September 6–8, 2017

Josh Prigge, Fetzer Vineyards

Director of Regenerative Development
Fetzer Vineyards

At Fetzer Vineyards, Josh Prigge guides the vision and execution of game-changing regenerative measures at the world’s first Zero Waste-certified wine company and largest organic winegrape grower in the United States. Prigge has led the efforts at Fetzer Vineyards to receive B Corp certification, Carbon Neutral certification, and Zero Waste certification. December 2015 saw Prigge appear as a speaker at the Caring for Climate Business Forum, the official business forum of the United Nations’ COP21 Paris Climate Talks in France, where he shared the company’s long commitment and leadership in addressing the issue of climate change in the wine industry. Prigge is now challenging Fetzer to move beyond sustainability to restore, revitalize, and regenerate towards a Net Positive future, and has established an ambitious goal that calls for the Winery to eliminate all negative impacts and target a positive corporate footprint by the year 2030. Prior to joining Fetzer, Prigge was the Sustainability Coordinator at Hawai'i Pacific University, and also served as President of the Sustainability Association of Hawai`i. Prigge holds an MA in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development and an MBA from Hawai'i Pacific University.

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