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Shifting the focus to reduce sourcing risk

An organization’s risk management strategy may be only as good as its commitment to sustainable sourcing. Now is the time to re-focus or adapt sustainability programs to better prepare for the future and address the next crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequalities.

2021-05-06T05:56:33+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sustainability trends: more resilience in 2021

Trust, transparency, traceability. Scorecards and dashboards. We offer our take on the top trends for 2021

2021-02-19T16:41:39+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Walmart global sourcing executive joins COSA Board

Coffee sourcing trips to origin instilled in Carli Rosencranz a deep passion for the concerns of smallholder coffee farmers, and that is good news for COSA.

2021-02-19T16:42:56+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Insights|Tags: |0 Comments

Big data + small data = giant insights into deforestation

To successfully address global issues like deforestation requires a multi-dimensional landscape approach that learns and listens to people on the ground in ways that can leverage real change.

2021-01-29T11:42:47+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Former Rainforest Alliance CEO joins COSA Board

“During my time at RA and Utz I got to see COSA’s work first hand,” says Han de Groot. Highly regarded as a sustainability champion, his profound understanding of certifications adds an important dimension to COSA’s Board of Directors.

2021-01-12T21:18:36+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sustainability investing that powers data-based learning

Some of the innovative work in sustainability from the IDB Lab demonstrate ways to achieve new levels of collective impact for donors and businesses.

2021-07-08T15:07:59+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 keys for a successful sustainability program

For market-based sustainability initiatives to be effective and provide lasting results, organizations must ensure their integration into operations and procurement practice. We offer five key elements of a successful sustainable sourcing program that have consistently worked for companies large and small.

2021-09-21T15:19:57+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: COSA in the News|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Keep Sustainability in Mind When Buying Your Next Cup of Coffee

How are companies being held accountable when it comes to their sustainability protocols? What big-name coffee brands are ‘doing right’ by farmers? What can individual consumers do to help support coffee farmers? This 7 minute interview with COSA president Daniele Giovannucci on Cheddar Inc. / CuriosityStream gives some answers. 150

2021-01-13T18:30:21+00:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: COSA in the News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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