“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.
Some of the innovative work in sustainability from the IDB Lab demonstrate ways to achieve new levels of collective impact for donors and businesses.
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.
COSA President Daniele Giovannucci joins Nobel Laureate and Heads of State to discuss food security. Hosted by the World Academy of Art and Science, the event brings eminent world leaders to consider global scale solutions, catalytic initiatives and transformative strategies for solving this pressing world problem.
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.
Daniele Giovannucci is the Keynote speaker for the Middle East Coffee Virtual Conference.
The Sustainable Food Lab’s Stephanie Daniels, our expert guest author, explains why companies should think about what Living Income or a Living Wage means for their business accountability and the stability of their supply chains.
A key to scaling the understanding and measure of Living Income in any context is to balance rigor and practicality so that it can be more widely adopted. We are getting closer to that in global, agricultural contexts.
COSA is working closely with Mars and the Farmer Income Lab to develop optimal metrics to help ensure a science-based yet down-to-earth perspective around reasonable income for farmer-suppliers.
Businesses and NGOs have an opportunity to better understand the challenges of farm communities, and reorient global value chains to deliver greater benefits to their producers.