This dairy farm could have a global impact on reversing climate change

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our seventh interview is with Albert Straus, CEO of Straus Family Creamery, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Influencer Award (View our previous interviews with Alter EcoVeritable Vegetable, GuayakiOrganic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).

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Business for social and economic justice: Alter Eco's impactful journey

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our sixth interview is with Edouard Rollet and Mathieu Senard, Co-Founders of Alter Eco, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Award (View our previous interviews with Veritable Vegetable, GuayakiOrganic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).

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Using systems thinking to reduce carbon emissions

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our fifth interview is with Mary Jane Evans, CEO of Veritable Vegetable, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Award (View our previous interviews with GuayakiOrganic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).

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Carbon new negative for 22 years: How did Guayaki do it?

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our fourth interview is with Chris Mann, CEO and Chairman of the Gourd at Guayaki, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Value Chain Engagement Award (View our previous interviews with Organic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).

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Guest post: Supply chain visibility and social responsibility - A new study from MIT Sloan School finds consumers are willing to pay a premium for supply chain visibility

This article is a guest post originally published by MIT Sloan School of Management.

Companies from Patagonia to Nike to Levi’s are leading the charge on social responsibility and supply chain transparency and they’ve encouraged their competitors to follow suit. But getting better visibility into a supply chain is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor for apparel makers. What’s more, its benefits are not entirely clear. Do customers really care? And if they do, are they willing to reward a company for its efforts?

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Organic Valley's CEO on the net positive impact that all businesses can achieve

Nominations for the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards are open now through November 30. In anticipation of next year's awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our third interview is with George Siemon, CROPP Cooperative Organic Valley CEO, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Award (View our previous interviews with Lotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).

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Guest Post: Sustainable Food Lab founder - Overcome sustainability barriers with Jedi master skills

Thumb_Hal-informal-e1540824488462-630x315.jpgThis blog was previously posted in Sustainable Food News and the Sustainable Food Lab blog. It was written by Hal Hamilton, Founder of the Sustainable Food Lab.

Sustainability in the business world always begins with quick wins. We increase efficiency with energy, water and fertilizer, for example. Those innovations save money and so are able to scale naturally. Then it gets harder.

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