The Sustainable Food Trade Association is a community of business leaders who have recognized the importance of moving toward sustainable business models. However, when recently polled about their company’s climate action, SFTA members stated “We could be doing more.” So, the Climate Collaborative project was created. Nancy Hirshberg of Hirshberg Strategic had provided expert guidance to the Climate Collaborative and had been responsible for driving the project forward from concept to launch and implementation. On July 31, 2017, Erin Callahan joined the Climate Collaborative as its new director. She will manage and lead the Collaborative’s programming, communications and outreach.
The Climate Collaborative is a project of OSC2 and SFTA to catalyze bold climate action among natural products companies. The Climate Collaborative brings manufacturers, retailers, brokers, distributors, and suppliers together to build existing climate solutions to scale and to find innovative, new ways to help reverse climate change. Focusing on nine commitment areas – agriculture, energy efficiency, food waste, forests, packaging, policy, renewable energy, short-lived climate pollutants, and transportation – the Climate Collaborative provides the information and collaboration natural products companies need to meet the growing consumer demand for action on climate and make a meaningful contribution to avoiding the critical 1.5 degree Celsius increase that scientists predict will trigger disastrous consequences.
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