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The End of Sustainable Development?

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 to Share Sustainability Measurement Expertise at Brazilian Conference

COSA has been asked to participate at the Innovation Session at the Global Coffee Platform event in Brazil.

Guatemala coffee in crisis: a lesson on resilience

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.

2018-11-07T21:12:33+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you making sustainability claims? Think twice

As more claims are being exposed by the media, it is prudent for corporate leaders to consider the integrity of their sustainability claims.

Sintercafe 2018: what should the coffee sector be paying attention to today?

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.

2018-11-01T13:48:26+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COSA President Headlines Sintercafe 2018

"There's a lot of talk about sustainability but not enough intelligent 'doing' about it."

2019-03-26T08:23:15+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture

COSA contributes its expertise as part of the GCP's Online Learning Series this September.

2018-08-08T11:08:31+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Getting more impact from sustainability certifications

COSA responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives