Climate Week New York City 2017 kicked off on September 18, but for the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York, and UTZ, based in Amsterdam, every week is climate week and every day is dedicated to driving a more sustainable world. In June the two organizations announced their intention to merge later this year Justin Leavenworth, Global Markets Director for UTZ, shares his thoughts on the objectives and opportunities the merger can bring.
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Daniel R. Katz, Rainforest Alliance founder and Chairman of the Board, looks towards the intended merger with UTZ, noting that “our new combined organization will be called the Rainforest Alliance, building on a trusted public-facing brand that has engaged both conscientious consumers and responsible farmers who make a living alongside nature, often as the primary custodians of vital ecosystems.