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Saturday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Leveraging Business for Good
A select group of visionary business leaders discuss their collaborative approach to solving some of the key environmental and social challenges that their businesses collectively face. By working together, leveraging buying power and sharing solutions, these companies are transforming their own industries and beyond, reducing environmental harm and providing a model for the next wave of sustainable business and leadership. Hosted by Lara Jackle Dickinson, MBA, natural foods industry expert, Partner at Pluot Consulting. With: Ahmed Rahim, CEO/Master Tea Blender, Numi Organic Tea; Kate Tierney, President of Alter Eco Americas PBC; Frederick Schilling, founder of Dagoba Chocolate, co-founder Big Tree Farms in Bali.

Workshop Speakers
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Lara Jackle Dickinson

Lara Jackle Dickinson, MBA, has 20+ years’ at the highest levels of the natural foods industry. Currently Partner at Pluot Consulting, she works with some of the most mission-driven food companies in the world, and also co-founded and is Director of OSC2 (One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community), a group of founders and CEOs working together toward sustainable food solutions.
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Ahmed Rahim

Ahmed Rahim, co-founder/CEO of Numi Organic Tea, the largest organic, Fair Trade Certified tea company in North America, which builds partnerships with farming communities worldwide, also co-founded the Numi Foundation (whose initiatives include Together for H2OPE, providing safe drinking water to farming communities across the globe) and OSC2, One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community, a national community of sustainable natural... Read More →
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Frederick Schilling

Frederick Schilling, founder of the pioneering socially-responsible organic Dagoba Chocolate brand, after selling Dagoba went on to co-found Big Tree Farms in Bali, which has grown into SE Asia’s largest organic supply chain with close to 14,000 organic farmers, focused especially on coconut and cacao products. Frederick also co-founded AMMA Chocolate, Brazil’s leading premium chocolate manufacturer and is a founding member of the... Read More →
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Kate Tierney

Kate Tierney is President of Alter Eco Americas, PBC, the North American and Australia/New Zealand division of Alter Eco, an exemplary, mission-driven, fair trade, environmentally and socially responsible food importing company. Tierney has 24 years' experience in the natural products industry, including 15 years with  United Natural Foods Inc., the largest national distributor of organic and natural products in the U.S.

Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sausalito Room