September 2020 Newsletter

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

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.

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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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