Presenting

Aligned Growth Partners

Global Advisors to Boards of Directors and Management

Aligned Growth Partners is a highly acclaimed team of former senior corporate and emerging growth company executives, each possessing decades of domestic and global business experience. We work directly with boards of directors, management, business owners, and private equity and venture capital firms.

The complementary expertise and operating and organizational experience of our partners enables us to work with client companies to create and execute highly innovative, sustainable strategic plans, organizational excellence imperatives and operational execution plans, solidly framed with essential alignment, execution and accountability that enhances your business culture and your growth. Our commitment is clear: We deliver results beyond your expectations.

County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division

The Division promotes and delivers solutions necessary to mitigate environmental impacts and prepare for climate change.

The Division implements policy direction to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions through “buildings and behaviors”, and serves as a community clearinghouse for information, tools, services, programs, financing information, and resources to the general public, contractor communities, and other public entities engaged in pursing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. We assist customers with initiating and completing building efficiency upgrades, installation of renewable energy systems and storage, implementing sustainable practices, and retiring fossil fuel vehicles.

 

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Jane Elias
707-565-6470
Santa Rosa

Lagunitas Brewing Co

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The Lagunitas Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California. The brewery is known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on its packaging. The company was the fifth top selling craft brewery in the US in 2014. Lagunitas TapRooms are located at their breweries and always have great food, exclusive beers, and daily live music. Stop by their Schwag shop to RSVP for tasting tours.

Sonoma County Growers Alliance

Educate, collaborate and advocate for the responsible development of a regulated cannabis industry.
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The mission of SCGA is to educate, collaborate, advocate cannabis patients, cultivators and the community.

SCGA works cooperatively with all individuals, businesses, and regulatory bodies to ensure that reasonable environmental, social and economic standards are set in place, helping cultivators within the community to participate and thrive responsibly.

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Tawnie Logan
(707) 861-0050
Sebastopol

Jackson Family Wines

Crafting high-quality wines with distinct characteristics, sourced from premier coastal vineyards

Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned company head quartered in Santa Rosa, California that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family's portfolio comprises more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to its acclaimed California producers, JFW includes fine wines from France, Chile, Italy and Australia. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its various wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Learn more online at www.jacksonfamilywines.com.

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Julien Gervreau
Santa Rosa

Beneficial State Bank

Founded in 2007 with a triple bottom-line focus of social justice, environmental resilience and financial sustainability
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Beneficial State Bank (Beneficial State) is a State Chartered Bank, regulated by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO), and the FDIC. Chartered in 2007 under a unique foundation ownership model, Beneficial State Bank has local branches in CA, OR and WA. We offer checking, saving, loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking and everything else you’d expect from a bank — but we exist to serve your prosperity and goals, not to profit from them.  

With 100% of the bank’s economic rights belonging to Beneficial State Foundation, any profits when distributed must flow into a public charity mandated by our bylaws to invest in low-income communities and the natural environment. We are also proud to be a certified B Corporation, which means we prioritize people, the planet and profit. 

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Brian Rose
707-835-4361
Santa Rosa

Essential Knowledge for Transition

Knowledge empowering change.
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In the face of increasing economic instability, building a resilient, enduring and equitable local economy is vital. To achieve this, we need to understand the current economic system, how it affects our communities and ways to transform it. We also need to understand how the monetary, banking and financial systems work and their central role in the functioning of the economy.

Essential Knowledge for Transition is a three part curriculum providing the essential understanding of these systems, their impact on our communities, intervention points and alternatives being pursued around the country to shift them for the benefit of communities and ecosystems.

Honeyman Sustainability Consulting

Creating Thought Leaders for the New Economy.
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Ryan Honeyman is a sustainability consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014), the world’s first book on B Corporations.

Ryan helps businesses save money, improve employee satisfaction, and increase brand value by helping them maximize the value of their sustainability efforts, including helping companies certify and thrive as a B Corp. His clients include Ben & Jerry’s, Klean Kanteen, Nutiva, CleanWell, Exygy, and the Filene Research Institute.

Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, a Certified B Corporation, was recently honored—alongside Patagonia, Seventh Generation, New Belgium Brewery, GoLite, and Method—on the 2014 B Corp “Best for the Environment List,” which recognizes businesses that have scored in the top 10% of all B Corps worldwide for positive environmental impact.

Ryan has written articles for TriplePunditSustainable Industries, and the CU Times. He has also been a featured speaker at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, San Francisco State University, Mills College, the California College of the Arts, the Sustainable Enterprise Conference, the Marin Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, the New Sector Alliance, Nextspace, the Impact Hub Oakland, and the Impact Hub SoMa in San Francisco.

Ryan sits on the board of directors for the B Corp B2B Networking Group and Conscious Capitalism Bay Area. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Ryan Honeyman
415-515-1262
San Francisco

Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma County’s Official Electricity Provider

Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit pubic agency, and is the official electricity provider for Sonoma County, offering cleaner electricity to residential and commercial customers in all participating Sonoma County cities and the unincorporated areas of the county. The formation of Sonoma Clean Power is the single, largest action undertaken by Sonoma County to positively affect greenhouse gas emissions. 

Join us in powering a clean energy future today!

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Four Lights Tiny House Company

Tiny House Design
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Jay Shafer has spent the past eighteen years refining his designs to produce some of the most high-functioning tiny homes available. To work well, such a structure has to meet the specific needs of its occupant(s), without waste or excess. The houses we currently offer through Four Lights Tiny House Company are designed to do just that: provide homeowners with everything they want and need, and nothing they don’t. To date, Jay considers them his very best. 

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Dante Love
(707) 569-6063
Cotati

The Farmers Guild

A Network of Farmer-to-Farmer Communities
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We are the newest wave of farmers, ranchers, chefs, artisans and sustainable food system advocates. With a passion for feeding our local communities, we come together to share skills, knowledge and a meal after a long day in the field, pasture and milking barn. Founded by farmers for farmers, our community helps to support every scale of healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture as well as the social networks necessary to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land.

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Evan Wiig
415-710-5692
Sebastopol

Climate Protection Campaign

inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis
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The Climate Protection Campaign works to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We partner with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Ann Hancock
(707) 525-1665x112
Santa Rosa

The Sonoma County Water Agency

Managing resources for people and the environment
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The mission of the Sonoma County Water Agency is to effectively manage the water resources in our care for the benefit of people and the environment through resource and environmental stewardship, technical innovation, and responsible fiscal management.  View the Water Agency's water policy statement.

Vision Statement

The Sonoma County Water Agency is a regional leader in water resources management. The Water Agency strives to look forward, beyond today's issues, to anticipate ways to advance its mission. Additionally, the Water Agency continues to adapt its mission in response to changing opportunities, keeping the Water Agency at the forefront of developments in the water industry.

Sustainability Achievements:

To meet the goals of the Carbon Free Water by 2015 Program, the Sonoma County Water Agency has implemented several energy production, energy efficiency, and sustainability projects.

http://www.scwa.ca.gov/energy-sustainability-projects/

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Redwood Hill Farm is an award-winning, Humane Certified, Grade A goat dairy farm and creamery located in Sonoma County, California.

Family owned and operated for over 40 years, we are committed to making the best tasting and least processed goat milk, artisan goat milk cheese, yogurt and kefir.

Quality and sustainability have been the guiding principles as Redwood Hill Farm has grown over the years. We are honored that the Business Environmental Alliance of Sonoma County has awarded Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery the Best Practices Award in recognition of environmentally sound business practices and we are the first Certified Humane goat dairy.

Indigenous

style with artisan handmade quality
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A leader in the Fair Trade fashion industry, Indigenous designs has been working with producers in Peru for 15 years to produce a stunning line of men's and women's apparel, providing an example for best practices in the industry and enriching the path for eco-fashion and sustainability trends today.

Indigenous designs is committed to:
  • Supporting and preserving Fair Trade wages and artisan cooperative
  • Investing in natural and organic fibers and environmentally-friendly dyes
  • Spreading the beauty of handmade, eco fashion

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