It’s been a rough few weeks for climate advocates with the U.S. starting the process to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. The silver lining is that the administration’s decision has invigorated the business community to speak out more than ever before in support of responsible climate policy and climate action.
In response to last week’s actions many states, cities, universities and businesses have voiced their commitment to climate action. The imperative is clear for the business community to step-up and take meaningful steps to address the climate challenge. Yet many companies don’t know what they can do. That’s why the Climate Collaborative was created, to help companies along the path.
Shazi Visram, Chief Mom and Founder and Jessica Rolph, Founding Partner and former COO of Happy Family, have been deeply committed to sustainability since day one, embedding organic as a cornerstone of the company’s practices. About two years ago, however, Happy Family began to question whether they could go beyond their commitment to organic to do more to protect the planet- specifically addressing the challenge of climate change. The company created a full-time sustainability position to focus on climate change, ensuring that it could create the kind of future the company hopes to see for its customers, its staff and the planet. “As a baby food company, it’s imperative that we think about our impact on the environment, because we want our little customers to have a healthy, happy planet to grow and thrive on,” says Katie Clark, Happy Family’s Director of Sustainability.