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.jpg Corinne Shindelar

 Board Chair
 All Natural Strategies, LLC


 Julia Collins

 Founder & CEO,
 Planet FWD & Moonshot Snacks



 Kate Ogden

 Head of Advocacy and Movement Building,
 Seventh Generation



Katie_Clark.jpg Katie Clark

 Sustainability Impact Manager,
 Danone NA



Lara_square.jpg Lara Jackle Dickinson

 Climate Collaborative Co-Founder 
 Executive Director & Co-Founder, OSC2



 Patrick Smith

 Managing Partner,
 Wolf Tree Ventures



Executive Director

Pineau_headshot_square.jpeg Courtney Pineau

 Executive Director,
 The Climate Collaborative



Operations Team

 CAITLIN_OLESON_500X500.jpgCaitlin Oleson

 Director of Operations & Programming,
 The Climate Collaborative




t.bandel2.png Tobias Bandel

 Managing Partner,
 Soil & More International


Berkenkamp_photo_for_public_use_-_cropped.jpg JoAnne Berkenkamp

 Managing Director,
 MBOLD initiative



LindaBrown.jpg Linda Brown
 Senior Vice President,
 SCS Global Services




PaulHawken.jpg Paul Hawken

 Executive Director,
 Project Drawdown




Anne_Kelly_crop.jpg Anne Kelly

 Vice President of Government Relations, CERES
 Director, BICEP


Makower1.jpg Joel Makower
 Chairman & Executive Editor,
 GreenBiz Group, Inc. 




 Carlotta Mast

 SVP & Market Leader,
 New Hope Network



daniellenierenburg.jpg Danielle Nierenberg

 Food Tank


carapike.jpg Cara Pike

 Founder & Director,
 Climate Access


Roulac_Headshot.jpg John Roulac



JShade.jpg Jessica Shade
 Director of Science Programs,
 The Organic Center



EricToensmeier.jpg Eric Toensmeier

 Author of The Carbon Farming Solution
 Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown





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