In just over a month, we will be seeing many of you at Climate Day at Expo West. Climate Day is the only event in the natural products industry dedicated exclusively to advancing climate action. This year's program is shaping up to be our most engaging yet filled with a diverse lineup of influential speakers, in-depth case studies, and ample opportunities for networking to enhance your climate initiatives. Concurrent to the programming is the Resource Fair with 20+ companies eager to support you with all aspects of your climate work. The day will also include important announcement from the Climate Collaborative and other organizations about pre-competitive partnership opportunities.

I want to flag a few key items in the newsletter below:

  • Certscape 1.4 Released!: Please note that we have released our updated Certscape. It now includes Regenfied and revised responses from the other certifications as well.
  • Two New Accelerators: In late spring we are launching two accelerators, one focused on retailer climate action and one on communications & disclosure. Please complete the interest forms for these if you want to be the first to know when they are launched. See details below.
  • Climate Day Opportunity: As part of our Climate Day panel with Dr. Leah Stokes, we are seeking stories from companies in our community on electrification. Are you electrifying your fleet or upgrading your manufacturing equipment? Share your good news with us by February 9th to have your story shared on stage. 
  • Matching Funds Available: Under Partner Resources below there is an opportunity from the Wolfe's Neck Center to access matching funds to support your regenerative agriculture work.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Anaheim in just over one month!

Warmest regards,



Courtney Pineau
Executive Director
Climate Collaborative



Recording: Monitoring the Impacts of Your Regenerative Sourcing Initiative

Hear from experts at Terra Genesis, The North Face, and Oatly as they explored critical considerations for companies seeking to measure the impact of their regenerative agricultural interventions. 

Lauren Dunteman with Terra Genesis kicked off the conversation by providing guidance on the crucial design questions companies need to address in order to establish a robust framework for monitoring and reporting. Carol Shu of The North Face and Stacy Cushenbery of Oatly followed with case studies that brought to life their experience selecting and deploying effective frameworks to achieve their Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) objectives. 

Save the Date: Climate Day 2024!

March 12th, 2024; Anaheim, CA 


Every year Climate Day kicks off Expo West in Anaheim, CA. This event brings together over 600 attendees from the grocery industry. Don't miss out! This year's program will cover critical topics in climate communications, ESG, regenerative agriculture, consumer engagement, and so much more! There will also be some new projects revealed and opportunities to learn more and engage in a number of partnerships.

Just Released! Updated Regenerative Agriculture Certscape

Are you looking to understand the difference between the leading regenerative agriculture certification programs? Check out our updated Regenerative Agriculture Certscape for answers to the most common questions the industry has about these emerging programs.

Two New Accelerators Launching in 2024! The Retailer Climate Action Accelerator & The Climate Communications Accelerator

With 2024 right around the corner, we're thrilled to unveil not one, but two brand-new accelerators to meet the needs of our community. Use the links below to be kept in the loop on these accelerators and to help inform our design.

  • Retailer Climate Action Accelerator: In response to numerous requests from our community, we are launching an accelerator designed for the unique needs of grocery retailers. We'll address key climate issues in the retail sector, such as packaging, food waste, refrigerants, energy, consumer engagement, and more. Unlike webinars, these sessions will be hands-on, providing ample time to work through the questions and challenges you are facing in your work. 

  • The Climate Communications & Disclosure Accelerator: This accelerator will support your organization in articulating your climate action in a way that is authentic, defensible, and resonates with shoppers. Let us help you bridge the gap between your climate work, communications, and disclosure. 

  • What is an accelerator? In the context of the Climate Collaborative’s work, an accelerator is a program designed to tangibly expedite your climate work. These programs will last several months and will connect you with a network of peers, industry experts, and resources in a multidimensional format where you will build solutions to your thorniest issues.



Exciting Opportunity to Support Your Climate-Smart Food Supply Goals

Transitioning a supply network to be climate-smart requires administrative and capital support. Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment and partners are here to provide both with our Action for Climate-Smart Agriculture project.

Backed by $35 million under the USDA Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program, we are seeking food company partners with climate-smart procurement and/or Scope 3 targets. We provide administrative, financial, and tactical support to deploy climate-smart practices and associated services within your supply network to count towards your targets. 

Climate Action for Business


February 5 - 6, 2024; Online

Does your company have a response for customers who say you need to report on your carbon emissions? A strategy for mitigating risks associated with climate change? The Climate Action for Business Certificate from the University of Colorado Boulder offers the steps in building a strategic climate action plan using the Project Drawdown framework. The course includes an intro to the GHG protocols, science-based targets, CDP and TCFD. The program will be held over two-half days on Zoom on February 5 - 6 at a price of just $699.

GreenBiz 24


February 12 - 14, 2024; Phoenix, AZ

Elevate your company’s sustainability efforts by participating in GreenBiz 24, the premier event for sustainable business leaders seeking hands-on, tangible solutions. Join this growing community of more than 2,500 professionals to gain fresh insights from peers, trailblazers and unexpected voices in decarbonization, supply chains, biodiversity and much more – so you can continue to accelerate your impact and your career. 

2024 OSC Packaging Innovation Awards

Deadline to Submit: February 16, 2024

OSC Packaging Collaborative aims to acknowledge innovation, and celebratcommitments to sustainable packaging and environmental responsibility within the natural products industry. One Step Closer encourages brands that are prioritizing environmental stewardship and making strides to increase sustainable packaging and manufacturing to apply. Applications should be committed to advancing the sustainability of their packaging and lifecycle management. 

reNourish Studio Zoom Summit: Your Business' Potential Role in Evolving Our Food System

February 23rd, 2024; 1 pm EST // 12 PM CST / 11 AM MST // 10 AM PST

The purpose of this reNourish Studio Zoom Summit is to experience regeneration as a developmental process with serious potential impacts on your business and the food system of which your business is a part. This Summit is a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers and active cohort members, moving beyond traditional business models to integrate regeneration directly into our food systems growth. 

Ceres 2024 Policy Outlook

We are proud to present our 2024 Policy Outlook, which outlines our advocacy priorities for the year ahead. With a focus on clean energy, clean transportation, clean buildings and industry, environmental and climate justice, climate-smart agriculture, responsible business and investment, and emission reduction strategies, the Outlook showcases opportunities to push for positive change at both the state and federal levels, in nearly every sector of the economy. 



Biden Pauses Approval of LNG Projects After Pressure From Climate Activists

President Joe Biden paused approvals for pending and future applications to export liquified natural gas from new projects on January 26th, a move cheered by climate activists that could delay decisions on new plants until after the November 5th election.

Share Your Good News With Us!

In this new section of our newsletter, we want to share out climate-related progress, announcements, and good news from our community in action. Send us an email at [email protected] to contribute to next month's section.


If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.

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