Collaborative.…

OSC2 Partners In Action: Naturally Bay Area’s Pitch Slam Returns Jan 19 – features 3 OSC2 members!

Tickets are Going Fast…Grab Your Friends and Colleagues and Snag Your Tickets Now Before They’re Gone!

  • DATE/TIME: January 19, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (1st evening of the Winter Fancy Food Show)
  • LOCATION: Mission Bay Conference Center (Robertson Auditorium), 1675 Owens Street #251, San Francisco
  • TICKETS: Snag your tickets and reserve your seat nowThis event will sell out!

2020 Vision: A Commitment to Collaboration,  Intentional Impact, and Healthy Regeneration

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. 

JEDI Collaborative Co-Founder, Sheryl O’Loughlin, digs in on JEDI

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.