Current thinking from COSA on sustainability challenges and practical solutions.
When well-executed, private sustainable sourcing programs can offer substantial value. Some approaches designed by firms can raise concerns about whether they offer much benefit to producers and the environment, or, they are little more than compliance checklists. However, they can also be effective in their design and execution so that they offer substantial value to both the suppliers and the firm. Our long history of successfully designing company programs and strategies has yielded useful lessons of what to do and what NOT to do in these eight key steps to sustainable sourcing.
Can a farmer-driven supply chain sustainability strategy work for business? Yes, says Farmer Brothers.
Listening to its farmers: how one company’s approach to a sustainable supply chain is building long-term trust and stability to vexing development problems
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.
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.
COSA responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives
COSA President asks what the coffee industry can learn from Toyota.
Impact assessments are not for the faint of heart! COSA’s research team shared their recent impact evaluation experiences while focusing on the particular challenges inherent to measuring sustainability impacts.
Elena Serfilippi, COSA’s Coordinator for Resilience Research, answers the three most commonly asked questions about measuring resilience.