Commit. Act. Impact.

Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking.
- Antonio Machado (1875-1939) (from Reinventing Fire, Lovins & RMI, 2011) 

Our Vision

Leveraging the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change.

Our Mission

We are concerned businesses from the natural products industry working collaboratively to catalyze bold action, amplify the voice of business and promote sound policy to reverse climate change.

Our Values

Collaborative. Strategic. Inclusive. Impactful. Ego-Free. Determined.

Our Story

It all began with a conversation between two moms, Lara Dickinson of OSC2 and Jessica Rolph of Happy Family. Seeing the visible and growing effects of climate change in their communities and fearing for their children’s futures, they pondered what our industry could do. They joined forces with Katherine DiMatteo of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and sustainability leader Nancy Hirshberg, and the Collaborative was born.

The Climate Collaborative launched as a project of OSC2 and SFTA on Climate Day at Expo West on March 8, 2017.   

The Sustainable Food Lab, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, became the Climate Collaborative’s partner and fiscal sponsor, and remained so until April of 2021 when the Climate Collaborative incorporated as an independent organization and applied for 501 (C) 3 status with the Internal Revenue Service.

Today, the Climate Collaborative is an independent organization with more than seven hundred companies that have made 2600+ commitments to climate action. Since our founding, the imperative for bold climate action has only continued to grow. We are more committed than ever to working collaboratively with the natural products community and beyond to put our nation and our world on a path to solving the climate crisis and creating a healthier, more just, and equitable world.

Our Manifesto

We are manufacturers, retailers, distributors, brokers, suppliers, and other concerned businesses from the natural foods industry working collaboratively to take bold action to reverse climate change. 

We are a community of businesses joining forces to create pathways to action, connecting companies to resources and working together to create solutions. We shine a light on success stories and recognize companies for their great climate work which in turn inspires more companies to act. 

We are a catalyst for change. Big, bold change.

We’re turning-up the heat to challenge our peers to up their climate game. 

Climate change is here now.

We already feel its effects. While climate change is one of the biggest risks ever to face humankind, read more...


All organizations listed on Climate Collaborative website have made a public commitment to climate action and have agreed to let the Climate Collaborative make that commitment public on our website and in our communications. This is in no way an endorsement by the Climate Collaborative or a certification of any kind. The Climate Collaborative logo may not be used without the written permission of the Climate Collaborative. 


Board of Directors


Corinne Shindelar

Principal, All Natural Strategies, LLC



Lara_square.jpg          Lara Jackle Dickinson

Climate Collaborative Co-Founder 

Executive Director & Co-Founder, OSC2


Katherine_DiMatteo_square.jpg          Katherine DiMatteo

Independent Consultant     



Amy_K.jpg          Amy Kirtland

Executive Vice President of Growth & Innovation, KeHE Distributors (KeHE)




Don Seville

Executive Director, Sustainable Food Lab




Executive Director

Pineau_headshot_square.jpeg             Courtney Pineau

Executive Director

The Climate Collaborative



Operations Team

 CAITLIN_OLESON_500X500.jpg          Caitlin Oleson

           Director of Operations & Programming,

           The Climate Collaborative


Strategic Advisor 


Nancy Hirshberg

Climate Collaborative Co-Founder

Chief Catalyst, Hirshberg Strategic




Review Committee

Britt_Square.jpg            Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic & Sustainable Agriculture

Stonyfield Farm


Katie_Clark.jpg            Katie Clark

            Director of Sustainability

            Happy Family Organics




Tobias Bandel

Managing Partner

Soil & More International



JoAnne Berkenkamp

Managing Director,

MBOLD initiative



LindaBrown.jpg           Linda Brown

Senior Vice President

SCS Global Services




Paul Hawken

Executive Director

Project Drawdown




Anne_Kelly_crop.jpg             Anne Kelly

Vice President of Government Relations, CERES

Director, BICEP



Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor

GreenBiz Group, Inc. 



            Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President & Market Leader

New Hope Network



Danielle Nierenberg


Food Tank



Cara Pike

Founder & Director

Climate Access



John Roulac





Jessica Shade

Director of Science Programs

The Organic Center




Eric Toensmeier

Author of The Carbon Farming Solution

Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown





Thank You to Our Donors

Climate Collaborative Allies