Living in California these last two months has put into stark relief the fact that climate change is not a future-tense problem, but an immense present-tense problem: It is happening now, all around us.

I'm heartened to see a few signs of hope and progress this month. Governor Newsom recently announced California will phase out the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035. Last week, Walmart, the world's largest retailer, committed to reach Net Zero emissions by 2040 and become a regenerative company--without using offsets. Climate change even received unprecedented time and coverage in last night's presidential debate. And companies like Patagonia are finding creative ways to raise their voice in opposition to climate denial.

If you are leading any climate advocacy efforts in the coming weeks, we would love to hear about it. In the meantime, I want to close by sending out a huge thank you to the companies that have stepped up and become CC donors this year. You are enabling everything we do, and if this year has shown us anything, it's that we must continue to come together and keep pushing toward a more equitable, low-carbon future. So thank you!

Take care,




Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Brand Geek, Burton, Legacy Vacation Resorts, Natreve Wellness, Pacha, and Peak State! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Nutiva Takes on Packaging & Regenerative Agriculture


Nutiva was one of the first companies to join the Climate Collaborative in 2017. Climate is core to their company mission; the company’s founding purpose is to revolutionize the way the world eats with ethical, regenerative superfoods to nurture people and planet back to health. We sat down with them to check in on their climate action, detailed in their new 2019 Impact Report. Read our spotlight here!


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Webinar Recording: OSC's Packaging Collaborative - Building the Next Generation of Packaging Solutions

Don't miss the recording of our September webinar led by Climate Collaborative partner OSC to learn about updates and progress in their Packaging Collaborative, working to drive collective innovation to flexible film packaging. Watch the recording here!



Webinar Recording: Perfecting Your Climate Pitch

View a recording of our special September session featuring KNP Communications for an expert presentation and interactive session to hone your climate communication and advocacy skills. This session covers best practices in telling your climate story. Thank you to Matt Kohut of KNP Communications for leading the session. Watch the recording here!



The One Simple Thing You Can Do for the Climate this Fall

Nothing has given me more hope this year than seeing how this community has continued to push forward on climate action. We can’t stop now! For better or worse, the next year will set the stage for how we respond to climate change over the next decade—which scientists agree will be the most important decade for taking serious steps to curb global emissions. The single most important thing you can do this fall for the climate within your company is to do everything you can to get out the vote. Read more here!




Partner Event: FOOD FUNDED 2020

October 6-7, 2020 

At FOOD FUNDED 2020, food entrepreneurs and investors convene to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures with an impact on climate change and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Meet experienced practitioners and enjoy 24 live investment presentations from curated food entrepreneurs. Learn more and register here

Spark Your Day Meetup with Climate Collaborative

October 13, 10 - 11 AM ET // 9 - 10 AM CT // 8 - 9 AM MT // 7 - 8 AM PT

How do YOU Spark Change? Join us in a casual networking setting as we partner with industry leaders to address the pressing topics of today. This next year will be critical for building a comprehensive global climate response, responding to COVID-19 and planing for an interrelated economic recovery. Join this session to hear updates from the Climate Collaborative and leading companies on how you can get involved in solutions and share experiences with climate leadership. Register here!

Partner Event: VERGE 20

October 26 - 30, 2020

The VERGE 20 online event is the leading platform for accelerating the clean economy. Join more than 10,000 leaders advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through the five influential and dynamic markets: clean energy, electrified transportation, the circular economy, carbon removal and sustainable food systems. Register now!

Kiss the Ground Exclusive Interactive Screening & Discussion

November 11, 8:30 - 10:30 PM ET // 7:30 - 9:30 PM CT // 6:30 - 8:30 PM MT // 5:30 - 7:30 PM PT

We're excited to share a special invitation for Climate Collaborative companies to join a virtual screening of Kiss the Ground's documentary! We'll virtually stream it with you on November 11, wherever you are, and then will lead an online Q&A with the film's creators, so you can get a chance to speak with them directly. Register here!


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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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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