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New Board Chair takes reins at COSA

"Founders can struggle to step down but instead I am very excited to have Richard Rogers apply his exceptional strategic ability to guide a fast-growing COSA,” says Daniele Giovannucci.

2021-11-02T11:59:00+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Food Summit’s bold challenge: “true pricing”

Hundreds of billions are wasted on distortionary subsidies. Yet we have solutions for market-based pathways to correct this with transparency about true prices.

2021-11-02T08:55:19+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

COP26 & learning from past Summits

In light of this week’s COP, I was reflecting on how these global summits have changed and what, if anything, we have learned in three decades. We may finally be seeing smart action rather than the good intentions of the past, and there is one aspect that is essential to that change. 

2021-11-02T12:03:56+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

COSA and BSI support Westrock toward 100% responsibly sourced goal

The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are partnering with Westrock Coffee Company on their global supplier assurance framework for responsible sourcing. “Westrock Coffee exemplifies how business, with a strong commitment and the right tools, can be a significant agent of positive change,” says COSA President Daniele Giovannucci.

2021-10-21T16:39:34+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: COSA in the News|Tags: |0 Comments

Reframing the SDGs: 17 Promises

A creative reframing of the SDGs offers a different, human-centered approach that better relates these concepts to youth.

2021-08-30T09:48:07+00:00August 28th, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Advancing transparency in the Coffee Sector

The ICO has appointed COSA to develop and manage two innovative data streams that will offer transparent new insights into what farmers actually earn and their actual costs to produce.

2021-08-29T19:43:11+00:00August 28th, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Technology expert joins COSA Board

Allen Gunn’s place in the world of human-centered technology is substantial and he has profoundly influenced how COSA applies novel technologies and configurations to “measure what matters”. We are excited to have him join as a new Board Member.

2021-08-30T09:41:42+00:00August 28th, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Breakthrough Success Story: the SAFE Platform

The UN is sharing “inspiring breakthroughs and success stories” related to the SDGs as Good Practices. An innovation that COSA worked on to push the sustainability learning envelope between companies, donors, and NGOs is now one of the UN DESA’s examples of SDG Good Practices, selected for its potential for replication and scale.

2021-09-22T00:45:40+00:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Responsible Sourcing and Sustainable Sourcing: Key Differences

Often used interchangeably, responsible sourcing and sustainable sourcing share some common aspects - like traceability and knowing your farmers. But one ideally should be considered a stepping stone to the other.

2021-05-06T15:38:02+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Is sustainability data leaving your company vulnerable?

Companies face challenges when it comes to their sustainability data. Not only are few of them applying the same security and privacy protection to their supplier data – especially when operating in developing countries - as they do consumer data, most may be leaving value on the table through missed opportunities.

2021-05-06T08:15:29+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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