In an upcoming keynote at the highly-regarded annual Sintercafe event, I’ll be shocking some folks with the unpleasant news that we are now experiencing the demise of sustainable development…and I wish I were joking.
COSA has been asked to participate at the Innovation Session at the Global Coffee Platform event in Brazil.
In many countries, especially less developed ones, there are considerable intangible assets that are often not captured or even valued by markets.
When a severe epidemic related to climate change wiped out almost half of the income for 97% of the small farmers we surveyed in Guatemala, we found that some farmers coped better and had fewer losses than others.
As more claims are being exposed by the media, it is prudent for corporate leaders to consider the integrity of their sustainability claims.
Sintercafe’s Board President Arnoldo Leiva and Daniele Giovannucci, President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and keynote speaker, answer questions about the coffee sector as they look ahead to the upcoming thirty-second edition of the annual Sintercafe event on Nov. 7-11, 2018.
"There's a lot of talk about sustainability but not enough intelligent 'doing' about it."
COSA researchers, Carlos de los Rios and Mica Bennett, find that increasing the participation of young farmers in coffee production can have a positive and sustainable effect on national production.
COSA contributes its expertise as part of the GCP's Online Learning Series this September.
COSA responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives