This month at the Climate Collaborative, we're thinking about ways we can start to broaden the impact of our community's work on climate change beyond our industry through critical work to bolster climate commitments through climate policy work and consumer engagement efforts.

On the policy front, last week more than 75 businesses gathered in Washington, D.C. to advocate for a federal carbon pricing policy. The group included major consumer brands like Mars, Unilever, Levi Strauss, and Gap, but also featured BP, PG&E and Shell, in the largest gathering on carbon pricing in a decade. We're especially grateful to Climate Collaborative committed companies that showed up on the hill to voice their support for these policies. If you're looking for ways to deepen your policy engagement, here are a few ways you can get started.

We're also really thrilled to announce we're launching a consumer engagement working group this year to support companies in building effective consumer dialogues on climate change. You can learn more about that and our other upcoming events and resources below. We're looking forward to working with you on all of it!

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Biotic Beverages, Marin Restorative Communications, Food & Vine Inc., Metis Consulting Group, Au Naturale Cosmetics, and Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: We're Launching a Consumer Engagement Working Group!

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  We're so excited to share that this year the Climate Collaborative will be launching a consumer engagement working group, aimed at supporting our network of companies in having meaningful conversations about climate change with the people buying their products. Read more about the launch here! If you’d like to get engaged more deeply in this work, let us know by emailing info@climatecollaborative.com.

IN THE NEWS

A vision of 2040: everything we need for a sustainable world already exists

Nature's Path Commits To Making 100% of Packaging Recyclable, Reusable or Compostable by 2025

L.A. Mayor Garcetti's 'Green New Deal' would phase out gas-fueled cars

Supply chain transparency: A practice of trust through legitimacy, from 'farm to fork'

2020 Democrats Aim High With Climate Change Proposals 

CEOs of Over 75 Companies Urge Congress to Set National Carbon Price

RESOURCES

[Committed Companies] Tracking Progress Update

We're asking all our committed companies to provide us with a short update on progress against their commitments by June 15. Thank you in advance!

 

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[Respond by 5/31] Call for Candidates: Climate-Smart Packaging Optimization Project

Trayak is offering an opportunity for Climate Collaborative packaging-committed companies to engage in two package climate optimization studies. You can learn more about how to apply here!

 

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Webinar Recording: Clear Winners - How Three Companies Improved Their Packaging Impacts Using LCAs

Last May we shared an opportunity for three Climate Collaborative committed companies to work with Trayak to improve the climate impacts of their packaging. Watch the recording to learn more about the improvements each company chose to make, and the associated environmental impacts. 

 

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Consumer Engagement Working Group

This year the Climate Collaborative will be launching a Consumer Engagement Working Group, aimed at supporting our network of companies in having meaningful conversations about climate change with the people buying their products. Learn more here

 

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ReFED 2018 Annual Report

We're excited to share the release of the 2018 ReFED Annual Report! Over the past year, ReFED has had the privilege of working with hundreds of decision-makers from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to create a more efficient and equitable food system. Read the full report here!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Partner Webinar: Putting Pen to Paper - Climate Action Plan Development and Progress Tracking 

June 6, 10:30 AM PDT // 11:30 PM MDT // 12:30 PM CDT // 1:30 PM EDT

SFTA's first Knowledge Network session focuses on the sharing of specific practices and tools that companies employ to track climate impacts, set goals, and develop climate action plans or strategies. While normally open only to SFTA members, June’s inaugural Knowledge Network session will also be open to OSC2 members and companies who have made commitments to the Climate Collaborative. Learn more and register here


Partner Webinar: A Company's Guide to Renewable Energy Procurement

June 6, 11 AM PDT // 12 PM MDT // 1 PM CDT // 2 PM EDT

We're excited to share an upcoming webinar from Climate Collaborative community partner Greentech Media. Companies of all sizes are increasingly interested in clean energy, whether for cost savings, resilience, corporate social responsibility or a combination thereof. While it may seem counterintuitive to first reach out to your distribution utility to buy a product they may not currently offer, utilities of all types and sizes are increasing investment in renewable energy and are willing to work creatively with businesses they serve to meet their needs. This webinar will provide information on what companies should know before engaging with their utility, what – and who – to bring to the table, and examples of the innovative ways businesses and utilities are working together today. Learn more and register here!


Webinar: What's In It For Me? Incentivizing Suppliers Around Climate 

June 12, 10 AM PDT // 11 AM MDT // 12 PM CDT // 1 PM EDT

Do you wish you could have a conversation about how to engage your supply chain on climate mitigation with one of the world’s leading retailers? We're excited to share details on our June webinar focused on sharing insights from Walmart’s Project GigatonWalmart will share their approach to engaging their supply chain partners around climate mitigation, and the successes and learnings they've gained to date. We'll also hear from a key supply chain brand for Walmart on how they've interacted with the project. Learn more and register here


Climate Collaborative Introductory Webinar: Building a Roadmap for Climate Action

June 13, 11 AM PDT // 12 PM MDT // 1 PM CDT // 2 PM EDT

This June, the Climate Collaborative is thrilled to host an introductory webinar for companies wishing to learn more about how to integrate regenerative agriculture, food waste, packaging, and other climate-related goals into their work. We'll share information on how the Climate Collaborative, and its network of 375+ natural products companies, can help you as you work toward implementing climate change goals and actions. Register here!


Partner Event - Verge Summit 

October 22-24, 2019

Oakland Convention Center

The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities, and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join us — and more than 3,000 leaders from diverse industries and sectors — to explore the four dynamic and influential markets driving the transition. Best Rates end 6/7 — plus, save 10% with code V19CC here!


Partner Event - Regenerative Earth Summit: Soil + Water + Climate

October 29-30, 2019

Boulder, CO

This Summit, hosted by At the Epicenter, will galvanize food, fashion and beauty industry leaders working for strong economies and the restoration of ecosystems through focusing on soil and water stewardship in supply web communities. They will convene to design strategies to empower awareness and human wellbeing through an emphasis on global agriculture. Join colleagues @Esca Bona @KissTheGround @SavoryInstitute @RiverNetwork @ColoradoOcean @ClimateCollaborative @Fibershed @AmericanSustainableBusinessCouncil building change at this experiential gathering. For details and pricing visit here! #Soil #Water #BusinessForGood


SHARE YOUR STORY

Have you had any climate impact successes you think we should know about? Send them our way and we’ll make sure that your lessons learned benefit the whole community. 

Send us any blog or social media posts your company publishes about your experience reducing your impact on the climate and we’ll spread the word!

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COMMIT TO CLIMATE ACTION

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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