COSA insights shared through major general and industry publications.
Use of agile data to improve agricultural production in Africa
Agile Data Approaches and Innovations in Monitoring (ADAIM) project team, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates and implemented by COSA, in partnership with ICED, and GDI, convenes as it makes progress towards the development and testing of agile monitoring systems – blending technology and rigorous metrics – that make quick, low-cost, evidence-based decisions possible for agriculture development program investments.
How Mexico and Rwanda address barriers to sustainability
Governments of Mexico and Rwanda, partnering with ICO and COSA, are lifting their farming sectors with an innovative approach to costs and efficiencies using science-based directives. By establishing a replicable process for use throughout coffee-growing regions, they will lead the way for many other countries to improve on the most pragmatic aspects and help the industry to systemically address barriers to sustainability..
Will finance and insurance now drive sustainability in ag?
The coming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive will require better corporate data on business risks to sustainability.. “nothing short of a revolution,” some are saying. Standardizing how we measure the realities of supply chains to the farm level is sorely needed.
VUCA matters: ESG is yesterday’s story. Today’s story is impact
The herd is moving to ESG but results or impacts are emerging as a competitive factor that appeals much more to the smart money. For multinational businesses, ESG are increasingly requirements imposed by insurance or financial markets and regulators. But what about leaders who go beyond to verifiably gauge their sustainability in terms that affect their business? Business and government are desperate for tools to navigate Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous (VUCA) conditions and leaders can turn that into a clear competitive advantage. Not surprisingly, understanding your sustainability risks is critical.
Understanding Resilience in Managing Sustainability Risk
Our understanding of resilience is much less evolved than our understanding of sustainability issues like climate change or deforestation. We need to change that. And we need to change that fast..
Is lab-grown coffee more sustainable? Think again
In their efforts to develop and commercialize coffee made without actual coffee beans, some scientists and businesses think it will help to solve climate and environmental challenges.
COSA and BSI support Westrock toward 100% responsibly sourced goal
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are partnering with Westrock Coffee Company on their global supplier assurance framework for responsible sourcing. “Westrock Coffee exemplifies how business, with a strong commitment and the right tools, can be a significant agent of positive change,” says COSA President Daniele Giovannucci.
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.
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.
One key metric drives both sustainability and ROI
Measuring and understanding Technical Efficiency can make any effort more effective, accelerate productivity goals, and provide an understanding of the intrinsic return on their investment or ROI.