Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began with her desire to improve her personal health and culminated in becoming certified in Plant-Based Nutrition.She started to develop her brand as a digital ...

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Yoli Ouiya

“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing ...

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MaryAnne Howland

Early in 2018, Matthew Raiford was shocked when the news came down from New York that he had been named a semi-finalist in the Best Chef in the Southeast category by the esteemed James Beard Foundation. But, those who have dined on his inimitable ...

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Matthew Raiford

Will Harris is a fourth generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and raised at White Oak Pastures, Will left home to attend the University of Georgia's School of Agriculture, where he was trained in the industrial ...

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Will Harris

Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Her work sits at the intersection of the next economy, social justice and spirituality. She is a Co-Founder and founding CEO of ​​Impact Hub Oakland,​​​ a beautiful co-working space supporting ...

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Konda Mason

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. She triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to ...

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Robyn O’Brien

Robert “Bob” Quinn—the 2007 recipient of the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award—is a progressive leader in promoting organic and sustainable agriculture throughout the state of Montana, and the rest of the world. The Organic Trade Association awarded Bob the 2010 Organic Leadership ...

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Bob Quinn, PhD

Justin has a BS in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, and an MS in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University. He's spent years figuring out the nuts-and-bolts of successful organic farming in the humid South, concentrating mainly on ...

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Justin Duncan

Sara Newmark is VP of Social Impact for MegaFood. Leading the development of MegaFood’s social responsibility and environmental sustainability efforts, Sara ensures that the company's day to day business practices and decision-making support MegaFood’s mission to nourish a world in nutritional crisis. She ensures ...

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Sara Newmark

Dan's reason for being is to create a harmonious existence, for all beings and the planet, now and for future generations. As founder and general partner of ReGen Ventures, Dan is seeking to integrate all forms of capital to support breakthrough teams and technologies ...

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Dan Fitzgerald

Ryan Zinn manages Dr. Bronner’s international organic and fair trade supply chains in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Ryan has worked the last 20 years with small-scale farmer organizations to develop agroecological, just and resiliency strategies. Ryan also supports non-profits like the fair trade ...

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Ryan Zinn

Understanding how people relate to water and what water needs to remain healthy has been a central tenet of Nicole’s professional career for more than 25 years. She believes strongly in the role of local champions and river enthusiasts in creating a future where ...

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Nicole Silk

Stephen serves as the CEO of Grounded Capital Partners, which invests long-term private capital along the value chain of our food system in ways that create transparent, high-integrity supply chains and build capacity for a more regenerative food system.  In this role, Stephen brings ...

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Stephen Hohenrieder

Andrew Hebard is President & CEO of Natures Crops International. Founded in 2004, Natures Crops is a vertically integrated and rapidly growing, science based, natural products ingredients business. At NCI, sustainability, traceability, safety and reliability of the supply chain are essential. Hebard believes that ...

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Andrew Hebard

Tim Gordon became President at CBDRx and Functional Remedies in 2017 and is now serving as Chief Science Officer.  Born and raised in Canada in a Cannabis farming community, Tim’s love for sustainable cannabis farming is only eclipsed by his love for the cannabis ...

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Tim Gordon

Annie has been the Director of Development at Rodale Institute since 2012. For over 70 years, Rodale Institute has been the global leader in game-changing research, farmer training, and consumer education about how to help heal broken agricultural systems via regenerative organic agricultural methods. ...

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Annie Brown

In 2009, founder John-Paul Maxfield left the world of private equity without a clear plan for his future. He did know that idealism and capitalism can coexist. John-Paul didn’t know what the next 9 years (and three kids later) would look like, but he ...

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John-Paul Maxfield

Mr. Jamal Lucas is a global impact investor with a strong interest in sustainability and natural resource supply chains. He specializes in applying holistic market-based best practices to developing resilient communities across the globe. His practice integrates best in class technology assets in the ...

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Jamal Lucas

Corey is a Senior Associate at Radicle Impact Partners, which provides early stage growth capital for transformative companies in the areas of good food, good money and good energy. She is passionate about supporting exceptional entrepreneurs who are building businesses to create an equitable ...

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Corey Vernon

Rob is Co-Founder of COMMON, a global community and design accelerator for socially responsible organizations. Rob has also worked on cultural narratives and storytelling in the climate and social impact spaces for over a decade, having co-created numerous global media platforms for the The ...

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Rob Schuham

David Levine is the co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of business organizations and businesses, collectively representing over 250,000 businesses, committed to advancing market shifts and policies that support a vibrant, just and sustainable economy. He has worked as ...

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David Levine

Erik is the founder of MERIKA, London. He is also a brand advisor and venture partner.MERIKA Advisory has decades long experience with FOOD businesses connected to SOIL & PURPOSE. Our projects have included seismic social engagement movements like Meat Free Mondays, innovative brand development, ...

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Erik Bruun Bindslev

Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative, responsible for management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming, communications, and outreach. Erin has a range of corporate campaigning and sustainability experience. She previously worked for CDP, managing corporate engagement for the We ...

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Erin Callahan

Reyna Bryan is the president of RCD Packaging, a sustainable packaging innovation and supply company.  (www.rainchilddesign.com).  Reyna's expertise is in packaging engineering, materials and manufacturing, with a focus on compostable flexible film packaging, specialty fibers, and bio-polymers. She works to bring cutting edge packaging ...

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Reyna Bryan

Jane Franch is the Director of Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability at Numi Organic Tea. Jane works closely with Numi’s suppliers—from origin through manufacturing—to build strong partnerships and identify opportunities for shared impact using Numi’s business-for-good ethos. She helps brings new products into the world ...

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Jane Franch

Abbey serves as the Savory Global  Network Coordinator. She is also owner and operator of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management with her husband, Spencer. The Jefferson Center is an organic cattle ranch and Savory Network Hub in Fort Bidwell, California.She spent two months in ...

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Abbey Smith

An innovative leader and progressive entrepreneur with 25 years of apparel industry experience. Isaac is known for propelling cutting-edge product and market innovation in the realms of sustainability and circular resource efficiency. Nichelson is widely regarded as an agent of change through his work ...

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Isaac Nichelson

Wendy Millet brings 20+ years in conservation, a lifetime working with horses, and a passion for impact to her work as director of TomKat Ranch an educational ranch with a mission to raise healthy food in a way that regenerates the planet and inspires ...

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Wendy Millet

Pablo is the lead creator of INTO, a platform that is revolutionizing the way mission-driven producers and brands connect with conscious consumers. Previous stages of his career have informed his current focus: psychologist specialized in creative learning, co-founder and CEO of an integrated marketing ...

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Pablo Munoz Ledo

Greg Pinch is a senior member of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic’s Ethical Sourcing team. Through an innovative mix of funding, partnership, and sourcing, Lush establishes resilient and robust supply chains in Africa, Latin America and North America. Greg believes in equitable trade as a ...

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Greg Pinch

Thea O’Carroll, Founder, CEO & Farmer, Yield Organic, manages her family farm in Northeast Nebraska and is finishing her 11th organic growing season and continues to transition acres. Knowing Farmers stand at the beginning of the food chain, her mission is to help Farmers ...

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Thea O’Carroll

Alyssa serves as the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, a membership organization that represents organic companies in North America and supports businesses in creating and implementing innovative, sustainable practices across the supply chain, from farm to retail, through education, networking, analytic ...

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Alyssa Harding

Christophe Jospe is an analyst, storyteller, marketer, and fundraiser for solutions that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At ​​Nori​​​, he leads the business development to create supply for  a new marketplace for pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, starting with supporting ...

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Christophe Jospe

Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist and sustainability advocate near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author of three books, runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and has served as an advisory board of numerous nutrition and agriculture organizations including ...

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Diana Rogers, RD

Dr. Meagan Schipanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. Her research group applies systems-based approaches to improving the sustainability of cropping systems, including topics of crop diversity, soil health, nutrient and water management. Her work ...

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Meagan Schipanski

Nova Covington is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the leading reef-safe sunscreen brand for sensitive skin. As a mom who was inspired to create better alternatives for her baby daughter, Nova’s passion for better bodycare products grew Goddess Garden into an award-winning ...

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Nova Covington-Halter

​Megan Meiklejohn is a sustainability professional in the fashion industry, focused on creating positive impact through regeneratively grown fibers and materials. Her previous experience includes managing the Sustainable Materials & Transparency program at EILEEN FISHER, Inc., a New York based women’s clothing brand.  With a degree from ...

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Megan Meiklejohn

Dr. Daniel Liptzin serves as the soil health indicators assessment project lead scientist for the High Plains as Project Scientist with the Soil Health Institute. Dr. Liptzin recently served as a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado, Denver, where he taught courses in ...

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Daniel Liptzin PhD

A lifelong ocean advocate, Vicki earned a Master’s degree in marine policy from Yale University. Working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), she co-wrote the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Designation documents and served as NOAA liaison to the California Sanctuary sites. For ...

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Vicki Goldstein

Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create a culture that loves and restores our relationship to the land, sea and one another. Our work spans the story, community and practice of ...

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Philip Taylor

Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to stabilizing Earth’s climate. From 2008-2016 she was the Climate Change Projects Manager for the City & County of San Francisco where she created and managed the City’s internal agency ...

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Calla Rose Ostrander

Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation and the largest Certified B Corporation in the world. Deanna drives the company sustainability strategy and programs to support the interconnectivity between the health ...

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Deanna Bratter

Dave Haynes is co-founder of rePlant Capital, a new impact investment group focusing on soil health and regenerative transition at the farm level. He served as Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners II since its inception in 2008.  He also serves on the board ...

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Dave Haynes

A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in Natural Resource Management and Economics. With over 25 years of international experience in ranching, Holistic Management, and collaborative ecosystem restoration programs, Daniela co founded ...

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Daniela Ibarra-Howell

Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the field of regenerative agriculture and soil health. His dedication to Kiss the Ground’s mission of “inspiring participation in global regeneration, starting with soil”, has ...

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Finian Makepeace

John W. Roulac is founder and Chief Hemp Officer of RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary brand. In 1999, John founded the organic superfoods brand Nutiva.  For seven consecutive years, under John’s leadership, Inc. Magazine selected Nutiva as one of American’s fastest growing ...

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John Roulac